Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Over the last two seasons, Josef Newgarden has had his coming out party for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park. The Tennessee native earned his first win in dominating fashion for CFH Racing in 2015, leading 46 of 90 laps and executing a daring pass on Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves to take the lead. But for Newgarden, this is more than just the track where he scored his first win. This is the track closest to his hometown of Hendersonville,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer During the recent Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand suffered a broken bone in his left hand that required surgery. While still in recovery, the Speedway, Indiana team has called for the services of Zach Veach to fill in Hildebrand’s No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park while Hildebrand recovers. While this is Veach’s first IndyCar race, it is not his first experience in anRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Josef Newgarden was hoping a return trip to Barber Motorsports Park would mean a return to Victory Lane, but when the checkered flag flew the young American came home with a third place finish. Newgarden maintained a consistent pace for much of the day, always hanging among the top five before charging late. The 25-year-old made a daring move on the inside of Will Power in the closing stages of the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama, and began to hunt down the wounded Honda of GrahamRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Fresh off his first win with Team Penske in Long Beach, Simon Pagenaud claimed the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Pagenaud quietly advanced his way out of Group 1 and into session 2 but made it count when it mattered in the Firestone Fast Six. Pagenaud had an extra set of red tires at his disposal and with only six minutes on the clock in the Fast Six, that was all the time that Pagenaud needed. The Frenchman went out with aRead More
The Verizon IndyCar Series had a rough start to its 2015 season. The first two races were forgettable, to put it kindly.  A nice, if somewhat uneventful, weekend at Long Beach gave a glimmer of hope. With the Month of May looming, the Series entered Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, needing to pull off a great event. Barber delivered in a big way. The storylines coming out of the beautiful circuit in suburban Birmingham are just what the doctor ordered. On this particular raceRead More
Josef Newgarden 2015 Win
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 26, 2015) – Josef Newgarden wasn’t nervous with three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and a hard-charging Graham Rahal within striking distance in the closing laps of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The 24-year-old Tennessee native held off both competitors and pulled away for his first Verizon IndyCar Series victory in his 55th start. Newgarden, driving the No. 67 Hartman Oil CFH Racing Chevrolet, is the fourth different winner in as many races this season. This was the first victory since the merger ofRead More
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 25, 2015) – Helio Castroneves earned the Verizon P1 Award for the second consecutive race and extended a Team Penske streak of seven straight pole awards, a run that spans the last two Verizon IndyCar Series seasons. Castroneves, driving the No. 3 AAA Insurance Team Penske Chevrolet, recorded a quick lap of 1 minute, 7.1925 seconds on the 2.3-mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park road course to claim the $10,000 pole award for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The pole was the 43rd of Castroneves’ career,Read More
IndyCar 2014 Barber
Fresh off of a successful weekend in Long Beach, where Scott Dixon took a popular win, the Verizon IndyCar Series has arrived in the deep South for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Part. The Series returns to the purpose-built, natural terrain road course for the sixth consecutive year. The event has become a favorite of drivers and fans alike, and remains a popular off-season testing spot for the Series as well. As a race course, Barber Motorsports Park has a ton of personality. The facilityRead More