Graham Rahal Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sometimes a driver has just had enough. After Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, it appears Graham Rahal has had enough of the way Romain Grosjean has been racing him. On the tight confines of Barber Motorsports Park, it’s only a matter of time before contact is made and Sunday, the contact between Rahal and Grosjean came with four laps left on the board. As Rahal was battling with Scott McLaughlin for sixth-place, Grosjean, who was running directly behind them, saw hisRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season may have gotten off to a rocky start for Pato O’Ward, but the driver of the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP has decided to take the fight to the competition, leading to a win Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park. It seemed as if the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama would be a runaway for polesitter Rinus VeeKey, who led the first 57 laps of the event, but heading into the final round of pit stops, O’WardRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – What a day it’s been for Rinus VeeKay. After putting up the fast time in Saturday morning practice at Barber Motorsports Park, the driver of the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Honda kept the momentum rolling in qualifying, streaking around the 17-turn, 2.3-mile road course in one minute, 6.250 seconds to score the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. “It was a great run,” VeeKay said. “Feel great out there. Actually a little bit surprised. My goal was to getRead More
By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, Calif. – Josef Newgarden kept Team Penske unbeaten in three NTT INDYCAR SERIES races this season with his second consecutive win of 2022, capturing the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in a taut, three-way tussle under brilliant Southern California sunshine Sunday. Newgarden earned his first career Long Beach victory in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, holding off Romain Grosjean in the No. 28 DHL Honda and reigning series champion Alex Palou in the No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Grosjean tied aRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – A day full of action at Texas Motor Speedway concluded on Saturday afternoon with one final hour of practice for drivers and teams to get their cars dialed in for the XPEL 375. When the checkered flag flew on the session, Josef Newgarden was on top of the leaderboard with a lap of 23.235 seconds (223.108 mph). After starting the day off 14th in first practice, Newgarden’s result in final practice marked a steady progression throughout the day for the Team PenskeRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has its work cut out heading into Sunday’s running of the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway. All three team entries struggled in qualifying on Saturday, bringing up the rear of the field with three of the last four starting positions on the grid. Jack Harvey was the quickest of the three in 24th, followed by Christian Lundgaard in 25th, and Graham Rahal rolling off dead last in 27th. While polesitter Felix Rosenqvist timed in with a blazingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Many competitors in the NTT IndyCar Series hope to fight for the championship. Some have the equipment and talent to do so, but it also requires luck and consistency. One bad run does set a driver back if the rest of the field deliver better results. All throughout 2021, there were drivers that were unable to keep both in tact. In the case of a couple of drivers, off-track incidents kept them out of the hunt. Furthermore, those who’ve won races or been around for aRead More

Posted On September 19, 2021By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Herta Dominates in Laguna Seca Win

By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – Colton Herta continued his family’s success at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with a dominant victory Sunday in the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, while Alex Palou marched closer and closer to an even bigger win. Herta earned his second victory this season and fifth career victory, beating Palou’s No. 10 NTT Data Honda to the finish by 1.9747 seconds. NTT P1 Award winner Herta led 91 of the 95 laps in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda. LINK: Official Results California native Herta also won this eventRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series made its return to the Pacific Northwest Sunday for the running of the Grand Prix of Portland. Alex Palou ended up scoring the victory from pole, regaining the championship lead from Pato O’Ward. Here’s the latest photo gallery highlighting the 110-lap race.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Saturday night’s running of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway got off to an inauspicious start when the first incident of the night occurred between Ed Jones and Graham Rahal just two laps into the race. Heading into Turn 1, with Jones running the low line and Rahal in the next groove up, Jones’ No. 18 Honda washed up the track into Rahal, causing the two to spin into the outside wall and bringing their nights to an early end.Read More