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Team Penske INDYCAR Series Race Report – Indianapolis GP

Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

Race: GMR Grand Prix

Date: July 4, 2020

No. 1 XPEL Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden

Start: 6th

Finish: 7th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 80/80

Laps Led: 4

Points Position: 3rd (-40 pts)

Notes:

Josef Newgarden and the No. 1 XPEL Dallara/Chevrolet had a hard-fought day, leading laps and looking to capitalize on some solid race strategy, but ultimately settled for seventh in the 80-lap event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
The Tennessean started sixth and ran fifth early, then pitted for the first time on lap 15 for alternate tires and fuel in hopes of moving up through the field.
The strategy worked, and Newgarden eventually found himself second behind teammate Will Power as the leaders cycled through pit stops.
Shortly before pitting for fuel and alternate tires after complaining of tire fall off for most of the race, Newgarden was caught as the caution flag waved causing him to drop further on the leaderboard. As several others had already pitted before the caution, Newgarden was forced to come to pit road during the yellow, allowing those who pitted to jump him on the track.
He continued to run his race and his pace, and by lap 58, Newgarden took hold of the lead during more green-flag stops as the final laps wound down.
However, as he tried to battle his way back to the front, he was caught in traffic, leading to a seventh-place finish.

Quote: “It was a tough day – really disappointing. We got hosed today by the caution, both Will [Power] and myself. I felt like we had a pretty strong chance of being able to finish 1-2 and it’s a shame to miss it by just a little bit. We almost pitted right before it came out but went one lap longer. I guess it was a good day in reality. We got up to the front there with Will running 1-2 and then wound up in the back with the yellow. From there we just tried to claw back our way as much as we could from 15th or 16th. It was just a tough pill to swallow in the middle there. Our XPEL Team Chevy car was good. I felt really proud of us this weekend and thought we made nice little baby steps every session and we seemed to be getting better. I thought we were relatively decent compared to Will who seemed to be the best this weekend. It was awesome to have XPEL on the car this weekend and at the end of the day it was just a shame we weren’t able to convert and finish the race 1-2.”

No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power

Start: 1st – (58th career NTT INDYCAR SERIES pole)

Finish: 20th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 80/80

Laps Led: 28

Points Position: 15th (-73 pts)

Notes:

It was a frustrating day for Will Power and the No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet, finishing 20th after starting the day on the pole and leading more laps than any other driver in the 80-lap road course GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Power, who has won three races from the pole on the Indianapolis road course, seemed to have the stars align for a fourth victory starting from the pole – his 58th career pole.
Finding speed early on, it seemed that Power was unstoppable as great pit stops early on kept Power and teammate Josef Newgarden running 1-2 at the front of the field.
However, an untimely caution just prior to his second stop put him back in the field and forced him to race back to the front from the 15th position.
Then, on the team’s final stop, Power stalled the car in an effort to avoid a pit gun in front of him.
Power was unable to recover and was stuck in the back of the field finishing the race in the 20th position.

Quote: “We had a great Verizon Chevy and definitely had the speed that we showed in qualifying. Just got caught out by a unfortunate caution that really didn’t help. After that, we had a problem in the pits that cost us a lot of time and then there was no chance to recover. Chevrolet did a really great job with the power and we had awesome car, but we just had a tough day. This Verizon team is fast, we just need to put a full race together.”

No. 22 Menards Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

Start: 20th

Finish: 3rd

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 80/80

Laps Led: 0

Points Position: 2nd (-29 pts)

Notes:

What began as a tough day for Simon Pagenaud and the No. 22 Menards Dallara/Chevrolet turned into a day showcasing the team’s tenacity, as they began the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in the 20th position, but ended the day on the podium with a third-place result.
Starting so far back in the field, Pagenaud and strategist Kyle Moyer elected to run a different race strategy then a majority of the leaders to get the three-time race winner with clean track ahead of him.
The team pitted for alternate tires, a front wing adjustment and fuel on lap 9 which proved fruitful as the team made major moves on-track finding themselves in 13th position.
Pitting for new alternate tires on fuel on lap 54, the well-timed pit stopped and a subsequent caution before others had pitted helped Pagenaud climb into the top-seven.
The Menards Chevrolet continued to prove strong during the race’s final segment, and Pagenaud drop all the way to third place and remained there as the checkered flag waved.
Pagenaud maintains the second position in 2020 INDYCAR Series point standings after two races.

