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MONTEREY, Calif. – Colton Herta won the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey from the pole in 2019, the last time this NTT INDYCAR SERIES event took place at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. He’s halfway toward that dominant equation again at the track that could be nicknamed “Herta House.” LINK: Qualifying Results Herta earned the NTT P1 Award on Saturday with a top lap of 1 minute, 10.7994 seconds during the Firestone Fast Six in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda fielded by Andretti Autosport with Curb-Agajanian. It was his seventh career pole andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After not having an NTT IndyCar Series on the West Coast for the first time since 1946 last year, the region will be the final destination for the next three weeks. The first leg of the West Coast Swing begins at Portland International Raceway where the news continue to be endless. Among the 27-car field, there’ll be another debutant in American Open Wheel Racing, driving for a team that’s making its series return. That being former Formula 2 driver Callum Ilott, who’ll drive for the rebrandedRead More

Posted On August 22, 2021By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Newgarden Wins in Penske Power Play at WWTR

By INDYCAR MADISON, Ill. – Josef Newgarden earned his second victory of the season by winning the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline on Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway in a race that shuffled the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship deck. Newgarden drove his No. 2 Sonsio Team Penske Chevrolet to victory by 0.5397 of a second over Pato O’Ward’s No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP. O’Ward didn’t enter Victory Lane, but he also was a big winner of the night by taking the championship lead by 10Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Romain Grosjean may be a rookie in the NTT IndyCar Series, but one thing is for sure, he’s got the hang of things on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. After starting on pole and ultimately finishing second in the GMR Grand Prix back in May, Grosjean hit the ground running this weekend, showing speed from his first laps on track and giving notice that he’d be a contender for his first IndyCar win. Rolling off third for Saturday’s Big Machine Spiked Coolers GrandRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power finally got his first victory of the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season on a track he has mastered like no other. Power drove the No. 12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet to victory in the Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix on Saturday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, his fifth career win on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile layout that debuted in 2014. LINKS: Official Results It was the 40th career INDYCAR SERIES victory for Power, who broke a tie with four-time Indianapolis 500 winnerRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – With the clock down to mere seconds and a pole position at Indianapolis on the line, Pato O’Ward’s black and orange Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet streaked across the line, sending the No. 5 to the top of the board and securing him the pole for the third time this season. After a short dispute by outside pole sitter Will Power’s team, O’Ward’s lap of 1 minute, 10.714 seconds became official and the celebrations for driver and team could begin in earnest. “It’s good, man,”Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Alex Palou comes into the weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the NTT IndyCar Series points leader and served notice during Friday’s lone practice for the Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix that he intends on staying there. Posting a lap of 1 minute, 10.883 seconds, Palou climbed to the top of the leaderboard late in the 50-minute session and was able to hold off a late flurry of activity to lead the way when the checkered flag flew. Winner of May’s GMR GrandRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – After having the weekend circled on the calendar all season long, the NTT IndyCar Series finally got to take its first laps around the streets of Nashville on Friday, with Colton Herta putting down the fastest lap during a wild opening practice session for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Herta traded the top spot with a number of other drivers, but his lap of 1 minute, 16.587 seconds was quick enough to allow the driver of the No. 26 Andretti Autosport withRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Power’s miserable season continued during Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. While battling Scott Dixon for fourth on the Lap 4 restart, contact was made entering Turn 5. It sent Power into a spin, right in front of oncoming traffic. Several drivers were able to avoid the plum of smoke, including Sebastien Bourdais. The same can’t be said for Ed Jones, who crashed into Power. Such collision destroyed Jones’ left front suspension, symbolizing another retirement. Power’s day was also over as this incident ended anyRead More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden continued to dominate NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, winning his third consecutive series pole. Now he must put aside recent disappointments in races and win the Honda Indy 200 Presented by the HPD Ridgeline. The two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and driver of the No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet became the first series driver since 2015 to win three consecutive poles. Newgarden also was the top qualifier for the second race in Detroit and atRead More