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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since Homestead in 2018, A.J. Allmendinger will make a NASCAR Cup Series appearance. Kaulig Racing announced Thursday morning that he’ll drive the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in the Daytona International Speedway Road Course February 21. Allmendinger, who’ll run for the Xfinity Series championship this season, is pumped up to compete for the Matt Kaulig and Chris Rice led entity in the sport’s highest level. “I am really looking forward to racing in the Cup Series once again, but moreRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric will look to make his Cup Series debut in the 63rd Daytona 500, driving the No. 33 Team Penske Ford Mustang. The team confirmed Wednesday morning that the 22-year-old will be one of four rookies (Kaz Grala, Noah Gragson and Chad Finchum being the others) who must qualify for “The Great American Race.” Cindric, who’ll be driving for Wood Brothers Racing full-time in 2022, said while being an open car makes it tough on his chances of makingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After 15 full seasons in the NTT IndyCar Series, Marco Andretti announced on social media Friday he’ll scale back on racing this year. The 33-year-old carefully thought about his future as a racer, including speaking with his father Michael Andretti until deciding now it’s time to hit the reset button. “I appreciate (Michael’s) openness and for allowing me the flexibility to map out my own course going forward,” said Marco. “I am fortunate to be in a position at Andretti Autosport to run the fullRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A passing of the torch between two Las Vegas natives has been established as Beard Motorsports announced Thursday that Noah Gragson will replace the retired Brendan Gaughan in the No. 62 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for next month’s Daytona 500. This will be the 22-year-old Xfinity Series standout’s first attempt to qualify for a Cup race as he’ll be among several drivers who’ll look to take one of the four available spots and be among the 40 drivers competing in the 63rd renewal of “TheRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ryan Hunter-Reay was confirmed by Andretti Autosport Thursday that he’ll be staying with the team for the upcoming NTT IndyCar Series season. The 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion will still have the familiar DHL colors for an 11th straight season as he’ll be teammates with Alexander Rossi and Colton Herta with the season opener at Barber Motorsports Park commencing April 11. Hunter-Reay said he’s looking forward being with the same team and sponsor once more, hoping for better results as he finished 10th in last season’sRead More

Posted On January 6, 2021By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

INDYCAR Announces Update to 2021 Schedule

By INDYCAR INDYCAR officials have announced the 2021 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is being rescheduled for Sunday, April 25 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The move creates a condensed, action-packed early-season schedule for 2021. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returns to the Streets of St. Petersburg after Josef Newgarden’s thrilling win last October, which culminated with Scott Dixon’s sixth series title. NBC will remain as the television home of this year’s race on the tight, demanding street layout. “It’s not surprising that an event of this magnitude, scheduledRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Front Row Motorsports announced its official 2021 NASCAR Cup Series plans Wednesday morning as Anthony Alfredo will become a full-time driver and David Ragan making his return to the Daytona 500 being the highlights. Alfredo, who spent the past season running part-time for Richard Childress in the Xfinity Series, will replace John Hunter Nemechek in the No. 38 Ford Mustang. Ragan, who finished fourth in last year’s weather and crash-marred “Great American Race,” will run the No. 36 Ford once again. Car owner Bob JenkinsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sergio Perez will continue his Formula 1 career in 2021 while Alexander Albon will have to take a backseat as Red Bull Racing’s reserved driver. Quite the sigh of relief for most people on social media, who were waiting for hours upon hours to hear the announcement. They’ve seen what Perez can do with a super serviceable car in Racing Point where he finally won a grand prix race and ended up fourth in the championship standings. Whereas Albon is seen as a guy thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Scuderia AlphaTauri confirmed Wednesday that highly touted 20-year-old Japanese racer Yuki Tsunoda will be paired alongside Pierre Gasly for the 2021 Formula One season, replacing Daniil Kyvat. Tusnoda is set to become the 21st different driver representing Japan in a grand prix weekend and the first since Kamui Kobayashi in 2014. Not only that, Tsunoda will make history as he’ll be the first 21st century born competitor to hit the F1 grid. Tsunoda, who needed to finish fifth or better in this season’s F2 championshipRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A.J. Foyt Racing announced Tuesday that Canadian Dalton Kellett will compete full-time in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, replacing Charlie Kimball in the No. 4 Chevrolet. Kellett was a part of the three-driver rotation in the No. 14 Chevrolet last season, making 8 of 14 starts. However, the former Indy Lights mainstay finished no better than 20th twice (both at Road America) which has left fans scratching their heads as to why the team went with him over Kimball, who scored two top-10 finishes? TeamRead More