Team Penske Tag

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Like so many in the world right now, NASCAR champion Joey Logano is spending his downtime from racing figuring out ways to make a positive difference in his community. While home waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, Logano has kept busy playing with his two-year-old son Hudson and spending time with his expectant wife Brittany. A two-time race winner in the season’s first four NASCAR Cup Series’ races on track, he also participated in the inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational virtual race two weeks ago.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The fans have voted and the first IndyCar iRacing Challenge that’ll commence Saturday will be the virtual Watkins Glen International, a popular track the NTT IndyCar Series drivers last visited in 2017. Over 25 competitors are set to compete in the 45-lap event titled the American Red Cross Grand Prix as the sport will raise awareness to the organization and encouraging people to donate blood during these difficult times due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The grid will include INDYCAR champion Josef Newgarden, reigning Supercars championRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — This is the final entry in a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for Friday through Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Today’s featured organization: Team Penske. The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network on Sunday. TheRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The nearly six-month wait for NTT IndyCar Series action will finally come to an end this weekend as 26 daring drivers are ready to hit the revered streets of St. Petersburg for the 17th renewal of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg March 15. It’s the first season of Roger Penske’s empire taking control of INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but Sunday will also mark the end of an era for one nation. Brazil, a country that’s won five Indy car championships with Gil deRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – Joey Logano expected a bump from Kevin Harvick in the two-lap overtime Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, but the bump never came. Instead, Harvick pulled up beside Logano in the center of Turns 1 and 2 on the final lap of the FanShield 500, but Logano sped away with a hard charge off Turn 2 and cruised to the finish line with a margin of .276 seconds. With the victory—his second at Phoenix and the 25th of his career—Logano is the first multipleRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR Cup Series points leader Ryan Blaney didn’t get to the conclusion of Stage 1 after being taken out in a three-car crash during Sunday’s FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Fresh off signing a multi-year contract extension with Team Penske, Blaney was poised to have some good luck on his side, which he hasn’t had despite having a 12-point lead over his teammate Joey Logano. After Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. spun and make wall contact to bring out the first caution, the field reshuffled and took theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first major piece of silly season for the much anticipated 2021 NASCAR Cup Series campaign was solved Friday as Ryan Blaney signed a multi-year extension with Team Penske. Blaney wasn’t hesitant to say in Friday’s press conference at Phoenix Raceway that he’s loyal to Roger Penske and never even thought of talking with any other teams as the extension was negotiated during the off-season. “I was really happy with where I was at. I love the people I am around and working with all theRead More

Posted On March 1, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Sunday Auto Club Notebook

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Jimmie Johnson enjoys strong run in swan song at Auto Club Speedway FONTANA, Calif. – Before the green flag waved Sunday at Auto Club Speedway, Jimmie Johnson took prime position behind the pace car as the rest of the NASCAR Cup Series field fanned out five-wide behind him in a respectful salute to the seven-time champion. When the green flag waved to signal the beginning of the Auto Club 400, Johnson saw his wife Chandra and daughters Genevieve and Lydia doing the honors fromRead More

Posted On February 28, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Friday Fontana Notebook

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Jimmie Johnson brings vivid memories in return to home track FONTANA, Calif. – Eighteen years ago, Jimmie Johnson came to Auto Club Speedway with no job security. This weekend, Johnson returns to the two-mile track for his last ride as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver with 83 victories, seven championships and nothing left to prove. That wasn’t the case in 2002 in his first season with Hendrick Motorsports. Despite assurances to the contrary, Johnson thought he was on a short leash with theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It wasn’t an ideal result both Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman who were two of the heavy hitters late in the going during Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Following two-time stage winner Chase Elliott’s bid of scoring his seventh career NASCAR Cup Series win went haywire due to a cut tire that saw him make wall contact in Turn 1 on Lap 221, the spotlight shifted to those two determined competitors. Blaney showed tremendous muscle, but Bowman came into race win picture duringRead More