Quote: “Yesterday was not what we wanted with qualifying. We unloaded well but went the wrong direction with this basically new car. But it was a negative that became a positive. I think it sets us up for the season really early on knowing what we need for the car. We weren’t totally happy when we started the race and adjusted the Menards Chevy and got better and better. We were also able to keep the tires underneath us really well. We made a lot of ground under pit sequences by really, really pushing really hard when everybody pitted and we gained a lot of ground that way. The yellow helped us a bit because we pitted about five laps before so that did help us. In the end we had good pace. It was really hard to move the car so thanks to all the extra training I put in since it was a really physical race. I also want to say a big thanks to Chevy because that was a lot of horsepower in the straightaway and helped me pass all of those people. Just a big thanks to them.”

Team Penske eSports INDYCAR iRacing Challenge Race Report

Track:                  Virtual Watkins Glen International

Race:                   American Red Cross Grand Prix

Date:                   March 28, 2020

No. 1 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden

Start: 9th

Finish: 7th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 45/45

Notes:

  • Josef Newgarden started the American Red Cross Grand Prix from virtual Watkins Glen International from the ninth position as drivers qualified just prior to the race.
  • Unfortunately, the two-time INDYCAR Champion’s race turned south when he was involved in a multi-car incident on lap 6, which also included teammates Scott McLaughlin and Simon Pagenaud.
  • After visiting the paddock for repairs, Newgarden made a strong drive back through the field to score a seventh-place finish, the last car on the lead lap.
  • The next INDYCAR iRacing Challenge event will take place at virtual Barber Motorsports Park on April 4.

Quote: “Seeing as how I was up so late last night getting my rig ready, I’m pretty happy with a seventh-place finish. It’s amazing the quality of racing you can do with the iRacing platform and I’m psyched about the rest of the races. We obviously had a strong Hitachi Chevy today to battle back after the early incident. Thank you to everyone that tuned in. It was such a neat event.”

No. 2 Shell V-Power Dallara/Chevrolet – Scott McLaughlin

Start: 7th

Finish: 4th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 45/45

Notes:

  • Scott McLaughlin made his first INDYCAR start – albeit virtually – in Saturday’s American Red Cross Grand Prix. He entered the event as the winningest iRacing driver in the field with 178 career wins.
  • After starting from the seventh position, the New Zealander was involved in a multi-car incident on lap 6 that resulted in only minor damage to his Shell V-Power Dallara/Chevrolet.
  • McLaughlin chose to short-fill his Chevy on his first pit stop of the day to gain valuable track position in a race that went caution free, which ultimately helped lead him to a fourth-place finish.
  • The reigning Australian Supercars Champion will compete in the next INDYCAR iRacing Challenge event at virtual Barber Motorsports Park on April 4.

Quote:  “A fourth-place finish with the Shell V-Power Dallara was not too bad for us today. Had a bit of an incident at the start with Oliver Askew, but it was just a racing incident and we had a good battle at the end. It was good fun today and a joy to be a part of it. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.”

No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power

Start: 3rd

Finish: 3rd

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 45/45

Notes:

  • Will Power drove a consistent race in Saturday’s American Red Cross Grand Prix at the virtual Watkins Glen International that led to a third-place finish.
  • A former winner in INDYCAR competition at Watkins Glen, Power qualified his No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet in the third position before falling back to the fifth spot early in the event.
  • A long-pit strategy put Power into the lead just before his first pit stop of the day, and the strategy also helped him gain two overall positions following the cycle of stops.
  • Over the second half of the race Power continued his rock-solid day but was not able to advance past his third place running position. He was able to secure a podium finish in the first virtual race of the season.

