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
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver After the last two weeks, I finally feel like our luck and season are starting to turn around and we have some momentum going. I would have loved to keep that momentum going this weekend, but it’s another off week for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. I will be heading to Charleston for some R&R.  Charleston is probably one of my favorite getaway spots that’s in driving distance from Charlotte – tons of awesome places to eat and I just love being at theRead More
By Conor Daly, Verizon IndyCar Series Driver It’s been a while since my last blog and that’s because it’s been crazy busy! It’s been non-stop since the start of May, but we finally had a little breathing room this past week. I think I’ve gone through every emotion since the start of May, I had the joy of leading my first laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Grand Prix, I suffered a huge disappointment after spinning out of the Indy 500, I then experienced the best weekend ofRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver This is my third year in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and I would have to say this is the toughest start to a racing season I have ever had. We started Pocono off with radio issues, eventually blew a tire and ended up with a destroyed race car before the halfway point in the race.  The stats show we have an 18th– place average finish for the season. We have had numerous part failures and just bad luck so far, but are hangingRead More