MAVTV 500 Tag

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter A return by IndyCar to Auto Club Speedway as a replacement event for the canceled Grand Prix of Boston seems unlikely. Dave Allen, president of Auto Club Speedway, told Tribute Racing that the lines of communication are open, but admitted that there would be some issues with scheduling a race. “Our door is always open to listen, but we have not been contacted by INDYCAR. And even if we were, it’d be hard to shuffle the track calendar we currently have in place to accommodateRead More

Posted On August 14, 2015By Josh FarmerIn IndyCar

Auto Club Speedway off for 2016

The Verizon IndyCar Series will not return to Auto Club Speedway in 2016 after a 4-year run. According to a statement from the series, both sides were close to a deal for the race to return for the series finale, but could not agree on a start time for an east coast television audience. “There was a tremendous amount of effort put forth to keep Auto Club Speedway on the calendar. In the end, we could not identify a compromise for 2016 that was amicable for both parties,” said MarkRead More
After several comments from drivers and team owners that were seen by IndyCar’s Mark Miles as “damaging to the sport,” the IndyCar Czar has now addressed the issue. According to new rule 9.3.8 – Detrimental Competitor Conduct: Competitors must be respectful, professional, fair and courteous to others. At all times, Competitors must not, attempt to, or engage in conduct or statements that in the judgement of INDYCAR • Threatens or denigrates any Official, fellow Competitor or the INDYCAR brand • Calls into question the integrity or legitimacy of the RulesRead More
IndyCar has announced the following post race penalties from last Saturday’s MavTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Will Power has been fined $25,000 and been placed on probation for the rest of the season for pushing a safety worker after he climbed from his wrecked #1 Verizon Wireless Chevrolet. Tristan Vautier was fined $10,000 for contact with left front tire changer Owen Trower during his first pitstop. He has also been placed on probation for the remainder of the season. Race winner Graham Rahal has been fined $5,000 and hasRead More
With a record 83 lead changes over the course of 500 miles, yesterday’s MavTV 500 was  one of the wildest IndyCar races in recent memory and arguably one of the best races of the season. The race has pushed IndyCar well into cyberspace with the race being one of the highest trending topics on Twitter and whether fans and the pundits love it or hate it, people are talking about it. Leading into the race weekend, some drivers (notably Juan Pablo Montoya) expressed concerns on Friday in criticism of theRead More

Posted On June 27, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap, IndyCar

In the Gravel Trap: MAVTV 500 Post Race Show 06/27

Adam Tate, Josh Farmer and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing dish out the goods after a historic and controversial MAVTV 500 IndyCar race at Auto Club Speedway. The boys go in depth on the new aero kit package at Fontana, as well as the leading stories from the weekend. Was it tight racing or was it ‘pack’ racing? Click below for all this and more as we take you “In the Gravel Trap!” In the Gravel Trap: MAVTV 500 Post Race Show 06/27 by Tribute Racing Image: Chris Jones viaRead More

Posted On June 27, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Rahal wins wild MavTV 500

FONTANA, Calif. (June 27, 2015) – An Indy car record 80 lead changes among 14 drivers culminated in a dramatic victory for American Graham Rahal in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. The victory was the second of Rahal’s career and ended a 124-race winless drought dating to 2008 in St. Petersburg – the longest gap between race wins for a driver in Indy car history. The 80 lead changes during the 250-lap event surpassed the previous Indy car record of 73 set at Auto Club Speedway in NovemberRead More

Posted On June 26, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pagenaud roars to MavTV 500 pole

Simon Pagenaud captured his first pole in nearly a year and his first pole on an oval during qualifying for Saturday’s MavTV 500. The Frenchman logged the fastest lap of the day at a 219.112 mph average time and backed it up on his second lap with a 218.792 average to complete a 218.952 pole winning average. “Thanks to my crew for the preparations and it’s exciting to get a superspeedway pole,” said Pagenaud. “Qualifying is one thing. It’s a reward for performance. We have a 500-mile race and hopefullyRead More

Posted On June 24, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

No changes to aero specs for Fontana

he superspeedway aerodynamic configuration for the MAVTV 500 on June 27 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., will remain as written in the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook. The rear wing mainplane angle must be set between 0 degrees and -10.5 degrees for the 250-lap race on the 2-mile, D-shaped oval with 14 degrees of banking in the turns. It was -6 degrees to -10.5 degrees for the race June 6 on the 1.5-mile, high-banked Texas Motor Speedway oval. Six degrees more rear wing, even without a wicker that isRead More