Can Team Penske Avoid 2nd Straight Bad Race To Start 2018 INDYCAR Season?

AVONDALE, AZ – It’s no secret, the season opening Verizon IndyCar Series race on the streets of St. Pete were less than stellar for Team Penske. The storied organization had dominated on the 1.8-mile street course. Heading into this year’s race, they had won a record setting eight times. Will Power had also won poles in seven of the last eight years. Instead, they never really were a huge factor. They’d start 2-11-13 and finish 7-10-13. They’d lead zero laps in the process. But, despite such a ho-hum start to the…

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Can Kyle Busch Or Martin Truex Jr. Dethrone Kevin Harvick And Team Penske On Sunday In Texas

It’s not much of a secret, the top drivers to beat in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is going to be Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and the Team Penske trio of drivers. That’s six drivers that could honestly finish in spots 1-6. With how the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is shaping up so far, I really can’t see anyone other than these six drivers winning the acutal race this weekend. The favorite has to be Harvick though right?

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Castroneves Shines In 1st Test In New INDYCAR On Tuesday

LEEDS, Ala – Last June, word started circulating around the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock that Helio Castroneves could be in his final full time season in the sport. The rumor was that Team Penske would be downsizing to three cars for a full season and that Castroneves would be the one getting left out. But, on the flip side, the team was going to get their feet wet in IMSA and start a two car team over there. Castroneves and former full time driver Juan Pablo Montoya would be their top…

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Penske Trio Looking To Continue 2018 Success This Weekend in Martinsville

For the second time over the last three weeks, Team Penske saw all three of their cars come away with top 10 finishes. It happened for the first time in team history three weeks ago in Las Vegas, then again last weekend in Fontana. Now, they’ll try to do it again in Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Martinsville Speedway. There’s a good shot of it happening too. 

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Team Penske Puts All 3 Cars In The Top 10 For 2nd Time in 3 Weeks

FONTANA, Calif – While the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is shaping up to be a battle of Kevin Harvick vs. Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch, one organization is right there hanging with them. Team Penske hasn’t won a race let in 2018, and quite frankly, they’ve really never had enough speed to do so yet, but they’re been very solid on the contrary. For the second time in three races, all three Penske cars will leave the race weekend with a top 10 finish. 

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Even With Rare Weekend, Penske Drivers Not Worried About Future

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Now that the dust has settled on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, we can now look back and reflect on what was the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete. The 110 Lap race seemed very, very interesting all the way though. It was almost like it was open for the taking the whole way. It was also a hard race to figure out. Yes, Robert Wickens led a race-high 69 laps, but it seemed like it was still very much wide open for the taking.…

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Team Penske, Chip Ganassi Racing Struggle In INDYCAR Season Opener at St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – In the offseason, Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing shed three combined cars from their driver lineup. With a new car coming out for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, would having a lighter garage hurt them? While they do have the most resources out of any team out there, losing three voices and data to go off of ended up proving to be costly this weekend in St. Pete. Team Penske had won seven of the last eight Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete poles. They…

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After 3 Practices, Penske’s Stranghold on St. Pete Pole Looks To Be Threatened

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Coming into this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, the best word to describe what we’d see for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) was unknown. With a new car, it would completely change the way you not just drive the car itself, but the 1.8-mile race track. James Hinchcliffe said it best on Friday that you have to change your approach on the whole track. Braking points, everything is different. 

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Penske Drivers Expect To Contend For 2018 Championship, Say Whoever Starts The Best Will Win the Championship

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Every year, the Team Penske drivers take part in a season opening press conference during the race weekend in St. Pete. This year, the Penske trio of drivers were talking a bit differently than in years past. Unlike the aerokit era, Penske doesn’t necessarily have an advantage over everyone else like they used to. Since the start of the 2016 season, Penske has won 20 races. No one else has more than three. On top of that, they’ve won three of the last four championships as well.…

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Penske Aiming For 7th St. Pete Victory In Last 10 Years, Another Will Power Pole

The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season is finally upon us. The annual season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida will take place this Sunday for the 15th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). With that being said, three things are normally a constant for St. Pete, first is it normally kicks off the upcoming season and the other is Will Power starting on the pole and Team Penske as a whole winning the race. Power, has won three straight poles as St.…

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