IndyCar Tag

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 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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Last season’s top competitors were able to conquer multiple tracks in a short period of time. They were able to fight for podiums and race wins, setting themselves apart from the rest of the competition. More fascinating is the mixed balance of the sport’s elite racers and young guns, each looking to leave their marks. No other sport right now can really say there’s a good parity than the NTT IndyCar Series. In the final installment of our previews, we’ll highlight the drivers who finished inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The previous NTT IndyCar Series campaign saw a few drivers resurge despite certain setbacks. Others couldn’t catch a break until the championship trail was out of reach. It’s the best way to describe the next set of drivers, who are all proven winners or even champions. In this penultimate installment of our previews, we’ll highlight the drivers who finished sixth through 10th in 2020 — Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato, Simon Pagenaud, Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Ryan Hunter-Reay – No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda Age: 40Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais of AJ Foyt Racing was the fastest among 32 drivers who turned laps Thursday at the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Open Test, which included a rain delay of more than five hours at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Frenchman Bourdais was among a group of 11 drivers who took to the 2.5-mile oval in the final 70 minutes of track activity for veteran refresher tests and the Rookie Orientation Program, and he turned a top lap of 224.427 mph in the famous No. 14 ROKiTRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Due in large part of the pandemic, it’ll mark the first time in a long while an official rookie class won’t have a Road to Indy graduate. Guys like Kyle Kirkwood, Toby Sowery, and Sting Ray Robb will have a battle of their own in Indy Lights. Thus, we won’t see someone from the ladder system until next season. However, this year’s IndyCar rookies is perhaps one of the most decorated in quite some time. Three veterans from different racing backgrounds will look to dabble onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Silly season will always be the talk in motorsports and IndyCar isn’t immune to its wild nature. There are drivers who are looking to prove their worth elsewhere or in some cases, redeem themselves. In this third installment of our previews, we’ll highlight four drivers who’ll either return to a familiar team or starting a brand new page in their careers — James Hinchcliffe, Felix Rosenqvist, Alex Palou and Ed Jones. WRITER’S NOTE: Colton Herta is another driver with a new ride, but he’ll be onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Specialists are common ground in the NTT IndyCar Series. Some are simply running a partial schedule because teams are focused with their main drivers or developing their operation. More recently, others are filling in drivers who aren’t keen on running ovals. In this second installment of our previews, we’ll highlight five drivers who’ll compete in specific circuits — Max Chilton, Ed Carpenter, Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Pietro Fittipaldi Max Chilton – No. 59 Carlin Chevrolet Age: 29 Years in IndyCar: 5 Best Finish: 4th (2017Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This upcoming season for the NTT IndyCar Series will have a plethora of stories to be unraveled. Some are looking to make a name for themselves in their new destinations while others are simply determined of making progress. Over the next three weeks, Motorsports Tribune will preview six different group of drivers. The drivers who finished in the top-10 last season will be split into two previews. We’ll also preview this year’s rookie class, drivers with new rides, racing specialists and competitors who look to improve.Read More