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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first of two NTT IndyCar Series doubleheaders will unfold this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. It also happens to be half of the four-race oval lineup, which sparks some buzz due to it’s waning quantity of races. At the same time, oval racing provides tremendous excitement and changes among the 24-car grid. This weekend will mark the oval debut of Scott McLaughlin, Conor Daly’s return to Carlin, and the return of Brazilians Tony Kanaan and Pietro Fittipaldi. McLaughlin is excited to experience oval racingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Specialists are common ground in the NTT IndyCar Series. Some are simply running a partial schedule because teams are focused with their main drivers or developing their operation. More recently, others are filling in drivers who aren’t keen on running ovals. In this second installment of our previews, we’ll highlight five drivers who’ll compete in specific circuits — Max Chilton, Ed Carpenter, Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Pietro Fittipaldi Max Chilton – No. 59 Carlin Chevrolet Age: 29 Years in IndyCar: 5 Best Finish: 4th (2017Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This upcoming season for the NTT IndyCar Series will have a plethora of stories to be unraveled. Some are looking to make a name for themselves in their new destinations while others are simply determined of making progress. Over the next three weeks, Motorsports Tribune will preview six different group of drivers. The drivers who finished in the top-10 last season will be split into two previews. We’ll also preview this year’s rookie class, drivers with new rides, racing specialists and competitors who look to improve.Read 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 feelgood moment for both Conor Daly and Carlin as they’ll lead the field to the green flag for the first time ever in the NTT IndyCar Series after setting a blistering opening lap speed of 175.188 mph, beating outside pole sitter Josef Newgarden’s speed of 175.107 mph. Several tried, but nobody could dethrone Daly and as soon the last driver to qualify (Scott Dixon) couldn’t pull it off, nervousness quickly turned into jubilation as the NTT P1 Pole Award for tonight’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Colton Herta set the pace of the only practice session for Friday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway as his fastest speed was 171.990 mph, topping Carlin’s Conor Daly’s speed of 171.488 mph with just four minutes remaining. The Iowa doubleheader will mark Daly’s second race with the No. 59 team this season and he navigated at the bumpy and physically demanding circuit days with ease despite undergoing rehabilitation to his right shoulder. Last Saturday at Road America, Daly was involved in a heavy shunt followingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course may be the second round of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, but it’s the start of the busiest month for the drivers and race teams. Due to the rescheduling of the now 14-round championship trail, five of them fall in the month of July. All in a span of 15 days at three different tracks no less, beginning at 2.439-mile road circuit. Followed by the two doubleheader weekends at Road America (July 11-12) andRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor In the aviation world, the A-10 Warthog is one of the most revered planes in the fleet, with its menacing look striking fear into all that cross its path. When the checkered flag flew on Saturday night’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, Conor Daly climbed out of his No. 59 Carlin Chevrolet and donned a mask with the A-10’s aggressive nose cone on it, having just sliced through the field with the same tenacity as an A-10 pilot would have. Starting 19th in the NTTRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There were a lot of takeaways from Conor Daly’s video conference, who’s set to kick start his full NTT IndyCar Series campaign Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. On one side, Daly is ready for the challenge the Genesys 300 will provide due to being a one-day show. Another side will have some emotions due to a difficult time period in the United States. To start off the 14-round champion trail, Daly won’t be at his main ride at Ed Carpenter Racing, but with Carlin instead whichRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The best and wildest moment in the six-round INDYCAR iRacing Challenge tour was saved for last as crashes breed crashes for the leaders led to an unlikely runner-up finish for Conor Daly in Saturday’s First Respnoder 175 at virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Daly described his virtual IMS race enjoyable, but eager to get back into real world NTT IndyCar Series racing which is still scheduled to commence at Texas Motor Speedway June 6. “Honestly, not upset about it being over. I was enjoying today quite aRead More