Roger Penske Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer New Zealander superstar Scott McLaughlin will make his much anticipated NTT IndyCar Series debut at the GMR Grand Prix in Indianapolis May 9, driving for Team Penske. The two-time defending Virgin Australia Supercars champion successfully participated in last month’s rookie evaluation test at Sebring International Raceway, resulting into this landmark opportunity for the 26-year-old. “This is an amazing opportunity – to race against some of the best open wheel drivers in the world on one of the most historic tracks in motorsports,” said McLaughlin. “I’m excitedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 26 Years in Cup: Four Career Wins: Three Ryan Blaney is entering his third year with Team Penske in the NASCAR Cup Series, but it’s also his contract season and will have championship-winning crew chief Todd Gordon on top of the pit box. Similar to team rival Stewart-Haas Racing, the shuffle was done in the interest of establishingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two months removed from the bombshell announcement of the Penske Corporation acquiring the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series and IMS Productions, they’ve made it official Monday. Thus, ushering in a brand new era in the world of Indy car racing and “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” With Penske running the major conglomerates of Indianapolis have to offer, it ends a glorious 74-year ownership by the Hulman & Company, who revived the iconic 2.5-mile circuit from ruins after World War II ended in 1945 andRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Team Penske announced Monday that the three drivers in its NASCAR Cup Series stable will have new crew chiefs atop the pit box when the green flag drops on the 2020 season at Daytona. All three crew chiefs, Jeremy Bullins, Todd Gordon, and Paul Wolfe had been with their current drivers for anywhere from six to 11 years, but will now have new relationships to form with different teams in the organization. Bullins will take over for Wolfe as crew chief of the No. 2Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer XPEL, Inc. announced Thursday it’ll be Team Penske’s “Official Protective Firm Partner” in the NTT IndyCar Series and will be sponsoring reigning series champion Josef Newgarden’s No. 1 Chevrolet. The leading provider of automotive paint protective firm and window tint will be onboard Newgarden’s yellow and white machine in the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis May 9, 2020 and Texas Motor Speedway June 6, where he’s the defending race winner. Additionally, the partnership is multi-year deal and XPEL will be the primary sponsor for a thirdRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer & Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief For the first time since November 1945, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a new owner. The Board of Directors at Hulman & Company have announced the sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, INDYCAR and IMS Productions to a subsidiary of Penske Corporation named Penske Entertainment Corp. “We’re very excited to be in a place where our process took us to a point where we as a family all agreed we needed to have a conversation with Roger Penske,” said Tony George, ChairmanRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONTEREY, California – Tears of joy was the best way to describe Josef Newgarden’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. That’s because for the second time in the last three years, the 28-year-old Henderson, Tennessee native is the NTT IndyCar Series champion, beating Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud by 25 points. After a grinding 17-round championship trail, Newgarden was emotionally worn out and just thrilled, where he led the points in all but one race, is finally done with. “I’ve been dreadingRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DETROIT – Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron, co-drivers of the No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi, accomplished something in Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic that never has been done since IMSA began racing on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. Before Saturday, General Motors race cars won their class in all nine IMSA races held on Belle Isle from 2007 through 2018, including overall victories from 2012 through last year. But on this day, Montoya and Cameron came away with their second consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCarRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Simon Pagenaud completed his May mission with the biggest win of his racing life, capturing the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in a duel for the ages and extending Team Penske’s dominance in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Pagenaud edged Alexander Rossi by 0.2086 of a second following a thrilling clash over the final 14 laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that had the crowd at the world’s largest single-day sporting event on its feet and screaming with excitement. It was the seventh-closest finish in IndianapolisRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After winning his first Cup Series championship last season, Joey Logano is counting his blessings heading into Sunday’s season opener at Daytona as he looks to not only win his second Daytona 500, but also get his title defense off on the right foot. “I tell everyone every day that I’m the luckiest guy in the world,” Logano said Wednesday morning at Daytona 500 Media Day as he recounted the path his career has taken. “I started too young. I made aRead More