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Dixon rues issues that cost him Barber podium

Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon, who has five second places and two thirds at Barber Motorsports Park, was left regretting a series of issues that prevented him from racking up another podium in Alabama. 

Hunter-Reay "relieved" but "needs to get back to winning"

Ryan Hunter-Reay, whose second place at Barber Motorsports Park leaves him sixth in the IndyCar points, says he’s relieved to have had a “drama-free” weekend, but is impatient to start winning again.

Bourdais: Staying out "not the right thing to do"

Sebastien Bourdais says that staying out on slick tyres in the increasingly wet IndyCar race at Barber in an attempt to defeat Josef Newgarden wasn’t “the right thing to do”.

Newgarden amazed by rivals' "risky" slick tyre gambles

Josef Newgarden says he couldn’t believe how long his IndyCar rivals stayed out on dry tyres in the rain in a "really risky" attempt to beat him at Barber.

Barber IndyCar: Newgarden dominates in dry-wet race

Team Penske-Chevrolet driver Josef Newgarden scored his second win of the season and his third in four years at Barber Motorsports Park, despite a late shower throwing a curve-ball in the restarted race.

Power “can’t believe” IndyCar restarted in “very dangerous” conditions

Will Power says he couldn’t even see his own hands when he hit a puddle on the front straight at Barber Motorsports Park and aquaplaned into a spin and into the wall, eliminating him from the race.

Barber IndyCar: Race red-flagged, drivers out of cockpits

The Grand Prix of Alabama has been halted early after excess standing water caused Will Power to spin and several drivers to complain they were down to zero visibility. An attempt at a restart failed because of water-logged patches.

Barber Indy Lights: O’Ward wins in dry, dominates in wet

Pato O’Ward put on a clinic at Barber Motorsports Park to notch up his second and third wins of the season, while Parker Thompson and Harrison Scott earned Pro Mazda glory.

Andretti: “We can win from seventh, especially if it’s wet”

After qualifying seventh for this weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Marco Andretti said he believes he’ll be a contender for victory – especially if the forecast rain arrives.

Barber IndyCar: Newgarden edges Power for pole

Josef Newgarden was just 0.0128sec faster than Penske teammate Will Power around Barber Motorsport Park, but it was enough to earn him his first pole of the 2018 IndyCar season.

Barber IndyCar: Power tops third practice, King shunts

Will Power put Team Penske-Chevrolet back on top of the timesheets for the third time in three sessions at Barber Motorsports Park, while Robert Wickens starred for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda.

Barber IndyCar: Newgarden heads chaotic second practice

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden ended the second IndyCar practice session at Barber fastest of all in a chaotic session that caused a late dash for fast laptimes.

Barber IndyCar: Power fastest in red-flagged first practice

Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden and current point leader Alexander Rossi caused a red flag each in the first practice session at Barber, as Penske’s Will Power went fastest.

Castroneves’ return to IndyCar form due to “using muscle memory”

Helio Castroneves says that it was muscle memory that allowed him to so quickly reacclimatize to an IndyCar, despite today’s test at Barber being his first encounter with the radically different 2018 aerokit.

Newgarden tops first Barber test session, Castroneves stars on return

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden led after the first three hours of IndyCar's test day at Barber Motorsports Park, but it was teammate Helio Castroneves who caused a stir by going third quickest in his first test with the 2018 aerokit.

Channing Tatum to be grand marshal for Barber IndyCar race

Actor, producer and Alabama native Channing Tatum will serve as the grand marshal for the fourth round of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series, held at Barber Motorsports Park.

Newgarden says "everything" was key to winning Barber

Josef Newgarden says tire strategy, fuel strategy, swift pitstops, quick out-laps, a crucial move on Scott Dixon and Will Power’s puncture were all contributory factors to him nailing his first victory for Penske at Barber Motorsports Park.

Barber IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Josef Newgarden races to second Barber Motorsports Park win, first with Team Penske

Barber IndyCar: Power puncture hands Newgarden the win

Will Power led 60 of the 90 laps at Barber Motorsports Park, but when a rear tire deflated, it left the door open for Josef Newgarden to score his fourth victory in IndyCar and his first for Team Penske-Chevrolet.

Barber Indy Lights: Herta dominates Race 2, stretches points lead

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta disappeared from his opposition at Barber Motorsports Park to score his second win from the opening four rounds of the 2017 Indy Lights championship.

Rahal says one-car teams can't catch up on race weekends

Graham Rahal says his disastrous last place on the grid for tomorrow’s GP of Alabama is a reflection of the struggles a one-car IndyCar team has when it doesn’t start a race weekend competitive right out of the box.

Severe understeer hurting Rossi’s pace at Barber

A mysterious lack of front grip has prevented Alexander Rossi from building on his and the Andretti Autosport team’s momentum from Long Beach, where he appeared set to battle eventual winner James Hinchcliffe for victory.

Barber USF2000: Askew doubles up in dominant style

It appeared no one had the speed to stop Cape Motorsports’ Oliver Askew from winning his second USF2000 race of the weekend, and when his nearest pursuer made a slight mistake in pursuit, Askew was home free.

