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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 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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 28 Years in Cup: Three Career Wins: Zero No longer considered by detractors as a driver that’s incident prone, Corey LaJoie is entering his second season with Go Fas Racing after wrapping up an entire 36-race schedule for the first time in his career. Prior to 2019, the once highly touted second generation racer struggled getting his footRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the NTT IndyCar Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into the 2019 season opener at St. Petersburg on March 10. Age: 28 Team: ARROW Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Years in IndyCar: Rookie Previous Series: Formula One (2014-18) “I wanted to stay in the highest possible category of racing and for me outside of Formula One, that’s IndyCar,” Marcus Ericsson on making the leap across the pond to run the NTT IndyCar Series in 2019. After five seasonsRead More

Posted On February 28, 2019By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2019 IndyCar Preview: Max Chilton

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the NTT IndyCar Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into the 2019 season opener at St. Petersburg on March 10. Age: 27 Team: Carlin Years in IndyCar: Three Career Wins: 0 Career Podiums: 0 Both Max Chilton and Carlin are hoping for a breakthrough NTT IndyCar Series campaign after reuniting last season with less than ideal results from the fans eyes, as an 11th at the first race at Belle Isle being his best result and aRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season for 24 drivers. We will release one driver preview per day over a 24-day stretch. Age: 26 Years in Cup: 3 Career Wins: 0 Biggest Accomplishment: 2013 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion In 2016, Austin Dillon emerged as a driver to watch as a possible championship contender going forward. Driving for his grandfather’s much-maligned race team — Richard Childress Racing — things looked to finally go in the right direction last season. Dillon rackedRead More