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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This weekend’s stop of the NTT IndyCar Series will certainly be a busy one. Not only they’re running the longest track on the tour, they’ll have plenty of track activity to dial their car up for Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix. That isn’t the main story going into the ninth round. Instead, it’s a pair of injuries that’s stolen the headlines. Rinus VeeKay, who’s currently fifth in points, and defending Road America winner Felix Rosenqvist won’t be competing. VeeKay underwent surgery on his left clavicle afterRead More
By Kirby Arnold, Staff Writer  INDIANAPOLIS – Six months ago, I wasn’t sure this day would happen. Or to be precise, could happen.  The COVID-19 pandemic was strangling the world last December, and nobody knew how to loosen that grip or when it would. Positive test numbers climbed at an alarming rate, and while some people got over it fairly easily, many got really sick. And people died, some I knew personally, and it scared the you-know-what out of me. A vaccination was on its way, but when?  Frankly, when I got my first vaccination on Valentine’s Day and the secondRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor When the green flag drops on Sunday’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500, Team Penske will have its work cut out to put on a proper showing at the track owned by their team’s namesake, but that hasn’t hampered their confidence that they can get the job done on race day. The four Team Penske entries struggled in qualifying, with rookie Scott McLaughlin leading the four-car stable with a 17th place start. Josef Newgarden will roll off 21st, followed by 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon PagenaudRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day is the final opportunity for 33 drivers getting their cars well adjusted before Sunday’s 105th Indianapolis 500. As obvious as it sounds, there’s a wild card that’ll change everyone’s approach. This weekend’s weather conditions will be cooler as a cucumber. All throughout the Month of May, hot conditions was the total norm. Now, temperatures will be in the high 60s. It’s bound to create more grip on the 2.5-mile circuit, thus creating exciting racing. How do the competitors feel about theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There’s something about the Indianapolis 500 that just hits different! The 105th renewal of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing symbolizes a time where things are gradually getting back to what it was before the pandemic. For starters, we’re back to seeing crowds witnessing the bravest drivers of the planet navigate around the 2.5-mile oval. More importantly, racing at IMS is back in the Month of May. Whether it’s someone’s first time seeing the action in person or for over half a century, there’s no other raceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Sage Karam had an eventful Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Not only he had to make the 33-car field, he had a good view of Simon Pagenaud’s mechanical problems. Karam had began the Month of May showing good speed where he even end up in the top-10 standings. Like his competitors starting on the final row next Sunday, Fast Friday and qualifying proved to be a struggle. As a result of missing the top-30 Saturday, Karam had to qualify again and makeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske’s woeful weekend continued rearing its ugly head during Sunday’s post-qualifying practice for the 105th Indianapolis 500. Simon Pagenaud being the latest headliner following an mechanical problem over 25 minutes into the two-hour session. While in a four-car battle with Colton Herta, Pietro Fittipaldi and Sage Karam, Pagenaud’s car began seeing puff of smoke. That puff at the entry of Turn 1 turned into complete smoke which Karam had a front row seat. Pagenaud would finally put the No. 22 Menards ChevroletRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – The belief always has been there for Rinus VeeKay. Now it has translated into victory. VeeKay earned his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory Saturday in the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in his 19th career start. VeeKay drove his No. 21 Sonax/Autogeek Chevrolet to a 4.9510-second victory over NTT P1 Award winner Romain Grosjean in the No. 51 NURTEC ODT Honda. Alex Palou rounded out the podium finishers in the No. 10 The American Legion Honda. LINKS: Official Race Results “IRead More
By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas – Pato O’Ward’s time is now. O’Ward broke through for his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory in the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, winning the XPEL 375 on Sunday evening at Texas Motor Speedway. O’Ward, who started fourth, passed two-time series champion Josef Newgarden with 24 laps remaining in the 248-lap race and pulled away to a 1.2443-second victory over Newgarden’s No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet. The win came after five top-three finishes – including three as runner-up – since O’Ward became aRead More

Posted On May 1, 2021By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Dixon Dominates in Kiwi 1-2 at Texas

By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas – Scott Dixon schooled the rest of the Genesys 300 field in an oval-racing clinic Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, leading a race-record 206 of 212 laps for his first victory of the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Dixon drove the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to victory by .2646 of a second over fellow New Zealand native Scott McLaughlin in the No. 3 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet, who was racing on an oval for the first time. Pato O’Ward finished thirdRead More