Rick Ware Racing Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – The NASCAR Cup Series regulars will have some stiff competition when the green flag falls on Sunday’s Verizon 200 at The Brickyard, courtesy of a rush of drivers from various motorsports factions around the world that want to try their hand in stock cars. Among those that are making an appearance in the 82-lap race on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile infield road course are some familiar names and some new to Cup Series racing as well. Fresh off his win on the streets of ChicagoRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – NASCAR. Fourth of July weekend. A first ever street course race. Expect fireworks. Former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has been able to experience street course racing in other forms of motorsports throughout his career, but even he is unsure of what will happen when the green flag drops for the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series Grant Park 220 on the Chicago Street Course. “It’s so cool – racing within a city,” Button said. “There aren’t many racing drivers that get that opportunity. I’veRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor AUSTIN, Texas – Welcome to NASCAR, gentlemen. Needless to say Sunday’s marathon EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas was an eye-opening experience for the road course ringers that came to play in the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend in Austin. Jenson Button and Jordan Taylor, champions in Formula 1 and IMSA, respectively, were making their first start in the Cup Series and were joined by another former F1 world champion in Kimi Raikkonen making just his second Cup start. By the time theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor AUSTIN, Texas – In addition to the NASCAR Cup Series regulars that will be racing this weekend at Circuit of the Americas, Sunday’s EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix has drawn some familiar faces from elsewhere in the motorsports world into the fold as well. Among those drivers is seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson making another appearance for the team he co-owns – Legacy Motor Club – and two former Formula 1 world champions in Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button driving for Trackhouse Racing and Rick Ware Racing,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Starting 13th was no problem for Romain Grosjean. He was going to push it to the absolute limit if it meant scoring a podium at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Such feat was accomplished in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, scoring his third career INDYCAR podium. Although some of the talk focused on Colton Herta’s dominance and Alex Palou being a step closer of hoisting the Astor Cup. “The Phoenix” rose to the occasion and cut Scott McLaughlin’s Rookie of the Year lead from 38Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway had plenty of chaotic headlines. Among those being the oval debut of Romain Grosjean, who finished 14th in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. The talk didn’t focus on losing ground to fourth-place finisher Scott McLaughlin for Rookie of the Year honors. Instead, the chatter was about Grosjean adapting to a whole new style of racing after not competing in the other oval races. One of the highlights took place on Lap 85 when Grosjean made a daring bottomRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The third and final oval race of an unpredictable NTT IndyCar Series campaign heads to the popular World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. As always, the storylines aren’t lacking with two subjects taking the paddock by storm. Of course, you have the championship trail which took a wild turn following Alex Palou’s mechanical woes at Indianapolis last Saturday. With just four rounds remaining, the gap between Palou and second-place Pato O’Ward by 21 points. A further 13 points back is Palou’s teammate Scott Dixon, who struggledRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A few days removed from the most chaotic IndyCar race of the season, the series goes from the vibrant “Music City” and are “Back Home Again.” However, there’s a bit of a somber tone as Bob Jenkins, one of the iconic voices of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, passed away Monday. Truly a one of a kind broadcaster that’ll be sorely missed. Especially, during “The Brickyard” weekend as both INDYCAR and NASCAR share the IMS Road Course. Naturally, having both sanctioning bodies can create opportunities forRead More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Rookie Romain Grosjean led the first practice for the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR on Friday afternoon at Road America, continuing his strong pace this season. Formula One veteran Grosjean’s top lap was 1 minute, 47.6781 seconds in the No. 51 NURTEC ODT Honda fielded by Dale Coyne Racing with RWR on the 14-turn, 4.014-mile road course. Grosjean has qualified in the top seven at four of his five starts in the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, including the NTT P1 Award forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A late-race crash involving Romain Grosjean caused a tremendous ripple effect in Saturday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 1. Especially, towards the front of the field as Will Power went from leading to out of contention in 10 minutes. With just six laps remaining, Grosjean’s No. 51 Honda crashed into the outside wall of Turn 9. This brought out the second and final full course caution with Power leading Marcus Ericsson and Takuma Sato. What Power didn’t want to see was a caution, let aloneRead More