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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Stadium SUPER Trucks announced two schedule updates regarding their 2019 calendar, with both Long Beach and Texas Motor Speedway remaining hosts of the growing series. On Monday, the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced a multi-year deal to continue hosting SST, scheduled to take place at the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend in California April 12-14. SST race around the 11-turn grand prix circuit, but stands out with its high jump featuring temporary ramps placed throughout the 1.97-mile street course. Qualifying is set toRead More

Posted On December 4, 2018By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Scott Dixon

By Aaron Bearden, Staff Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list wraps up with the champion, Scott Dixon. Scott Dixon, No. 9 PNC Bank/NTT Data Honda 2018: 1st in the championship  Wins: 3, Top 5: 13, Top 10: 15, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 357 Best Finish: 1st (Belle Isle, Texas, Toronto)  Tasked with topping a host of emerging stars while fending off retirement questions, Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Scott Dixon put together one of the greatest seasons of hisRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series prepares for their season finale as four drivers battle it out for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. For Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., this is a chance to further their legend with a second title, while Joey Logano attempts to capture his maiden championship. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid produced an overview on the playoff journey to the final race of the 2018 campaign.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the sixth-place finisher, Simon Pagenaud. Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet 2018: 6th in the championship  Wins: 0, Top 5: 4, Top 10: 14, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 31 Best Finish: 2nd (Texas, Toronto) While this past season wasn’t the kind of season Simon Pagenaud was hoping for, there was still some bright spots along the way. The 34-year-old Frenchman endured a rough start toRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Kevin Harvick’s bid for a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship took a detour on Wednesday after the sanctioning body handed down penalties stemming from last Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. Harvick had locked himself into the Championship 4 at Homestead with his Texas win, which was his eighth victory of the season, but his No. 4 Ford was found to have an illegal spoiler in post-race inspection at the NASCAR R&D Center. Because of the infraction, which violates Section 20.4.12 of the NASCARRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas — Martin Truex Jr. kept his championship hopes alive after overcoming a series of setbacks to finish ninth in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The day began with Truex playing catch up. Despite qualifying a solid 13th, the Furniture Row Racing team elected for an engine change in the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour Energy Toyota Camry following final practice, which forced them to start the race at the rear of the field. Even with the initial obstacle, the reigning MonsterRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas – Clint Bowyer faces a must-win scenario after enduring a miserable 26th-place finish in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The 39-year-old Kansas native was optimistic heading into Sunday’s race after qualifying second – a personal best at the 1.5-mile oval. A dream of advancing from the Round of 8 and into the Championship 4 quickly turned into a nightmare. Pole sitter Ryan Blaney took off as the green flag waved, with the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil Delvac 1 FordRead More
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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Tex. – This time, there was no late-race glitch to interrupt Kevin Harvick’s domination of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Streaking away from pole winner Ryan Blaney during an overtime restart on Lap 336, Harvick won Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with the utmost of authority, sweeping the stages and leading a race-high 177 laps on the way to his series-best eighth victory of the season and a guaranteed spot in the Nov. 18 Championship 4 raceRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “When Homestead comes around if I am not in, he will know it,” said a disgruntled Aric Almirola who laid down the law towards Joey Logano. For the second race in a row, Logano is the center of criticism from a Round of 8 competitor after Almirola voiced his displeasure of how hard he raced him in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth. Struggling matching race winner’s and Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick’s dominant pace, Almirola was in excellent position withRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas — Brandon Jones turned mid-race misfortunes into a stout sixth-place finish in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 19 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing started 14th and managed to find the front briefly to lead four laps. However, his race appeared to come undone towards the halfway mark. He brought out the caution on Lap 97 restart, and then was also in an accident while running in solidly in the top 10Read More