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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In a time period where the world of American open wheel racing pushed the confines of danger, a series of life-changing accidents were always common. When certain accidents happen, action must be taken to prevent serious injuries or even death. It was the main focal point of the upcoming documentary Rapid Response, and right away you’ll get that feel as to why the professionally staffed safety team came to be. Without a shadow of a doubt, this documentary takes you on a dramatic trip to theRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Continuing the Verizon IndyCar Series’ unpredictable season, Charlie Kimball scored his first career pole position today with a new IndyCar Series’ track record at Texas Motor Speedway. The Ganassi driver’s two lap average speed of 222.556 mph topped Will Power’s previous top mark from 2015, no doubt aided by the repaved and re-profiled track surface of TMS. “It’s pretty fantastic. It feels really, really good actually,” Kimball said of his first pole position. “The car was pretty good straight out of the trailer for practice. IRead More

Posted On April 30, 2017By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

John Andretti Reveals Battle with Cancer

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer It was recently reported by Indianapolis newsman, Dave Calabro of NBC Affiliate WTHR, that former NASCAR and IndyCar driver, John Andretti, is fighting a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. Andretti, 54, is the nephew of racing legend, Mario Andretti and cousin of IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti. His father, Aldo (twin brother to Mario) also had a racing career that was sidelined early on after an accident. One of the last true Renaissance men of racing, John Andretti enjoyed a unique career that sawRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will continue their 2017 season with one of their crown jewel events, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. About the Race This is round two of seventeen for the Series in 2017. The event is held on a temporary street circuit, one of five such races on the schedule. The race weekend is scheduled April 7-9, 2017. The defending race champion is Simon Pagenaud, who drives the No. 1 Penske Chevrolet. This will be the 34th raceRead More

Posted On March 13, 2017By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

BARNES: IndyCar Inspiration

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief There are times in motorsports that you just need to sit back and appreciate the moment. Yesterday, we witnessed one of racing’s greatest champions remind the world of his capabilities and put everyone on notice that he’s still one of the best to ever compete in an Indy car. Every headline imaginable that would be perfect for a Hollywood movie took place on the streets of St. Petersburg. The ‘little team’ at Dale Coyne Racing that reunited a decade old all-star team and a former four-timeRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Ever want a motor race featuring the best of the best? On top of that, a $10,000,000 purse to go with it? And in Hawaii to boot? All sounds good right? That was the premise of the Hawaiian Super Prix, one of many Indy car races that have never happened. The race was the idea of one Dick Rutherford, who had been trying to bring a major motor racing event to the state of Hawaii for several years with the concept being an all-star eventRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Author’s note: This is part of a 10-part series discussing tracks around the world that I feel would be a good fit for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The opinions here are expressed solely of the author and not necessarily of the Motorsports Tribune. A market untouched by NASCAR but was once heavily used by IndyCar is the Pacific Northwest. At one time, the area featured two races on the calendar. One at a street circuit in Vancouver, British Columbia and the other at the Portland InternationalRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter The new Verizon IndyCar Series body kits will have a radically different, yet somewhat familiar look when they debut in 2018. According to RACER, the design will take some styling cues from the Panoz DP-01, the final car to race in the Champ Car World Series in 2007. Some of the changes will include the removal of the airbox above the driver’s head, replacing with a traditional rollover bar design. The sidepods will also be grow in size to fill in the large area behindRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Author’s note: This is part of a 10-part series discussing tracks around the world that I feel would be a good fit for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The opinions here are expressed solely of the author and not necessarily of the Motorsports Tribune. International races and street races in the Verizon IndyCar Series have often been hit or miss, but one of the surefire hits was the street circuit in Surfer’s Paradise, Australia. Surfer’s Paradise was a mainstay in the CART/Champ Car calendar from 1991-2007Read More

Posted On August 10, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Bill Alsup and the Case for Retired Drivers

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer When I read the news this morning that Bill Alsup had died, I was rather shocked. I had just spent some time getting to know him this past May, and he was energetic, vibrant and in good spirits. I realize that he is pushing 80, but I sure didn’t expect to read that headline today. Upon reading that it was a freak accident that took his life, and not natural causes, it made a bit more sense. The fact that he was out there onRead More