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Christian Koelle

Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle returns to Fronstretch in 2019 in a little different form. After a year and a half of being a news writer, Koelle will contribute ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards content and photography in multiple different series over the course of the season. His favorite tracks include Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.

Alexander Rossi Attempts Comeback, Falls Short of IndyCar Championship

Alexander Rossi played catchup all weekend long in INDYCAR’s 2018 season finale. Whether it came in practice, qualifying or the race on Sunday (Sept. 16), Rossi appeared to be a step behind when it counted most. Scott Dixon had a weekend that was deserving of a fifth championship. That was …

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Patricio O’Ward Runs With Giants in IndyCar Debut

Patricio O’Ward already made a statement in 2018 by picking up nine victories and a championship in the Indy Lights Series. On Sunday, O’Ward added icing to the cake of an impressive season. O’Ward made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Harding Racing behind the wheel of the No. 8 …

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Sébastien Bourdais Set to Return to Dale Coyne Racing in 2019

As first reported by Autoweek, Sébastien Bourdais will return to Dale Coyne Racing in 2019. The Le Mans, France born driver will embark on his seventh full-time IndyCar Series schedule and third straight with the DCR organization. Bourdais has been able to secure a victory in INDYCAR every season since returning to …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay and Josef Newgarden Lead Friday Practice Sessions in Sonoma

Ryan Hunter-Reay stole the spotlight from the championship contenders Friday as he led the way in first practice. Hunter-Reay turned a 110.681 mph (01:17.5742) lap around the Sonoma Raceway to put his No. 28 on top of the board. Scott Dixon finished second in the session with a 110.322 mph lap making …

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Ford Leads the Way in First Cup Practice at Las Vegas

Four Fords led the way during first practice at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday. The Fords of Joey Logano (first), Kevin Harvick (second), Aric Almirola (third), and Kurt Busch (fifth) led the way in practice with Erik Jones (fourth) being the only non-Ford driver in the top five. Logano …

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Spencer Pigot Set to Return to Ed Carpenter Racing in 2019

Spencer Pigot will return to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019 with Ed Carpenter Racing. Pigot will again pilot the No. 21 Chevrolet, continuing his three-year relationship with the organization since 2016. “I’m extremely happy to be returning to Ed Carpenter Racing for the 2019 season,” Pigot said. “I have to …

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Brad Keselowski Earns Penske’s Elusive Crown Jewels Back-to-Back

Roger Penske has done basically everything there is to do in the motorsports world. Championships in NASCAR and IndyCar, major victories in those series. Coming into 2018 though, two victories were elusive for “The Captain”. After today, Brad Keselowski filled those two spots in the Team Penske trophy case with …

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Justin Allgaier Earns Emotional Victory in Lilly Diabetes 250

Justin Allgaier was able to hold off teammate Tyler Reddick to earn his fifth victory of the 2018 season. Before 2018, Allgaier had a total of five victories in his XFINITY Series career. Ryan Blaney, who started on the pole, finished third while Chase Elliot and Daniel Hemric rounded out …

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