Quote: “A good start to the INDYCAR season. Online, that is. I’m happy with a solid, third-place finish in the Verizon Chevy. It was really cool to see everyone come together to put this race on. I wish I could have been the first winner, but I hope the fans enjoyed it.”

No. 22 Menards Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

Start: 8th

Finish: 6th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 45/45

Notes:

  • Simon Pagenaud qualified his No. 22 Menards Dallara/Chevrolet in the eighth position for Saturday’s American Red Cross Grand Prix, and the iRacing veteran looked to be a contender as the race began.
  • However, on the sixth lap of the race, Pagenaud was involved in a multi-car incident that left his Chevy with enough damage that he was forced to the pit for repairs.
  • Like his teammate, Josef Newgarden, Pagenaud began to maneuver his way back through the field with precision and nearly made it back to the top five before settling for a sixth-place finish on the day.

Quote: “Thank you to all the fans that tuned into today’s INDYCAR iRacing Challenge. It was so cool to see so many stakeholders in our series come together to give the fans something during this time. I think these races are going to get even better as we go. Our Menards Chevy was pretty strong today, but we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. We still battled back for a strong finish and I can’t wait to get to Barber next week.”

SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN TO MAKE INDYCAR DEBUT AT INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX

SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN TO MAKE INDYCAR DEBUT AT INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX

Two-Time & Defending Supercars Champion to also Participate in COTA Preseason Test

 

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 5, 2020) – Team Penske announced today that defending Virgin Australia Supercars Champion Scott McLaughlin will make his NTT IndyCar Series debut on Saturday, May 9, racing in the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

 

The two-time Supercars title winner, who will attempt to win his third consecutive series championship for DJR Team Penske (DJRTP) in 2020, will also participate in next week’s IndyCar Series preseason open test at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas.

 

“This is an amazing opportunity – to race against some of the best open wheel drivers in the world on one of the most historic tracks in motorsports,” said McLaughlin, who drove an open wheel car for the first time last month during a series rookie evaluation test at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla.

 

“I’m excited about the challenge of trying to win a third-consecutive Supercars championship while helping to keep the Shell V-Power Racing Team at the front of the field this season. I’m also really looking forward to this new opportunity,” added McLaughlin. “It’s a driver’s dream to get a chance to race an Indy car for Team Penske. With the experience I gained at the test in Sebring, I know a little bit more about what to expect when I get back into the car at COTA. I just want to learn as much as I can every time I’m in the car so I can make the most of the opportunity to race with the team at the Grand Prix in Indianapolis.”

 

McLaughlin will pilot the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet during both the COTA test and the GMR Grand Prix in Indianapolis. McLaughlin has produced 35 victories and 44 pole positions over the last three seasons while helping DJRTP claim team championships in 2017 and 2019 and winning the driver’s title in each of the last two seasons. McLaughlin also earned his first win in the legendary Bathurst 1000 race in October, with co-driver Alex Premat. On his way to the title last season, McLaughlin established a new single-season Supercars record with 18 victories, along with a series-leading 15 poles and 22 podium finishes.

 

“Scott has experienced tremendous success in Supercars over the last three seasons with DJR Team Penske and we believe his talent and his drive will continue to shine behind the wheel of an Indy car,” said Roger Penske. “It will be interesting to see how he continues to develop as we work up to his first race at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. We know Scott will work hard to improve with every lap and he will represent Team Penske well as he gets acclimated to the IndyCar Series.”

 

Team Penske has won five of the six IndyCar Series races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course since the series began competing at the 2.4-mile track in 2014.  Will Power won the Grand Prix in 2015, 2017 and 2018, while Simon Pagenaud captured the checkered flag in 2016 and again in 2019 for the team.

 

The GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will take place on Saturday, May 9, with the green flag scheduled to waive at 3:50pm ET. The race will be seen live on NBC, with radio coverage on INDYCAR Radio and SIRIUS XM.

SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN TO TEST TEAM PENSKE INDY CAR

Defending Australian Supercars Champion to Participate in Rookie Evaluation Test

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 13, 2019) – Team Penske announced today that Scott McLaughlin, the recently-crowned, back-to-back Virgin Australia Supercars Champion for DJR Team Penske (DJRTP), will participate in an INDYCAR Rookie Evaluation test at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla. on Monday, January 13.

McLaughlin is once again set to defend his Supercars title for DJRTP in 2020 in the No. 17 Shell V-Power Ford Mustang.  He will build on his already successful racing career by driving a full-sized open-wheel car for the first time.

“I am always open to new challenges and I’m thankful to Team Penske for providing this opportunity to test an Indy car,” said McLaughlin, who established a new Supercars single-season record with 18 victories this past season. “We had an amazing year in 2019 and I’m looking forward to defending our Supercars championship next season. I’m also excited to grow as a driver and being with Team Penske creates cool opportunities to try something new. Although I have spent a few hours in a simulator earlier this year, it’s going to be a blast to see what one really feels like at a place like Sebring.”

McLaughlin joined DJR Team Penske in 2017 as one of the brightest stars in Supercars. He has produced 35 victories and 44 pole positions over the last three seasons while helping DJRTP claim team championships in 2017 and 2019, the driver’s title each of the last two seasons and the legendary Bathurst 1000 race in October, along with co-driver Alex Premat.

“Scott has been incredibly successful for DJR Team Penske over the last three seasons and he has become a true champion of our sport,” said Roger Penske. “He certainly embraces new challenges and we think this is a great opportunity to utilize the IndyCar Series rookie testing program so Scott can experience what it is like to get behind the wheel of one of our Indy cars.”

Team Penske enjoyed another successful IndyCar Series season in 2019. The team earned its record 18th Indianapolis 500 victory as Simon Pagenaud captured the checkered flag in May, while Josef Newgarden won his second series title in three years and the team’s 16th INDYCAR Championship. Team Penske will once again compete with three full-season entries in 2020, featuring series champion drivers Newgarden, Pagenaud and Will Power.

XPEL JOINS DEFENDING INDYCAR SERIES CHAMPION NEWGARDEN AND TEAM PENSKE

New Team Sponsor Named “Official Protective Film Partner of Team Penske”

MOORESVILLE, N.C. / SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 12, 2019) – Team Penske and XPEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: XPEL) a leading provider of automotive paint protective film and window tint, today announced a multi-year partnership. XPEL will be the primary sponsor of the No. 1 Dallara/Chevrolet driven by reigning and two-time NTT IndyCar Series Champion Josef Newgarden for two races in 2020. XPEL will also serve as the “Official Protective Film Partner of Team Penske.”

 

The partnership with Team Penske – the most successful team in motorsports history – represents the first racing sponsorship for the San Antonio, Texas-based company. Newgarden will race the No. 1 XPEL Dallara/Chevrolet in the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on May 9 and in the Texas Indy 600 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) on June 6. XPEL will build on the partnership and become a primary sponsor for a third IndyCar Series race with Team Penske in 2021 and beyond.

 

“We are excited to welcome XPEL to Team Penske in 2020,” said Roger Penske. “Motorsports provides a great opportunity to build the XPEL brand and we hope to build on a lot of business-to-business opportunities with their group. We look forward to delivering for XPEL both off and on the track as they compete with Josef and the defending champion No. 1 Chevy team starting next season.”

 

XPEL is a global company that offers high-quality products, world-class customer support and a vast network of trained installers. Through partnership with Team Penske, the company expects to generate maximum brand recognition among core marketing segments including dealers as well as consumers.

 

“We have thought about motorsports for quite a while, but we wanted to make sure we partnered with the right team,” said XPEL CEO Ryan Pape. “No one matches the success, class and integrity of Roger Penske, Team Penske and Penske Automotive Group. We are thrilled to be associated with Josef Newgarden as he is a proven winner. He will have plenty of support from our network of employees and dealers both at Texas and at Indianapolis.”

