Roger Penske Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief With the Sprint Unlimited now in the books and Denny Hamlin its victor, it is time to look at some key takeaways from Saturday night’s event. 1) NASCAR overtime rules prove insignificant The field was set after a late race caution with Hamlin leading Joey Logano, Paul Menard, and a charging Kyle Larson. They passed the overtime line on the backstretch of Daytona International Speedway, and after taking the white flag several cars ended up in the wall in Turn 2. NASCAR had a chance toRead More

Posted On February 11, 2016By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Gonzalo Rodriguez

January 22, 1971 – September 11, 1999 Scored a point in CART debut 3-time winner in F3000 (1998 at Spa, Nurburgring, 1999 at Monaco)  The motor racing world is one of enormous emotional toll.  Often times, its fastest rising stars are the ones that never get the chance to see how their careers would have ended had it not been for a freak accident.  Gilles Villeneuve, Stefan Bellof, Greg Moore and Jules Bianchi are prime examples of drivers that had much more to give the racing world but weren’t ableRead More

Posted On February 2, 2016By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pagenaud more at ease heading into 2016

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar Correspondent SPEEDWAY, Ind. -Simon Pagenaud should feel like he has more pressure on his shoulders as the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season draws closer than he did  in a winless 2015 campaign. Not so fast, apparently. “I think I just feel better, actually. I feel more ready for the situation,” said Pagenaud. “I think last year there were so many unknowns, you know. I was coming from a team where I was number one for three years with great teammates, but it wasn’t like three teammatesRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two floors down from the red carpet that would serve as the staging area for Team Penske’s 50th anniversary gala at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, defending Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano fielded questions from reporters. There were two thrusts to the conversation: a promising 2015 season that ended badly and a 2016 campaign that holds great promise for Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford. For practical purposes, Logano’s run at a possible first championship came to a brutal end lastRead More
By Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Service CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It was difficult to tell who was more excited on Wednesday when the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour wheeled into the Ford Technical Center in Concord, North Carolina. Take your pick: There were the legendary Wood Brothers, returning to full-time racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Ford Racing, unveiling its new version of the No. 21 Fusion, and driver Ryan Blaney, preparing to continue his own family’s racing tradition by running a full rookie season in the NSCS. It’s bigRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas—Brad Keselowski’s love affair with the Lone Star State continued in full force on Saturday with a hard-fought NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. Keselowski grabbed the lead from Coors Light Polesitter Austin Dillon on Lap 189 of 200 after a restart with 16 laps left in the race. The No. 22 Team Penske Ford finished 1.137 seconds ahead of the No. 88 JR Motorsports entry driven by Kevin Harvick, who passed Dillon forRead More
Juan Pablo Montoya joined a long list of multiple winners of the Indianapolis 500 after a thrilling battle with teammate Will Power over the course of the final 20 laps. Montoya was the story of the race from the very beginning after he had a major moment on the first restart of the day. Simona de Silvestro ran into the back of Montoya’s Verizon Chevrolet, destroying the left rear wheel pod. The ensuing extended yellow flag allowed Montoya to come down pit road for repairs and relegated him to 30thRead More
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The season has been an incredible one for Roger Penske. The legendary owner has achieved success in the Verizon IndyCar Series with Will Power charging to his first championship, and tonight he was crowned the owner’s champion in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Tomorrow ‘The Captain’ has a chance to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title with driver Joey Logano. If the 24-year-old can pull it off and win his first championship, Penske will be the first person in the history of motorsports to win titles inRead More