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By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor The NHRA season has been over for a month, but earlier this week a few stars of the sport found themselves going in a straight line once again. This time they even brought some Verizon IndyCar Series friends to compete with them. No one was racing, though. They were bowling – and all for a good cause. A host of drivers and fans from both tours flocked to the Western Bowl in Indianapolis on Wednesday for “This Is How We Roll,” an annual charity bowlRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Honda has gained a new partner in the 2019 IndyCar Series as Harding-Steinbrenner Racing announced a switch to the Japanese brand. After competing with Chevrolet in a partial 2017 and a full 2018 campaign, the team elected to switch brands after signing new drivers Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta for the 2019 IndyCar season. O’Ward will drive the No. 8 machine while Herta will pilot the No. 88 after the duo finished first and second in their respective 2018 Indy Lights campaigns. “We are delighted toRead More

Posted On December 4, 2018By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Scott Dixon

By Aaron Bearden, Staff Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list wraps up with the champion, Scott Dixon. Scott Dixon, No. 9 PNC Bank/NTT Data Honda 2018: 1st in the championship  Wins: 3, Top 5: 13, Top 10: 15, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 357 Best Finish: 1st (Belle Isle, Texas, Toronto)  Tasked with topping a host of emerging stars while fending off retirement questions, Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Scott Dixon put together one of the greatest seasons of hisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Farewell Honda, and hello Chevrolet as Fernando Alonso’s second Indianapolis 500 start will be powered by 2.2 liter twin turbocharged Bowtide Brand for his McLaren Racing entry. “It will be a privilege to wear the Bowtie Brand at the 2019 Indy 500,” Alonso about the announcement. “Having Chevrolet power behind me means we’re putting ourselves in the best possible position to compete at the front.” Last week, Alonso got a glimpse of running a Chevy-powered car when he tested seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson’s Camaro ZL1Read More

Posted On November 29, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Alexander Rossi

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the second-place finisher, Alexander Rossi. Alexander Rossi, No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda 2018: 2nd in the championship  Wins: 3, Top 5: 10, Top 10: 14, Poles: 3, Laps Led: 415 Best Finish: 1st (Long Beach, Mid-Ohio, Pocono) Alexander Rossi’s 2018 IndyCar season can best be described as a roller coaster ride. From an incident in St. Petersburg, to a comeback in Phoenix, to aRead More

Posted On November 27, 2018By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Will Power

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the third-place finisher, Will Power. Will Power, No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet 2018: 3rd in the championship  Wins: 3, Top 5: 8, Top 10: 11, Poles: 4, Laps Led: 358 Best Finish: 1st (Indy GP, Indianapolis 500, Gateway) While he did not claim the Verizon IndyCar Series title, the legend of Will Power grew larger after claiming victory in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The young and polarizing 20-year-old Santino Ferrucci will have a permanent home in the IndyCar Series next season with with full-time drive at Dale Coyne Racing. Ferrucci will drive the No. 19 Cly-Del Honda, replacing Pietro Fittipaldi, who recently signed a deal to become a Formula One test driver for the Haas F1 Team. This announcement was made by the Wasserman Media Group Tuesday, who have also signed the former F2 racer to a driver representation agreement. Brad Lusky, the executive VP of the Wasserman Group,Read More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the fourth-place finisher, Ryan Hunter-Reay. Ryan Hunter-Reay, No. 28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda 2018: 4th in the championship  Wins: 2, Top 5: 10, Top 10: 12, Poles: 1, Laps Led: 132 Best Finish: 1st (Detroit Race 2, Sonoma) Ryan Hunter-Reay entered 2018 in the midst of a win-less drought dating back to Pocono in 2015 and finishing no better than ninth in the championship the lastRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief McLaren Racing revealed that Bob Fernley has been appointed as president of McLaren IndyCar. The former deputy team principal of Force India, Fernley will lead the Indy 500 program, which returns two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso, and will report directly to Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing. Fernley will be responsible for putting together and leading a technical team, which will stay entirely exclusive to the IndyCar operation. He will also help evaluate McLaren Racing’s potential full-time involvement in the future. “Heading back to theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the sixth-place finisher, Simon Pagenaud. Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet 2018: 6th in the championship  Wins: 0, Top 5: 4, Top 10: 14, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 31 Best Finish: 2nd (Texas, Toronto) While this past season wasn’t the kind of season Simon Pagenaud was hoping for, there was still some bright spots along the way. The 34-year-old Frenchman endured a rough start toRead More