 

Since he joined Team Penske in 2017, Newgarden has captured two of the last three IndyCar Series championships. The native of Tennessee has produced 14 IndyCar Series victories in his career and he is the defending race winner at Texas Motor Speedway.

 

“When you race for Team Penske you are certain of two things – you will be in well-prepared cars with a chance to win every week and you will get a chance to represent some outstanding partners,” said Newgarden. “It is an honor to be the first race car driver to represent XPEL and I’m excited about carrying their brand at two fantastic venues next season. Partnerships are the lifeblood of our sport and I can’t wait to get XPEL to Victory Lane.”

 

ABOUT XPEL

XPEL is a leading provider of protective films and coatings, including automotive paint protection film, surface protection film, automotive and commercial/residential window films, and ceramic coatings. With a global footprint, a network of trained installers and proprietary DAP software, XPEL is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations by providing high-quality products, leading customer service, expert technical support and world-class training. XPEL, Inc. is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol “XPEL”.

www.xpel.com

 

ABOUT TEAM PENSKE
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 540 major race wins, over 620 pole positions and 37 Championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. Over the course of its 53-year history, the team has also earned 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win, overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with a win in Australia’s legendary Bathurst 1000 race. Team Penske currently competes in the NTT IndyCar Series, the NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team also races in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, in a partnership with Dick Johnson Racing, as DJR Team Penske. For more information about Team Penske, please visit www.teampenske.com.

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GRAHAM RAHAL REJOINS ACURA TEAM PENSKE FOR PETIT LE MANS

IndyCar Series Veteran Returns to No. 7 DPi Team for Season Finale at Road Atlanta MOORESVILLE, NC (September 4, 2019) – IndyCar Series veteran driver Graham Rahal will return to compete for Acura Team Penske in next month’s Motul Petit Le Mans. Rahal will once again team up with Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor in the Acura…

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Team Penske IndyCar Series Race Report – Gateway

Team Penske IndyCar Series Race Report

 

Track:                  World Wide Technology Raceway

Race:                   Bommarito Automotive Group 500

Date:                   August 24, 2019

 

No. 2 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden

Start: 1st

Finish: 7th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 248/248

Laps Led: 50

Points Position: 1st (+38 pts)

 

Notes:

  • After an exciting night race at World Wide Technology Raceway, Josef Newgarden and the No. 2 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet team finished seventh, maintaining their 2019 IndyCar championship points lead by 38 points over teammate Simon Pagenaud.
  • Starting on the pole, Newgarden’s race had a strong start leading the first several laps of the event in Madison, Ill. He would go on to lead a total of 50 laps that evening.
  • On lap 53, Tim Cindric, team strategist for the No. 2 team called Newgarden to the pits for fuel and tires.
  • By lap 100, Newgarden found himself consistently in the top-10 but was hungry to regain the lead position.
  • After discussing a vibration earlier in the race, Newgarden pitted for fuel, tires and a front wing adjustment on lap 111. He would take the same adjustments to his Chevrolet on lap 177.
  • The team’s final pit stop came on lap 198 for tires, fuel and a front wing adjustment as they continued to fight their way through traffic.
  • On the final lap of the race, Newgarden was running low on the track and nearly made contact with Santino Ferrucci causing him to drop from fourth place, ultimately settling for a seventh-place finish.
  • Newgarden and team continue to lead IndyCar championship point standings as the series has just two races remaining in the 2019 season.

 

Quote: “For us tonight, our guys did a great job. Our PPG car was fast. We were better in clean air, which was unfortunate because we got stuck in in dirty air more often than not. I think if we were a little bit better in traffic, we could have made something happen. But they did a great job. Great stops. Good calls from everybody. I’m really proud of the team. Now we’ve just got to try and have a couple of better rounds here to finish the season off.”