Barber IndyCar: Top 6 quotes after qualifying

Qualifying Saturday for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park

Barber IndyCar: Power takes pole, leads Penske 1-2-3

Verizon IndyCar Series' 2014 champion Will Power scored the 46th pole position of his Indy car career and second of the season to head Team Penske-Chevrolet teammate Helio Castroneves in a tough shootout at Barber Motorsports Park.

Barber Indy Lights: Jamin triumphs in Race 1

Nico Jamin sent Andretti Autosport to Victory Lane with his first Indy Lights win, after pulling off a decisive pass on the polesitter Kyle Kaiser following a clash between the front-row starters.

Barber IndyCar: Andretti beats Penskes in FP2

Marco Andretti threw in the best laptime of the weekend so far to nudge the Penske drivers aside and grab top spot in IndyCar’s second practice session at Barber Motorsports Park.

Barber USF2000: Askew leads all the way

Oliver Askew scored his second win of the USF2000 season with victory in the opening round of the series’ double-header at Barber Motorsports Park.

Barber IndyCar: Penske-Chevys dominate first practice

Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, Josef Newgarden, Will Power and Helio Castroneves produced a team 1-2-3-4 in opening practice for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

Veach to sub for injured Hildebrand at Barber

Zach Veach is to make his IndyCar race debut in the #21 Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet this weekend, as JR Hildebrand rests his broken hand.

'What Indy drivers are saying' from the Grand Prix of Alabama

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama race results, statistics, and quotes after race.

Rahal frustrated but proud of Barber performance

Graham Rahal was left pondering what might have been, after a brave stab at passing Team Penske’s dominant Simon Pagenaud for the lead at Barber Motorsports Park paid off only temporarily.

Pagenaud: Beating Rahal was about being aggressive

Simon Pagenaud, who dominated the fourth IndyCar round of the season at Barber Motorsports Park, but was nudged off-track in a collision with Graham Rahal, implied that his drive to regain the lead came from anger.

Pagenaud survives Rahal bump-’n’-run to win at Barber

Simon Pagenaud scored his second victory in eight days despite a late assault from a charging Graham Rahal that tipped the #22 Penske-Chevrolet into the gravel at Barber Motorsports Park.

Ferrari and fuentes remain perfect at Barber

Martin Fuentes’ Ferrari 458 Italia wins sixth and seventh Pirelli World Challenge GT-A rounds

Urrutia scores first Indy Lights win in brilliant fashion

Santiago Urrutia came from third on the grid, made a stunning pass on polesitter Ed Jones and headed off into the distance to earn his first Lights win.

'What drivers are saying' from Alabama Qualifying

Qualifying Saturday for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park

Pagenaud: “Suddenly everything is rolling easily”

Simon Pagenaud, who leads the IndyCar championship, won at Long Beach, and sits on pole for the fourth round at Barber Motorsports Park, says his success is the result of getting comfortable with his car in all circumstances.

Thompson doubles up at Barber

Parker Thompson delivered a second blow to his championship rivals with another win at Barber Motorsports Park for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing.

Pagenaud beats Power to pole at Barber

Championship leader Simon Pagenaud nailed a perfect second flying lap in the Firestone Fast Six to beat three-time Barber Motorsports Park polesitter Will Power to pole.

Parente scores second straight PWC victory

K-PAX McLaren driver Alvaro Parente may have been gifted World Challenge's GT-class Long Beach victory due to a technical infringement by the victorious Cadillac, but today he beat the Caddys fair and square.

Jones leads Serralles to Carlin 1-2 at Barber

Ed Jones started the first Indy Lights race from pole and led throughout, but surely never expected his prime rival to be his own teammate, given that Felix Serralles started on the sixth row of the grid.

Power leads third practice at Barber

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power moved to the top of the time sheets in final practice before qualifying for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

'What drivers are saying' from the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama practice

Sato, in the No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Honda, set the pace at Barber Motorsports Park

AJ Foyt Racing duo head up second practice

Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth went 1-2 in the closing moments of Barber Motorsports Park’s second session with James Hinchcliffe earning Honda a 1-2-3.

GT rookie Michael Cooper paces World Challenge action Friday at Barber Motorsports Park

Cadillac driver leads 27-car field with top-six within one tenth of each other Friday

Bourdais puts KVSH on top at Barber

A slightly odd first practice session, where the top teams barely showed their hands, saw four-time Champ Car title-winner Sebastien Bourdais emerge top ahead of a strong showing from Honda cars.

Urrutia ends Lights pre-season on top

Reigning Pro Mazda champion Santiago Urrutia set the pace in the final test day of the Indy Lights pre-season at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama.

Ferraris atop GT-A podium in Barber

Martin Fuentes scores GT-A victory on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park

Five worthless opinions: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama edition

Mark Wilkinson looks at this past weekend's IndyCar race and how it sets up what he hopes will be an exciting Month of May.

Newgarden breaks through for first IndyCar win at Barber

Josef Newgarden has finally breached that glass ceiling and earned his maiden IndyCar victory.

Montoya and Kimball disagree, both critical of race control

After a frantic IndyCar race at Barber, multiple drivers were left with something to say when the checkered flag flew.

Castroneves leads Penske trio in Barber qualifying

Helio Castroneves will lead the field to the green flag for the second consecutive IndyCar race.

Pigot Perfect in Legacy Indy Lights 100

Spencer Pigot was flawless in Round Five of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.