We’re at another milestone in the countdown to the new motorsport season: it’s 2018! Happy New Year!
2017 offered a number of incredible motorsport moments, with Lewis Hamilton and Josef Newgarden respectively capturing titles in our two main series of focus, Formula 1 and IndyCar.
But outside of the championship glory, there were so many other headline moments. From Fernando Alonso’s entry to the Indianapolis 500 to Porsche’s remarkable fightback win at Le Mans, there were so many moments to savor.
So what will 2018 bring? Who will be celebrating title success come the end of the season? What memories and iconic moments will we be treated to?
Right now, we cannot be sure. But one thing is certain: we will once again be captivated by the motorsport story that unfolds across the course of 2018.
From the entire MotorSportsTalk team, we would like to wish you a very happy New Year and a prosperous 2018.
The NTT IndyCar Series is racing just outside of St. Louis this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway Gateway.
The last oval race of the season, tonight’s Bommarito Auto Motive Group promises to bring plenty of high-speed, high-stakes racing action under the lights.
Series point leader Josef Newgarden will start tonight’s race from the pole position, with Sebastian Bourdais starting alongside him in row one.
By winning the pole, Newgarden gained an additional championship point, which extends his lead over Alexander Rossi to 36 points.
Rossi start’s tonight’s race from the 11th position after an uncharacteristically poor qualifying run for the No. 27 team, while Simon Pagenaud (third in the standings, 41 points behind) will start from the fourth position and Scott Dixon (fourth in the standings, 53 points behind) will start from eighth.
Here is today’s schedule:
(All times are Eastern)
Saturday 8/24, 4:20 p.m. ET, Indy Lights race, NBC Sports Gold
Saturday 8/24, 8 p.m. ET, Bommarito Automotive Group 500, NBCSN and streaming live
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