Team Penske Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – It’s just been Scott McLaughlin’s day in Nashville. After leading the way in practice to kick off the day, the driver of the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet laid down a flying lap in the last few seconds of qualifying for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to score his second pole of the season with a lap of one minute, 14.555 seconds. The last time McLaughlin won the pole at St. Pete to start the season, he came away as the victor.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Team Penske came out on Saturday in Nashville with its game face on, leading the way in the second practice of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix weekend. Scott McLaughlin improved on his top-10 speed in first practice to jump to the top of the board in his No. 2 Chevrolet with a lap of one minute, 15.461 seconds, which would not be surpassed for the remainder of the session. “It’s so hot,” McLaughlin said of practicing in the steamy Nashville weather. “It’sRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – When all of the dust settled at the end of Sunday’s Verizon 200 at the Brickyard, a trio of NASCAR Cup Series rookies drove like veterans to bring home a top-five finish. For all three of the rookies — Austin Cindric, Harrison Burton, and Todd Gilliland — it came down to being in the right place at the right time on the final restart as the race on the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was pushed into overtime. The feat by Cindric, Burton,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power came into Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway within striking distance of the NTT IndyCar Series points lead and he’ll leave it on top of the standings after a third-place finish. As has been the case for a number of races this season, the driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet would have to climb though the field to make it happen. Power started the race in fourth-place, but contact with Pato O’Ward on Lap 1 and additional contactRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden is back to form this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, seemingly no worse for wear following his brief hospital stay following last Sunday’s race at Iowa. While there were some unknowns surrounding Newgarden’s status for Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix, the two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion got a partial clearance to practice on Friday morning, with clearance for the remainder of the weekend pending a re-evaluation afterwards. After putting up the second fastest time in practice, that clearance came a short time later,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS — After a week of uncertainty since his visit to the hospital in Iowa, Josef Newgarden got the green light to be able to climb back behind the wheel of his No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet when track activity begins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday. Newgarden was on a dominant run at Iowa last Sunday, looking to sweep the weekend before a suspension component in the right-rear of his car broke, sending him hard into the wall. The four-time winner in 2022 was clearedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The final race of a busy July heads home to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for its second visit at the road course. Last time around, weather plagued the race but it certainly created excitement all across the board. Weather will be much ideal as there’s no sign of rain, but mostly sunny conditions is expected. Track conditions aside, the news going into the Gallagher Grand Prix once again focuses on the drama involving Alex Palou and Chip Ganassi Racing. This Wednesday, the team sued their driver whoRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A day after crushing the competition in the first race of the Iowa Speedway doubleheader, it was déjà vu for Josef Newgarden in Sunday’s Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300, but a clean sweep of the weekend was not to be for the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet. Newgarden led 208 of 250 laps on Saturday en route to his fourth career win on the .894-mile oval, and 24 hours later, it seemed he would repeat that feat. After starting from second-place, Newgarden wouldRead More
By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – It might be time to change the name of the city where Iowa Speedway is located from Newton to Newgardenton. Josef Newgarden became the all-time INDYCAR SERIES win leader at Iowa Speedway by capturing the Hy-VeeDeals.com 250 presented by DoorDash on Saturday, his fourth career win at the .894-mile oval and his fourth win of the 2022 season in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay both entered this race tied atop the all-time Iowa win list with three apiece. Newgarden, whoRead More
By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – Will Power led three Team Penske drivers in the top seven of practice Friday for the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend at Iowa Speedway, the only session before qualifying and two races. Power led overall with a top lap of 18.5729 seconds, 173.285 mph in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet on the .894-mile oval. He seized the top spot from early leader and 2020 Iowa NTT P1 Award winner Conor Daly, who ended up second at 173.239 in the No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet. SEE: Practice Results | QualifyingRead More