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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

Posted On March 28, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Sage Karam Wins American Red Cross Grand Prix

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver Sage Karam (No. 24 DRR Wix Filters Chevrolet) got the virtual INDYCAR iRacing Challenge rolling Saturday with a win from the pole in the American Red Cross Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International. Karam led 43 of the 45 laps and beat Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist (No. 10 NTT DATA Honda) by 3.6174 seconds in the debut event of the six-race INDYCAR iRacing Challenge. Team Penske’s Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet) finished third. While this may have been his firstRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The fans have voted and the first IndyCar iRacing Challenge that’ll commence Saturday will be the virtual Watkins Glen International, a popular track the NTT IndyCar Series drivers last visited in 2017. Over 25 competitors are set to compete in the 45-lap event titled the American Red Cross Grand Prix as the sport will raise awareness to the organization and encouraging people to donate blood during these difficult times due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The grid will include INDYCAR champion Josef Newgarden, reigning Supercars championRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since 2017, Conor Daly will be a full-time competitor in the NTT IndyCar Series as Carlin announced Tuesday that he’ll be their oval driver. Aside from the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge (May 24), which Max Chilton will look to avoid failing to qualify for the second straight year, Daly will run the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet in other four remaining oval races at Texas Motor Speedway (June 6), Richmond Raceway (June 27), Iowa Speedway (July 18) and World Wide TechnologyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Spencer Pigot was announced Thursday as Rahal Letterman Racing’s third entry for “The Month of May” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Not only that, the car will also mark the INDYCAR debut of Citorne/Buhl Autosport (CBA), who’ve aligned with RLL Racing to get Pigot temporarily out of the free agency pool. The new team announced last Friday their intentions of competing in both the GMR Grand Prix (May 9) and the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge (May 24). Pigot is excited to be back with RLLRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arrow McLaren SP announced Tuesday that two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will be driving the third entry for the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge. Alonso will be sponsored by Ruoff Mortgage and like last year, will carry the No. 66 on his Chevrolet powered car. Ruoff Mortgage is known in the world of INDYCAR as Takuma Sato’s primary sponsor when he won a thrilling 2017 Indy 500, the only race Alonso qualified where he led 27 laps until a dreaded engine failure knockedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson made it clear that he’s entirely focused on his final full-time NASCAR Cup Series season, but he left the door open to run in other motorsports disciplines following 2020 which includes the NTT IndyCar Series. The seven-time champion was in the house during INDYCAR’s Spring Training at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas Tuesday, meeting up with the likes of McLaren CEO Zak Brown, the Team Penske drivers, and veteran driver Graham Rahal to name a few. The veryRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer New Zealander superstar Scott McLaughlin will make his much anticipated NTT IndyCar Series debut at the GMR Grand Prix in Indianapolis May 9, driving for Team Penske. The two-time defending Virgin Australia Supercars champion successfully participated in last month’s rookie evaluation test at Sebring International Raceway, resulting into this landmark opportunity for the 26-year-old. “This is an amazing opportunity – to race against some of the best open wheel drivers in the world on one of the most historic tracks in motorsports,” said McLaughlin. “I’m excitedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AJ Foyt Racing announced Tuesday its remaining driver lineup for the No. 14 Chevrolet as Sebastien Bourdais and Dalton Kellett will run the road and street course races. Last Thursday, the team announced that Tony Kanaan will run all five oval races as 2020 will mark his final NTT IndyCar Series campaign. Bourdais will start off the year competing the first three races, beginning with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, a track he’s won twice (2017-18). From there, he’ll run the next two racesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer John Andretti, 56, passed away after his long and courageous battle with colon cancer Thursday. The nephew of Mario Andretti has raced in multiple disciplines such as open wheels, dirt sprint cars, stock cars, sports cars and even drag racing throughout his four-decade long career. Accolades include an overall win in the 1989 24 Hours at Daytona, a single Indy car victory at Surfers Paradise in 1991, and winning two NASCAR Cup Series races while driving for the sport’s greatest legends — Cale Yarborough in 1997Read More