By Takuma Sato, Driver Columnist In his third column for Motorsports Tribune, Takuma Sato talks about the tough times trying to tackle the Grand Prix of Long Beach, testing in Texas, unveiling his own brand of wine and having former Formula One opponent Fernando Alonso as a teammate at Andretti Autosport for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. From Long Beach to Texas Long Beach was a tough weekend and we were left with a disappointing outcome. There was a little bit of up and down run by us in practiceRead More
By Takuma Sato, Driver Columnist In his second column for Motorsports Tribune, Takuma Sato discusses some of the improvements made by Honda and Andretti Autosport as they prepare for the Grand Prix of Long Beach, and reveals some of the small rigors of what he did over the three-week break between races. Constantly Improving I’m really excited to return to Long Beach. To be honest, with no change in the aero package from last year to this year, we knew we were coming into an uphill battle on road and streetRead More
By Dalton Kellett, Driver Columnist Providing an inside look for the fans, Dalton Kellett will be contributing to Motorsports Tribune selectively throughout the 2017 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season. For his opening column, the 23-year-old Canadian will talk about taking the role as a veteran at Andretti Autosport and some of his plans during a long break before preparing for the April 21-23 doubleheader at Barber Motorsports Park. Growing Up I think one of the big things for me going through my time in Mazda Road to Indy hasRead More
By Takuma Sato, Driver Columnist In his opening column for Motorsports Tribune, Takuma Sato discusses his Andretti Autosport debut in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and brings everyone up to speed with how he went from Formula 1 to competing in the Indianapolis 500. Debuting for Andretti Autosport It has been so exciting from the moment I joined the team. It was a long winter and off-season, but a lot of things have happened. However, from the IndyCar regulations to the time that I signed up to driveRead More
By Conor Daly, Verizon IndyCar Series Driver I can’t believe the season has already come to an end. It went by so fast, especially the last couple of months. I really didn’t want it to end. The last race of the season didn’t really go the way we wanted it to. It was unfortunate that our worst races this year were on the double points weekends in Sonoma and Indianapolis. That cost us a chance at the Rookie of the Year title. Of course with Rossi winning the Indy 500,Read More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver As we head to the final road course of the 2016 XFINITY Series schedule this weekend, I still don’t think anyone has stopped talking about the race at Mid-Ohio a few weeks ago. In case you missed that, it poured down rain for the majority of the race and we attempted to race with rain tires. Needless to say, it’s better in theory than it is in practice. It definitely made for an entertaining show for fans, but even the best road courseRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Hey guys – sorry it’s been a couple of weeks since I have given an update! This summer stretch is really tough on the schedule! It’s been a really solid couple of weeks for our team. We are coming off back-to-back top-10 finishes at Iowa and Watkins Glen. I can’t stress enough how awesome my team is and how much perseverance pays off. I messed up in qualifying at the Glen, flat spotting the tires during my qualifying lap. We had to changeRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver We have had a couple of rough weeks with a broken part in Kentucky and a poor-handling car in New Hampshire. Your luck can change so quickly in racing it’s unbelievable. We had a really fast car in practice on Friday in New Hampshire and then on Saturday morning it was like we had unloaded a completely different car for qualifying. It’s hard not to be frustrated when things like that happen, but we know we have to turn that frustration into driveRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Daytona was definitely the boost we needed to continue through the summer stretch. After decent runs at Michigan and Iowa, I really think that helped our momentum at Daytona. Our car wasn’t the best I have had at Daytona, but we made the best out of it. While we wanted a win, sixth-place will do. Daytona started a 16-week stretch for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, with no off weekends. Our travel schedule can really wear you down, so this is the part ofRead More