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Jack Harvey 2015 Indy Lights
Long Beach, Calif. – A thrilling Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires qualifying session on the streets of Long Beach saw Englishman Jack Harvey post a new lap record just as time expired, edging top rookie Spencer Pigot to the pole position for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Long Beach Presented by Allied Building Products.   Harvey, from Lincoln, England, who finished second in last year’s championship, losing out only on a tie-breaker to Gabby Chaves, turned a lap of 1:12.0405 (an average speed of 98.345mph) in the closing moments ofRead More
Simon Pagenaud 41st Grand Prix of Long Beach 2015 IndyCar
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015) – Will Power and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud recorded lap times in the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice session for the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach that were quicker than the 2014 Verizon P1 Award-winning time of Ryan Hunter-Reay. Next up is Sebastien Bourdais’ nine-year-old track record. Power, driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, led the 23-driver field with a lap of 1 minute, 7.5485 seconds. Pagenaud was 0.0370 of a second back in the No. 22 Penske TruckRead More

Posted On April 14, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Headline News, Indy Lights

Matt Brabham Returns to Indy Lights for Long Beach

Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires race winner Matt Brabham will head to Long Beach, CA with two-times series champions Andretti Autosport to contest in the hour-long race this Sunday. The Mazda Road to Indy veteran will pilot the No. 83 Stellrecht Company Andretti Autosport Mazda on the streets of Long Beach. “I am incredibly happy and grateful to be heading to Long Beach, a big thanks must go to Bob Stellrecht for believing in me and giving me this opportunity,” said Brabham. “I am confident we will be rightRead More

Posted On April 7, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

De Silvestro to Pilot the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda at NOLA

Following last week’s announcement that Simona de Silvestro would become Andretti Autosport’s fifth entry for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the team confirmed today the Swiss racer will be back with the four-time IndyCar champions for the second round of Verizon IndyCar Series competition this weekend in New Orleans. The 26-year-old will once again pilot the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda for the inaugural event to be held at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, LA. “It’s great to get another shot in the car and improve on everythingRead More

Posted On April 2, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Andretti Enters Simona for Indy 500

Global technology company TE Connectivity has expanded its relationship with Andretti Autosport to field an entry at the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 for Simona de Silvestro. The only female driver currently confirmed to qualify for the 500-mile race, the 26-year-old will take the wheel of the No. 29 TE Connectivity Honda. The Swiss-born driver unveiled her Indy 500 livery today at The Franklin Institute, located in the heart of Philadelphia, where she joined TE Connectivity representatives to discuss STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiatives in racing with localRead 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
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
Neil Alberica swept the opening weekend for the Pro Mazda Championship in St. Pete
St. Petersburg, Fla. – Neil Alberico scored his second Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires victory in as many days as he led throughout this morning’s second stanza of the Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The popular Californian started from the pole for St. Petersburg-based Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing and was never seriously threatened during the half-hour race.   Jose Gutierrez, from Monterrey, Mexico, finished second for defending champion team Juncos Racing, while Alberico’s teammate, Canadian rookie Daniel Burkett, secured his first podium finishRead More
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Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Pro 2000

Alberico Takes Dominant Victory in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Neil Alberico began his sophomore campaign in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with a dominant victory for St. Petersburg-based Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing in this afternoon’s Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Alberico, from Los Gatos, Calif., qualified fastest this morning and led throughout the 23-lap race to score a resounding 4.6819-second win – his first in the series – on the challenging 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit. Local teams secured a lockout of the top four positions, with UruguayanRead More
Firestone Grand Prix, St. Petersburg, FL

Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete Qualifying Results

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Qualifying Saturday for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.8 mile(s) St.  Petersburg street circuit, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (1) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.6931 (106.767) 2. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.7252 (106.710) 3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.8356 (106.517) 4. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.8532 (106.486) 5. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 01:01.1496 (105.970) 6. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 01:01.1545 (105.961) 7. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 01:01.1182 (106.024) 8.Read More