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By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist MADISON, Illinois — The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season has fallen short of Graham Rahal’s expectations. The driver of the No. 15 United Rentals Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing lies eighth in the standings heading into tomorrow evening’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. He is also yet to win so far this season with his best finish being second place at the season opener at St. Petersburg. The 29-year-old from New Albany, Ohio, admitted that while the team has been well preparedRead More
By Road to Indy PALMETTO, Fla. – The two highest rungs on the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder will return to action this weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. The unique, egg-shaped 1.25-mile oval situated just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Mo., will host one race apiece on Saturday for Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The events will take on a little more significance with additional points on offer forRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Schmidt Peterson Motorsports have announced that it will not field the No. 6 Lucas Oil Honda for this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The decision comes after the horrific crash last weekend at Pocono Racway, which saw driver Robert Wickens severely injured and has since undergone spinal surgery. There are additional injuries to his lower extremities and right arm, but is currently listed in stable condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The team also confirmed that JamesRead More
By Pato O’Ward, Driver Columnist Editor’s note: Pato O’Ward will be contributing to Motorsports Tribune selectively throughout the 2018 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season. The 18-year-old Texas-based Mexican racer pilots the No. 27 Mazda/Dallara IL-15 for Andretti Autosport. A Rolex 24 at Daytona winner and series champion in the Prototype Challenge class a season ago in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, O’Ward will be looking for similar success during his rookie campaign in the top rung of the Mazda Road to Indy. Drive, Determination and Hunger. Those three things are whatRead More

Posted On July 16, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Climbing the Ladder: Justin Haley

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with GMS Racing driver Justin Haley at Kentucky Speedway. Haley is a 19-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver. He drives the No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet Silverado. Haley is campaigning for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship. He is locked into the 2018 Playoffs via his win at Gateway Motorsports Park. Seth Eggert: How did you first become interested in motorsports? Justin Haley: “I first started getting an interest inRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service MADISON, Ill. – In a chaotic final 10 laps of Saturday night’s fifth-annual Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power, Justin Haley withstood a green-white-checkered finish to score his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in his 37th career start for GMS Racing. Haley held off a hard-charging Todd Gilliland to secure the organization’s fifth Truck Series win of the season but more importantly stamp his No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet into the Playoffs. “I’ve been dreaming aboutRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MADISON, Ill. — On Tuesday morning, Zane Smith had no idea that he would be running a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race any time in the near future. But a text from DGR-Crosley kicked off a whirlwind week for Smith, who had to get his NASCAR licence, a concussion test and fitted in his seat before boarding the plane to Gateway Motorsports Park. Smith has a series-leading three wins in the ARCA Racing Series in 2018 driving the No. 41 Toyota for MDM Motorsports.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Being in the right position at the right time scored Myatt Snider his first top-five of the 2018 season. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver finished fourth in his first trip to Gateway Motorsports Park. On the final restart of the Villa Lighting Delivers the Eaton 200, Snider jumped inside the top-five. He narrowly avoided the spinning truck of Brett Moffitt as he took advantage of the ensuing chaos. Snider drove around others that were slowing to avoid the incident his No. 13 TheRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MADISON, Ill. — Last season, Dalton Sargeant went to victory lane three times and recorded 10 top-five results in the ARCA Racing Series en route to a second-place finish in the championship standings. His rookie campaign in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018 started with two top-ten finishes in the first three races, but it’s been a struggle since then for Sargeant and his No. 25 GMS Racing team. The struggle continued on Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park during the Villa LightingRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MADISON, Ill. — Grant Enfinger turned a lap at 138.867 mph in the final round of knockout qualifying to earn the pole award for Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park. The top spot was the second of Enfinger’s career, his first since 2016 and his first on a non-restrictor plate track. Christian Eckes, making his second Truck Series start, will roll off second in the No. 46 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. Eckes has an ARCA Racing Series win this seasonRead More