 

 

 

No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power

Start: 3rd

Finish: 22nd

Status: Accident

Laps Completed: 52/248

Laps Led: 1

Points Position: 5th (-147 pts)

 

Notes:

  • Will Power and the No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet began Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway from the third position, his eighth top-five starting position of 2019.
  • For the second consecutive week an early yellow flag stopped the racing action, but when it resumed Power quickly moved his Chevrolet into the second position.
  • After radioing to race strategist Roger Penske that he was happy with the balance of the car, Penske called for no adjustments on the first pit stop of the day on lap 52. Unfortunately, while getting up to speed following his service, Power ran high in the third and fourth turns, making contact with the outside wall.
  • The damage to the right side of the No. 12 Chevrolet was enough to force Power to retire from the race, finishing 22nd on the day. He remains fifth in the IndyCar Series standings, 147 points behind leader Josef Newgarden.

 

Quote: “Yeah, the Verizon Chevy was great. The car was really good. I came out on cold tires and just got a little bit out of the groove. And man, it’s like ice. There are so many marbles because they brought the new tire that really sheds the rubber. And, that was going to happen in the race, no matter what. But I guess it’s my bad for getting up there. You just can’t put an inch on that stuff. Man, you just go straight. It sucks for the guys. We had such a good car. They had to hang out all day. We had a good chance.”

 

 

No. 22 Menards Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

 

Start: 4th

Finish: 5th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 248/248

Laps Led: 0

Points Position: 2nd (-38 pts)

 

Notes:

  • While Simon Pagenaud and the No. 22 Menards Dallara/Chevrolet’s fifth-place finish at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill. didn’t garner a win, it felt like one as the team moved into second in 2019 IndyCar Series championship point standings with just two races remaining.
  • Starting the race in the third position, Pagenaud ran hard towards the front of the field from the beginning of the 248-lap event.
  • After complaining about a vibration similar to what teammate Josef Newgarden was experiencing, Pagenaud pitted on lap 50 for fuel, tires and a front wing adjustment.
  • By lap 100, Pagenaud was running as fast as the leader and continued to gain speed.
  • The No. 22 Chevrolet was called to the pits on lap 112 by team strategist Kyle Moyer where the car was serviced for tires and fuel.
  • Running in the eighth position on lap 176, he returned to the pits once again for fuel and tires as part of the pit cycle. Unfortunately, a few laps later on lap 184, Pagenaud was blocked and lost some track position.
  • For their final pit stop, Pagenaud brought the No. 22 Menards Chevrolet to the pits for tires and fuel on lap 192.
  • Pagenaud continued to charge hard and ultimately settled for a fifth-place finish in the Saturday evening night race.
  • Next weekend the series heads to Portland where Pagenaud and the No. 22 Chevrolet finished sixth after starting 22nd. The team plans to improve upon that performance and continue to battle teammate Josef Newgarden for the 2019 IndyCar Series championship.

 

Quote: “Wow, what a night. That is a race that I am going to be excited to re-watch. Honestly, I really don’t know much about what happened because as a driver you are kind of like a horse. You just have to keep going. We had a really good car and after five laps the car was really, really strong. It had a lot of pace and we could really keep it up through the stint. Really, really struggled on restarts. Just no grip. Some of it is me and some of it, I don’t know what it is. Certainly, some work we need to do. Wow, it was an eventful race. Lots of passing and lots of elbows out, out there and with the strategies, it seemed like it was fun. The fans had a great show tonight.”

 

Team Penske IndyCar Series Race Report

Track:                  Pocono Raceway Race:                   Pocono 500 Date:                   August 18, 2019 No. 2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden Start: 1st Finish: 5th Status: Running Laps Completed: 128/200 (rain-shortened race) Laps Led: 1 Points Position: 1st (+35 pts)  Notes: After running a consistent race, Josef Newgarden and the No. 2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet team finished fifth at Pocono Raceway allowing them to continue to lead the IndyCar…

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PENSKE TRUCK LEASING PARTNERS WITH PAGENAUD AND NO. 22 TEAM FOR POCONO INDYCAR RACE WEEKEND

Industry-Leading Transportation Services Company Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2019 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 13, 2019) – Penske Truck Leasing (PTL), a leading transportation services company, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Dallara/Chevrolet driven by 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske for the IndyCar Series race weekend at Pocono…

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