Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Ryan Hunter-Reay has had some success before at Barber Motorsports Park. The 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion was victorious at Barber in 2013 and 2014 and is looking for another win at Barber after qualifying in fourth position. In 2018, the Floridian has taken a bit of a backseat to current points leader Alexander Rossi. Rossi currently leads the points standings with a pair of third place finishes and a victory. While Rossi has been the one grabbing all of the headlines, Hunter-ReayRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Rinus Veekay wasn’t surprised when he struggled in the first of two Pro Mazda Championship race at Barber Motorsports Park. Based on his history at the track, he expected it. “This was my worst weekend last year,” Veekay told Motorsports Tribune. “So let’s just move on and dominate the rest of the season.” Veekay rose from seventh to claim a relatively quiet fifth-place run in the Race 1 of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, keeping his car clean and salvaging a decent points day afterRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Will Power led the way in an eventful opening Saturday practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park. Power’s top time of 1:07.3430 stood as the quickest circuit in the third practice session for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, giving Chevrolet the top time in the run. The 2014 IndyCar champion is searching for this third triumph on the Alabama road course, having won back-to-back races at the circuit in 2011 and ’12. Honda’s Robert Wickens, Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi roundedRead More
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Josef Newgarden has found a home at his “home track.” Winner of two of the last three Honda Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First races, Newgarden led Verizon IndyCar Series practice today for this year’s ninth running that takes place Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park. Newgarden toured the picturesque 17-turn, 2.3-mile permanent road course in 1 minute, 7.4345 seconds (122.786 mph) in the latter of two practice sessions. HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA: Practice 1 results; Practice 2 results; Combined practice results Newgarden, who hails from 200Read More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for the Verizon IndyCar Series has concluded, and Josef Newgarden has now notched his first win as a Penske driver. He was able to pull off a daring pass on four-time Series Champion, Scott Dixon, to take second, and then inherited the lead when leader Will Power experienced a tire issue. Let’s take a look back on some of the stories coming out of the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. 1 )  Great Day for the South WheneverRead More

Posted On April 23, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Alexander Rossi Charges to Fifth at Barber

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama- Starting 18th in a field of 21 cars on a track where passing is difficult doesn’t lend itself to a great day in the Verizon IndyCar Series. For Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi, the No. 98 Honda found its way to finishing in fifth place at Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama thanks to some clever pit work. Under the first major green flag run of the race, Rossi made his first pit stop on Lap 14 from 19th position,Read More

Posted On April 23, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Zach Veach Survives First IndyCar Race

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Being thrown in on the deep end in the Verizon IndyCar Series isn’t a good thing, and being announced as a driver for Ed Carpenter Racing only days before making your debut at one of the more challenging natural terrain road courses in the country certainly doesn’t help matters. However, Zach Veach had exactly that scenario play out for him at Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama as he wheeled his No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka ChevroletRead More
By INDYCAR BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Sunday, April 23, 2017) – Josef Newgarden added to the growing bank of fond memories he is accumulating at Barber Motorsports Park, driving to victory today in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. Newgarden’s win by 1.0495 seconds over Scott Dixon is his second on the 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course and comes two years after he secured his first career Verizon IndyCar Series victory at the same track. It also is the 26-year-old American’s first win since joining Team Penske, whichRead More
By INDYCAR Something about Will Power, Team Penske and Barber Motorsports Park go well together in Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying. Power negotiated the 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course in 1 minute, 6.9614 seconds (123.653 mph) in the Firestone Fast Six, the climactic round of knockout qualifying. It earned the 36-year-old Australian the Verizon P1 Award and his fourth pole position at the track for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA: Qualifying results Power, in the No. 12 Verizon TeamRead More