Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor The rookie class for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Season is certainly an unconventional one, with the drivers making their series debuts not being fresh-faced drivers that have been climbing the open-wheel ladder, but decorated veterans from different facets of the motorsports world looking to try their hand at IndyCar. Included in the class is seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, along Romain Grosjean, who brings 10 years of Formula 1 experience with him, and last, but not least, three-time V8 Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin. Sunday’sRead More
By INDYCAR BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – When Alex Palou sits back and soaks in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst, he can take special satisfaction in knowing he took his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory the old-school way. He earned it. Palou held off legends Will Power and Scott Dixon – who have seven series titles and two Indianapolis 500 victories between them – to win Sunday afternoon at Barber Motorsports Park in his debut with reigning series champion Chip Ganassi Racing. Palou held off a chargingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The past four seasons, Will Power’s Achille’s heel was the start of his IndyCar campaigns. Due to this, it’s played a negative role on the Team Penske racer’s aspirations of being a title contender. Fortunately for the 2014 champion, he finished second in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. Just coming up 0.4016 seconds short of catching race winner Alex Palou. It’s Power’s best season opener finish since getting second at St. Petersburg in 2015. Not only that, it’s justRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Not even 30 seconds into the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series campaign, there was mayhem on Lap 1. A multi-car crash in Turn 4 wiped out title contenders during Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Two-time series champion Josef Newgarden lost control of his No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet and spun. What made the episode worse was the fact he spun right in front of the field, creating disastrous outcomes. Newgarden was drilled by last year’s third-place points finisher Colton Herta and Ryan Hunter-Reay. The pileupRead More
By INDYCAR BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It appears Pato O’Ward’s time may be here. Mexican driver O’Ward was pegged as a rising young star of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES after finishing fourth in the series standings in 2020, and he opened the 2021 season Saturday by winning the NTT P1 Award for the pole position for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst at Barber Motorsports Park. RESULTS: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Qualifying O’Ward led the Firestone Fast Six with a lap of 1 minute, 5.8479 seconds inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It might’ve taken the NTT IndyCar Series a month later to kickoff the 2021 campaign, but the time has finally come. While the season won’t start at St. Petersburg, another fan favorite circuit known as Barber, will certainly fill the void. The unique 2.3-mile circuit will be the site of what may be viewed as a stacked roster consisting of established IndyCar stars, guys looking for a career revival, and former champions across multiple disciplines. No question, all 24 drivers have one vision and that’sRead More

Posted On January 6, 2021By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

INDYCAR Announces Update to 2021 Schedule

By INDYCAR INDYCAR officials have announced the 2021 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is being rescheduled for Sunday, April 25 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The move creates a condensed, action-packed early-season schedule for 2021. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returns to the Streets of St. Petersburg after Josef Newgarden’s thrilling win last October, which culminated with Scott Dixon’s sixth series title. NBC will remain as the television home of this year’s race on the tight, demanding street layout. “It’s not surprising that an event of this magnitude, scheduledRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Scott McLaughlin made the most of working the night shift, winning the Virtual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park, the second round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge. New Zealand native and two-time Virgin Australia Supercars champion McLaughlin held off Team Penske teammate Will Power by .4241 of a second to earn his first win in the virtual racing series while driving through the early-morning hours at his home in Brisbane, Australia. McLaughlin started practice at 2 a.m.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Power’s Saturday afternoon in the second round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at virtual Barber Motorsports Park was a tale of two stories. One involving his road towards a runner-up finish in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and the other is his choice of words towards other his fellow competitors. If viewers happened to watch Conor Daly’s (or any other driver’s) Twitch stream along with the NBCSN telecast like, people got some entertainment value as Power’s comments led iRacing officials revoking his communicationRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Robert Wickens will make his much anticipated motorsports return in Saturday’s second round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at virtual Barber Motorsports Park. Wickens will be piloting the No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet as it’ll mark the first major step on getting back behind the wheel after his much discussed crash at Pocono in August 2018 sidelining him ever since. “It’s weird. It’s kind of a mental overload. My brain was exploding from trying to figure out how to use the handbrakes, to learn theRead More