2015 Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief With the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season looming, it’s time for a new star to be born and that star is Kyle Larson. The timing just seems right. The 2014 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year is coming off of a strong performance in the season finale at Homestead last season. Larson was poised for his first win on NASCAR’s premier tour, but a late caution left the team’s strategy in shambles, losing the lead and falling to fifth at the finish. Larson fell victimRead More
Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power made contact in the closing laps of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Posted On March 29, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Montoya Holds Off Power in Grand Prix of St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sunday, March 29, 2015) – Juan Pablo Montoya held off Team Penske teammate and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power over the final 27 laps to win the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg by 0.9930 of a second. Montoya held a 3.3-second advantage over Power following an exchange of final pit stops on Laps 81 and 82, but Power closed to within 0.6147 of a second on Lap 100 and was sizing up his best opportunity to attempt a pass of Montoya’s No. 2Read More
Denny Hamlin grabbed his fifth victory at the famed Martinsville Speedway.
MARTINSVILLE, Va.—With Brad Keselowski beating a tattoo into his rear bumper, and with his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sliding sideways as it approached the checkered flag, Denny Hamlin held on to his car and held off Keselowski to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. In winning his first race of the season, his fifth at the .526-mile short track and the 25th of his career, Hamlin took the lead for good on Lap 473 of 500, passing teammate Matt Kenseth for the topRead More
Ed Jones Dominated the opening Indy Lights round in St. Pete.
St. Petersburg, Fla. – United Arab Emirates-based Englishman Ed Jones continued this afternoon where he left off yesterday by dominating Race Two of the Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Peninsula Pipeline. The rookie made an exemplary start from the pole for the Carlin team and led throughout the 45-lap race to maintain his unbeaten record in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.   Fellow Briton Jack Harvey chased gamely in second place for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian, while Floridian Spencer Pigot, who has moved up toRead More
Joey Logano now has a win in each of NASCAR’s three premier series.

Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Trucks

Logano Wins Wild Truck Race in Martinsville

MARTINSVILE, Va.—Race runner-up Matt Crafton said Joey Logano barreled into Turn 1 on the final restart “like he was shot out of a cannon.” Ducking to the inside with the accelerator mashed was the move Logano, the Coors Light Pole Award winner, had to make to vault from third to first and win Saturday’s Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in an event that went eight circuits past its posted distance of 250 laps. Logano led 150 laps in winning the first NCWTS race ofRead More

Posted On March 22, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Uncategorized

Action Express Racing Dominates 12 Hours of Sebring

SEBRING, Fla. (March 22, 2015) – Fifty years after the Chaparral 2 claimed Chevrolet’s lone victory in the Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Action Express Racing delivered a victory in dominating fashion to snap the half century dry spell and quench it with the ceremonial champagne in front of 100,000 fans. The No. 5 Mustang Sampling team displayed one of the most convincing performances in the 63 year history of the twelve hour endurance race, leading 246 of 340 circuits enroute to lapping the field and adding another 1,271 milesRead More
Kevin Harvick wins the Drive4Clots.com 300.
FONTANA, Calif.—It’s about time to start reserving a spot on the NASCAR podium for Kevin Harvick. With a dominating victory in Saturday’s Drive4Clots.com 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, Harvick won his second race of the season, his first at Auto Club Speedway and the 46th of his career, third-most all-time. Incredibly, Harvick scored his 28th consecutive top 10 in the XFINITY Series, dating to 2013. With two victories and two seconds in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year to go with two wins and a third in the XFINITYRead More
Kurt Busch gets the pole for the Auto Club 400.
FONTANA, Calif.—One week removed from his return from a three-race suspension, Kurt Busch rewarded the unwavering support from Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Gene Haas by putting his No. 41 Chevrolet on the pole for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX). “It’s amazing to do this in Gene Haas’ back yard,” said Busch, who streaked around two-mile Auto Club Speedway in 38.889 seconds (185.142 mph) during the third and final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying for the fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season. A dayRead More

Posted On March 17, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Cooper Tires USF2000

Eidson Signs with Pabst Racing for 2015 Season

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin – The start of the official 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda is quickly approaching and Oconomowoc, Wisconsin-based Pabst Racing today announced the signing of their second full-season driver, Jake Eidson. After a successful Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship where the team and driver earned two wins together, they proved to be a championship contending team this season. 19-year-old Littleton, Colorado native, Jake Eidson will join the team to pilot the #22 Pabst Racing VanDiemen for his second season of the 16-race Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. BothRead More

Posted On March 14, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Xfinity

Logano Scorches XFINITY Field in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz.—Joey Logano summed up his dominating victory in one word. “Finally!” Logano exclaimed after taking the checkered flag in Saturday’s Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Logano had reason to be frustrated. He had finished second in his last four XFINITY Series starts, the last three after winning the pole. And the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford hadn’t been to Victory Lane in the series since Sept. 28, 2013 at Dover International Speedway. On Saturday, however, Logano won theRead More