Josef Newgarden To Drive No. 1 Chevrolet For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske will keep the tradition alive with the defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion driving the No. 1 entry the next season. See, the series reserves the “No. 1” car number each season for the defending series champion from the year before. Simon Pagenaud drove the No. 22 Chevrolet in his championship winning season with Penske in 2016. So, in 2017, the Frenchman donned the No. 1 Chevrolet as a result. On Wednesday, 11/1 (Nov. 1) to be exact, Penske unveiled a funny video as Pagenaud passed the “No.…

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Ricky Taylor, Rahal, Pagenaud Join Team Penske’s Acura Sports Car Program For 2018

Acura Team Penske completed its full-time sports car driver lineup today, as the organization announced that recently-crowned IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will race in the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program beginning in 2018. Taylor will team up with Helio Castroneves in one of the team’s two full-time entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season.  They will join the previously-announced pairing of Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron. In addition, Graham Rahal and 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Simon Pagenaud will join the program as endurance…

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Which Numbers Does Team Penske Use In 2018?

My brain is odd and sometimes I can’t explain it. But, since Josef Newgarden won the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, what does this mean for the rest of Team Penske and their car numbers? Yes, I get that this isn’t a huge newsworthy content, but it is officially the offseason and my brain wanders. Newgarden, will likely don the No. 1 Chevrolet in 2018. After all, that number is reserved for the defending champion in the series if they’d like to use it. The last two Penske champions (Will…

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Main Takeaways From Sunday’s INDYCAR Season Finale at Sonoma

Sonoma, Calif – It’s hard to believe, but the checkered flag has now flown on the 17th and final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season. Simon Pagenaud used great strategy to win Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix at Sonoma, but it wasn’t enough to win the 2017 championship. That distinction went to his Team Penske teammate of Josef Newgarden. With that being said, here are the main takeaways from Sunday’s race.

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Team Penske Wins 15th INDYCAR Championship, Dominates 2017 Season

Sonoma, Calif – After seeing three of his drivers finish in the top four of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series final standings, Team Penske went out and got the third place finisher. Heading towards the 2017 season, they had the top four of the championship standings from a year ago. With an aerokit freeze, everyone wondered if they could go 1-2-3-4 in the final standings. Instead, they went 1-2-4-5. That’s still a great year, as Josef Newgarden gave Roger Penske his 15th career INDYCAR championship and second straight. It was Penske’s…

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Newgarden’s Winning Pass at Gateway Turns Out To Be Championship Winning Moment

Sonoma, Calif – You can point to a number of different scenarios throughout the course of any season to why a champion was crowned and one wasn’t. But, for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, “the pass” at Gateway on August 26 turned out to be the biggest moment in this season and decided how the championship would play out. If you don’t remember the pass, let me remind you. 

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Simon Pagenaud Completes 100% Of INDYCAR Laps In 2017, Comes Up Just Short For The Title

Sonoma, Calif – I’ve been told numerous times by numerous athletes across all forms of sports that the hardest fight for an athlete isn’t the climb to the top, but to stay there. Simon Pagenaud told me on multiple occasions this season that defending his 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship was among the hardest fights he’s ever had. Well, he’s right. Pagenaud, won the season finale at Sonoma on Sunday. It was the second straight year that he won at the northern California track. Last year, was his fifth win of…

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