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By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Barber Motorsports Park has never been one of Alexander Rossi’s favorite tracks and Saturday, it seemed the road course was living up to its reputation. After showing promising speed early on in the weekend, Rossi’s No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda skidded off track Turn 17 during practice on Saturday morning, with the rear end of his machine making heavy contact with the barrier. With only two and a half hours before qualifying, the team had a tall task ahead of them, especially withRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After much speculation, Harding Racing’s plans for the 2019 IndyCar Series season have now been confirmed. The Speedway, IN squad will join forces with Steinbrenner Racing to form Harding-Steinbrenner Racing, a two-car team with rookie drivers Patricio (Pato) O’Ward and Colton Herta in car Nos. 8 and 88, respectively. O’Ward and Herta raced for the Harding team at the recent Grand Prix in Sonoma where O’Ward qualified fifth and finished ninth while Herta qualified 19th and finished 20th. The team has yet to announce an engineRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — Welcome to the Verizon IndyCar Series, rookies. The Harding Racing duo of Colton Herta and Patricio O’Ward exceeded expectations in their debuts on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Both drivers finished on the lead lap, with O’Ward finishing ninth and Herta coming home 20th. Race strategist Brian Barnhart was proud of both by bringing his entries home with a clean car and lead lap finishes, stating that it was crucial of allowing the duo an opportunity to compete at the highest level before theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Harding Racing announced today that Conor Daly will be racing the No. 88 Harding Racing Chevrolet in the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th race in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. The team is looking to expand to a two car effort in 2019 and with Chaves already confirmed as being one driver, the team is looking for a teammate to partner Chaves and will be evaluating its options for the rest of the season. “At this point in the season, we are focusing all ourRead More

Posted On March 4, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Preview: Harding Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer With the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season rapidly approaching, Motorsports Tribune is previewing each of the teams competing on the tour. The site’s IndyCar staff will break each team down, laying out their results from the previous season while previewing the year to come for the organization and their driver(s). Team: Harding Racing Drivers: Gabby Chaves  What Happened Last Year: The 2017 season was a year of feeling out the Verizon IndyCar Series for Harding Racing. The team bought a couple of new cars and someRead More

Posted On February 22, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Rediscovering IndyCar Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer January 23, 2008. I was in my dorm room at Louisiana State University visiting to look up the motorsports news from the day. A Robin Miller headline immediately stopped my scrolling. CHAMP CAR: Tony George Makes an Offer for Unity Eyes widened, I clicked and read, finding numerous quotes that were smile-inducing. “We’ve got to find a way to make a deal with Tony George,” said 1996 CART champion Jimmy Vasser. “I was never consulted on anything that had to do with the Speedway butRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief An incredibly busy offseason for the Verizon IndyCar Series has now added yet another change, but this time it comes with INDYCAR Race Director Brian Barnhart being confirmed to leave his longtime role and take over as President for Harding Racing. Harding Racing has never officially confirmed a full-time campaign for next season. However, team owner Mike Harding has made it clear that is the goal. The team only made three starts in 2017, with a best finish of fifth at Texas to pair with aRead More