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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 Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Meyer Shank Racing has expanded their IndyCar program and will feature Helio Castroneves for six races in 2021. A three-time Indianapolis 500 champion, Castroneves joins a program that just completed their first full season in the NTT IndyCar Series with Jack Harvey, who is set to continue his role as MSR’s only full-time pilot in the No. 60 Honda for 2021. Castroneves, winner of 30 races and 50 poles in North America’s premier open wheel championship, will drive the No. 06 entry beginning at the HondaRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two days of wild pit strategies and for the most part clean racing set quite a positive tone in the Harvest GP at Indianapolis. I’m more than willing to say it was some of the best racing the NTT IndyCar Series has seen at the Indy road course without rain creating that possibility. When you look at the winners, you’d think it’s super predictable because the circuit it’s still Team Penske’s playground with Josef Newgarden and Will Power victorious. Rest assure, they had to earn itRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Alas, the final NTT IndyCar Series doubleheader has finally arrived to kick off the final month of what can be best described as a glass case of emotions. Already we’ve seen those emotions kick into high gear with silly season madness before the Harvest Grand Prix can even get going. After a real underwhelming campaign by Zach Veach, Andretti Autosport have pulled the plug on keeping the 25-year-old, who hasn’t finished in the top-10 since the season opener at Texas where he finished fourth. The decisionRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arrow McLaren SP confirmed Thursday afternoon that NTT IndyCar Series rookie Oliver Askew won’t be competing in next weekend’s Harvest Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway GP Circuit. The announcement comes after INDYCAR Medical Team deemed Askew unfit to drive after reporting of having balance and coordination issues at Mid-Ohio. With him sitting out, he’ll now have to go through the sanctioning body’s Return to Racing Protocol as he had two significant crashes in a span of a week last month. “This was an incrediblyRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief After a dramatic pole-winning performance on Sunday afternoon, Marco Andretti followed it up by going fastest in post qualifying practice for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The 33-year-old from Nazareth, Pennsylvania arrived late to the 2.5-hour session, but made an impact with a flying lap of 224.122 mph to go to the top of the scoring pylon in the final minutes of the session. The No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco & Curb-Agajanian Honda completed only 27 laps. Three-time Indy 500 winner HelioRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer An uncharacteristic moment unfolded at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday as Team Penske failed to have one of its four drivers advance into the Fast Nine shootout (Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC) for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. It’s the first time Penske has been shut out of the first three rows since 2002 as two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden qualified no better than 13th, while the other three drivers, all former Indy 500 champions, failed to crack the top-20. NewgardenRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — The Month of May will begin and the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge will end on the most famous start-finish line in global motorsports – the Yard of Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The last of six rounds of the virtual racing series, the First Responder 175 presented by GMR, will start at 2:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday, May 2 and be televised live on NBCSN. The 70-lap, 175-mile race will take place on the world-renowned 2.5-mile oval at IMS, home of the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented byRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It has been quite the time period for five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, trying to fully adapt into iRacing as its been both frustrating and a “steep learning curve” competing in the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge. Since joining the sim racing series two weeks ago, it hasn’t been the kindest welcome for Dixon. This was the case last Saturday in the Chevrolet 275 at virtual Michigan International Speedway when he got collected in the opening lap crash before reachingRead More