Montoya To Run Full Time IMSA Program For Penske In 2018, Team Reveals Part Of Their Driver Lineup

Team Penske announced today two of the four drivers that will compete full time for the team in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, racing the cars of the recently-announced Acura Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program. Legendary Verizon IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya will team up with sports car champion Dane Cameron to pilot one of the team’s two ARX-05 entries. Team Penske and Acura Motorsports will announce its other two full-time drivers, as well as additional drivers for the endurance races, at a later date. The official unveiling…

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IMSA Unveils 2018 Schedule

Twelve world-class road racing facilities and events highlight the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule unveiled today as part of the now annual “State of the Sport” presentation at Road America, site of this weekend’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. In 2018, the WeatherTech Championship will feature three classes of competition. The Prototype (P) class includes Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and LM P2 race cars battling head-to-head for class and overall race honors, the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class features factory-backed GT race cars in what is widely considered the…

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Penske To Field Teams In Different Series’ With Different Manufacturers

There’s no question about it, Roger Penske is arguably one of the best, if not the best, businessmen in all of racing. He hires the best people around him and has the best equipment at his disposal. Penske, has won in everything he’s ever entered. He has 16 Indy 500 wins, 17 Indy 500 poles, two Daytona 500 victories and 14 overall championships. The guy is just a winner. But, with today’s announcement that he will start up an IMSA team next season, one thing stands out to me, the…

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Penske Enters IMSA For 2018 Season With Honda/Acura

INDIANAPOLIS – Its been widely rumored for over a year that Penske will enter IMSA for the 2018 season. Then, it was rumored that Juan Pablo Montoya and/or Helio Castroneves will be their drivers. On Tuesday, that news as far as entering the IMSA WeatherTech Championship was confirmed. Acura Motorsports today announced it will join forces with Team Penske to field a prototype effort in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The program will include a pair of new Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) entries, fielded under the legendary Team…

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Mobil 1 The Grid Previews The 24 Hours of Le Mans

We’re already to another year of the world’s longest active endurance sports car race. This weekend, the sports car world shifts its focus to the 85th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans that will run Saturday through Sunday. Once again, Mobil 1 The Grid knocks it out of the park with a great preview for this weekend’s endurance race and provides an indepth look with the big manufacturers and their goal to make dreams come true this weekend in France. Per Mobil 1 The Grid, “the 2017 24 Hours of…

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Ricky Taylor Tests Simon Pagenaud’s IndyCar at Homestead

As Indy car test sessions go, it was considered a thank you from a manufacturer. Judging from Ricky Taylor’s smile after climbing out of Simon Pagenaud’s car, he was quite welcome. Taylor spent today testing the Team Penske No. 1 Chevrolet – the same car Pagenaud will drive in two weeks when the Verizon IndyCar Series season opens at St. Petersburg, Florida – around the Homestead-Miami Speedway road course. The test was considered a courtesy by Chevrolet and General Motors to Taylor for his seven wins in four years in…

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