Team Penske Driver Quotes On 2016 INDYCAR Schedule

2016 INDYCAR Schedule Quotes

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Helio Castroneves – Driver of the No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet

“The new schedule not only gives us an opportunity to expand the reach of the Verizon IndyCar Series into new markets like Boston and Phoenix, but we’re also lengthening it by a few weeks. I think that is really important for the teams. It allows the crew members time to rest and recharge. What often gets overlooked is that, unlike NASCAR, we race the same cars every week. You don’t have the ability to work ahead because you only have two, prepared racecars per team. It’s really a great step by INDYCAR to spread the season out a bit more. It’s going to make next year an even better season because of it.”

Juan Pablo Montoya – Driver of the No. 2 Verizon Chevrolet

“When you look at the schedule for 2016 there is a lot to be excited about. We are adding a great oval in Phoenix. The new banking they put in a few years ago is really going to play into the strengths of our cars. We’ve all had the opportunity to see what our cars will do at Road America and it’s clear that we will put on a great race there. There is just a lot of momentum in the Verizon IndyCar Series right now and the new schedule just reinforces that.”

Will Power – Driver of the No. 1 Verizon Chevrolet

“The diversity of the new schedule is what I love the most about it with five ovals, five road courses and six street circuits. To me, that diversity crowns a true champion of the Verizon IndyCar Series because you have to be very solid on every type of track. Of course, everyone is circling May 29 and the 100th Indianapolis 500 this year. A win in that race would put you in the history books. We were so close last year at Indy. I know that win there is going to come and it would be a dream come true for it to happen in the 100th race.”

Simon Pagenaud – No. 22 Avaya Chevrolet

“The Verizon IndyCar Series has a lot of momentum at the moment, which is evident by the addition of three new racetracks on the 2016 schedule. As a driver new venues a very exciting and I welcome new challenges. The Boston race is very important because it’s a brand new market that is full of potential for drivers, teams and our partners at Team Penske. I believe we will put on a great show there and I’m excited for the people of Boston to get behind the event. Phoenix and Road America are traditional tracks that have a lot of history and it’s great to have them back on the Verizon IndyCar schedule.”