Team Penske Consistent In 2018 But Not Winning On A Regular Basis…Yet

If you look at strictly the driver standings, you’d think that Team Penske was having a phenomenal season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski are both in the top four of the standings while Ryan Blaney is ninth. But, in all reality, despite having a great start to the year, they haven’t been knocking down the door of victory lane as much as they would have liked to by now. Combined, they’ve won just one race in 2018 and that came at the Talladega…

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SHR, Penske Lead Strong Weekend For Fords In Michigan, Take 7 Of Top 8 Finishing Spots

We all knew that this weekend’s race at the Michigan International Speedway would likely be dominated by the Fords. This race was big for them. After all, it’s in their backyard. Plus, Ford drivers had won almost half of the races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season entering Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 and had led 54-percent of the overall laps too. With this being a horsepower track, Fords have proven to have the most. In practice on Friday, Ford drivers took eight of the top 10 spots…

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Tire Problems Cost Team Penske DXC Technology 600 Win In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – Heading into Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway it appeared that Team Penske would dominate the show. Most drivers said that passing would be few and far between and their trio of drivers had no one starting in front of them. In qualifying, the earned the top three starting spots with Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power starting 1-2-3 respectively. They were not just quick in qualifying though but rather in superspeedway trim in general.

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Penske To Start 1-2-3 As Newgarden Wins The Pole For Saturday Night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

FORT WORTH, TX – With how Team Penske dominated the Indianapolis 500, it comes to no surprise that they’re off to a flying start this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Penske trio will start 1-2-3 for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 in Texas (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) as Josef Newgarden earned his second pole of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a two-lap average of 220.613 mph in his No. 1 Chevrolet. This was Newgarden’s fourth career pole, half of which occurring on ovals as his last…

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Pagenaud A Quiet Sleeper This Weekend, Newgarden For Some Reason Struggles At Texas

Team Penske will certainly be the favorites to win Saturday night’s DXC Technolgy 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Texas Motor Speedway. Will Power won the Indy 500 a few weeks ago as the overall organization were the class of the field the entire month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Power, is the defending race winner in Texas and should have his No. 12 Chevrolet fighting for a chance to win this weekend. But, what about his teammates? Simon Pagenaud has been quietly strong in his few starts on…

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Penske Cars Struggle In 1st Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Dual On Saturday

BELLE ISLE, MI – Heading into the doubleheader weekend in Belle Isle, no one has as much momentum as Team Penske. They had won four of the last five Verizon IndyCar Series races on the season including last weeks Indianapolis 500. Plus, this was a big race weekend for them. Roger Penske is the man behind the action in Belle Isle and the race is also big for their manufacturer Chevrolet. After all, it’s in their backyard. Unfortunately for them, the weekend hasn’t gone to plan.

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Penske Looking For 5th And 6th Race Wins Through 8 Races Into The Season And Hoping To Keep Momentum Going For Remainder Of The Year

Since the second race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, Team Penske has been en fuego. Josef Newgarden and Will Power have combined to win four of the last five races and them two combined with Simon Pagenaud are eyeing the teams’ fifth and sixth wins of the season this weekend in Belle Isle. They can do so too. Penske drivers have led 315 laps this season. The next best is 155. Power, has been the most dominant. He enters this weekend’s doubleheader on the streets of Detroit as the…

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Logano Has Led A Ton Of Laps In Pocono, Just Doesn’t Have The Finishes, His Teammate Keselowski Has Been Dominant Instead

The “big three” among the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers should be the ones to beat this weekend in Pocono. After all, when Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have combined to win 10 of the first 13 races of the season, you can’t go against them. But, this may be the time when Team Penske lands in victory lane again. So far, Joey Logano is the only one of the three drivers to win in 2018. Can he or his two other Team Penske teammates of…

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Castroneves Crashes On Lap 145 Restart While Running 4th

INDIANAPOLIS – First it was Danica Patrick, then it was Helio Castroneves. Neither driver had ever found the SAFER barriers during the Indianapolis 500. Really, other than a bizarre practice crash a few years ago, Castroneves had never wrecked at Indy in general. But, after 145 laps, both had found the wall on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

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Penske/Ganassi Have Struggled In Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

It would be a dream weekend for either Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing if they could win the Indy-Charlotte double in the same day. So far, it’s never happened. For some reason, as much success that Penske and Ganassi have had at Indy, they’ve struggled in the Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Jamie McMurray for Ganassi does have three straight top 12 finishes at Charlotte, but he hasn’t been a true contender to win though. Plus, so far in 2018, McMurray hasn’t exactly had the most success. 

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