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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Juan Pablo Montoya Tests No. 22 Chevrolet on Tuesday at Barber

Leeds, Ala – 22 cars officially were on the Verizon IndyCar Series entry-list for Tuesday’s open test at the Barber Motorsports Park. If you’re a strong follower of the series, you’d notice that the number of cars on site at the 2.38-mile Alabama road course differs from the car count at St. Pete just two weeks ago by one extra entry. The reason for that was Team Penske brought their fifth car that they will use in both races at Indy, as Juan Pablo Montoya made his 2017 IndyCar debut in…

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Juan Pablo Montoya to Run Both Indy 500 As Well as IndyCar Grand Prix in May

St. Petersburg, Fla – Juan Pablo Montoya was told last summer that Team Penske was going to be getting younger for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. They told the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion that they were going after Josef Newgarden as his replacement for next year. With the other three drivers locked in to contracts, Montoya would be the odd man out. But, Penske did offer Montoya a ride in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. At the time, the Colombian told the team that he was appreciative…

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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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Montoya, Sato Signings Are Good News for Conor Daly

INDIANAPOLIS – After a stellar rookie campaign with Dale Coyne Racing in 2016, Conor Daly unfortunately found himself as a free agent once again despite being among the top rookies this past season. Dale Coyne Racing signed Sebastien Bourdais last month to become their lead driver for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season which meant Daly was left searching for a new ride. Well, after the recent moves revealed on Monday, they both appear to both be good news for Daly. Yes, two drivers taking two different rides ended up…

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Juan Pablo Montoya Signs With Penske for Indy 500 Only Seat

INDIANAPOLIS – Back in July, the top Team Penske brass informed Juan Pablo Montoya that they would go in a different direction as far as his seat goes for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. They wanted to go younger and wanted to replace Montoya with Josef Newgarden. During that meeting in Toronto, the top Penske brass offered Montoya an Indy 500 only seat and a sports car opportunity with them. Montoya, said he wasn’t ready to hang up his helmet full-time yet and said he still had a lot…

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IndyCar Silly Season Dominoes Have Fallen Fast, What’s Left Now?

INDIANAPOLIS – We all knew that once the first domino of the Verizon IndyCar Series silly season fell, the rest of the major ones would quickly follow. Well, in the last two weeks, Bryan Herta Autosport and Andretti Autosport announced they’d stay together for 2017 with their No. 98 Honda entry. After that, they’d announce that Alexander Rossi would remain with the organization in that very ride that he won the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in as well as the Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the Verizon…

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