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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Team Penske, Wood Brothers, Strong So Far This Weekend in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Right now, it’s pretty easy to see why Team Penske or their alliance team the Wood Brothers, are the ones to beat for Sunday’s Camping World 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) at the Phoenix International Raceway. Entering this weekend’s race, all three are in the top six of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings. Joey Logano has finishes of sixth, sixth and fourth respectively in 2017. His Penske teammate Brad Keselowski has finished 27th, first and fifth respectively in the three races so far while Ryan Blaney,…

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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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Brad Keselowski Earns 13th Career Cup Pole With Top Starting Spot for Kobalt 400

Defending race winner Brad Keselowski earned the Coors Light Pole Award for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday by recording a fastest third-round lap of 193.680 mph in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford. It will be Keselowski’s first pole at Las Vegas, though he has won there twice. It was also his 13th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole as well. Martin Truex Jr. will start second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota after his final-round lap of 193.458 mph.

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Hard to Figure Out the Penske Cars This Weekend at St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Chevrolet was by far the manufacturer to beat during the course of the entire Verizon IndyCar Series season. They won 14 of the 16 races and 13 of the 16 poles in 2016. With the aerokit freeze, why would we expect anything different for 2017? Last year at St. Pete, Team Penske, a Chevy powered team by the way, qualified all four cars in the top four spots for the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete for a second straight year. They finished…

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For 2nd Straight Year, Will Power Crashes In Opening IndyCar Practice Session

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Will Power crashed in Turn 9 during the first Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the season on the streets of St. Pete. After that crash in 2016, Power didn’t feel quite right the next day. Despite that, he still qualified on the pole for the fifth time in the last six year’s of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete. But, he was too dizzy to really cherish what he just did on Saturday, and the next morning, he was put in the concussion…

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