Simon Pagenaud Debuts Menards Colors, Team Penske Quick in IndyCar Test at Barber

Leeds, Ala – What started off as a two race deal for Indy, quickly turned into a three race deal for Menards to be on Simon Pagenaud’s Team Penske entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016. John Menard and Roger Penske originally agreed to a deal to put the bright colors of the home improvement store on the car for both the road course race as well as the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 as well. Then, right before the press conference to unveil that, Penske told Menard that…

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Will Team Penske Still Dominate at St. Pete for 3rd Straight Season?

INDIANAPOLIS – The lengthy offseason is finally coming to an end, the Verizon IndyCar Series takes to the streets of St. Pete this weekend for the 13th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m ET/ABC/IndyCar Radio). With that being said, will Team Penske dominate on the 1.8-mile street circuit for a third straight year? The last two years, Penske has swept the first two races in each race, as Penske drivers started 1-2-3-4 in 2015 and again in 2016. Will that happen again this weekend? Odds say there’s a…

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Shell to Sponsor Helio Castroneves In 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – On Friday morning from the Daytona International Speedway, Shell and the Penske Corporation announced a multi-year extension of their ongoing business, technical and motorsport alliance that includes continued sponsorship of Team Penske’s cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Joey Logano, Shell/Pennzoil and Todd Gordon all reached deals through the 2022 season on the NASCAR side. But, there was a big IndyCar nugget unveiled too. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will continue to represent the Shell and Pennzoil brands on the IndyCar side, for the sixth consecutive season….

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Josef Newgarden Leads the Way for Team Penske in IndyCar Test at Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – Last year, Team Penske took the top three spots in the final standings as Simon Pagenaud and Will Power dominated the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Their teammate Helio Castroneves didn’t actually win a race a year ago, but he did give Penske a clean 1-2-3 sweep in the final standings. Now, they’ve since added Josef Newgarden, as the Tennessee becomes the first American to drive for the team since Sam Hornish Jr. Newgarden, won three races the last two seasons with Ed Carpenter Racing and finished a career best fourth…

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Hildebrand, Hunter-Reay Lead Final Day of IndyCar Testing at Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – After six hours of testing at the Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to the 1.022-mile Avondale track for six more hours of testing on Saturday for the second annual “Prix View” day. In the opening session, Ed Carpenter Racing led the way with an “unofficial” track record pace. JR Hildebrand paced the 21 car field with a blazing speed of 193.234 mph in his No. 21 Chevrolet. The lap was better than the pole speed from a year ago as the California…

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Helio Castroneves Hoping to Cash In on 1st IndyCar Championship in 2017

There’s no doubt about it, Helio Castroneves will go down as one of the best Verizon IndyCar Series drivers in the history of the sport. He’s not quite to the level of A.J. Foyt, Mario and Michael Andretti and Al Unser Jr. and Sr. but he’s close to the top of the next class. Castroneves has 29 career victories as that ranks as a tie for 12th with his teammate Will Power and his mentor Rick Mears. His 47 career poles rank his fourth all-time behind Mario, Foyt and Bobby…

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Despite 2016 Success, Team Penske Drivers Already Gunning for Better Indy 500 This Year

INDIANAPOLIS – Today was the annual IndyCar Media Day, but you can forgive the Team Penske bunch for talking the Indy 500 instead. Heck, last year was about as perfect of a season for the organization outside of one thing – the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Overall, Penske drivers won 10 of the 16 races in 2016 (6 of the final 9) and had the top two in the points standings by a wide margin. 2016 was Penske’s year in IndyCar. But, the one miss, was the Indy…

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