June 14th, 2015
Josef Newgarden turned a luckily-timed caution period into a CFH Racing 1-2 in a thrilling mixed weather IndyCar race in Toronto. Luca Filippi followed his teammate home in second place ahead of Penske’s Helio Castroneves as the podium finishers benefited from the intensity of the battles going on around them. Newgarden had started in eleventh and made what would prove to the key move of the race when he pitted slightly early at the end of his second stint. Just as he entered the pits, James Jakes spun on the greasy track and brought out a caution, which allowed Newgarden to move up towards the front when the pitlane reopened and everyone else made their stops a couple of laps later. Once he was in the lead, Newgarden never really [...]
May 31st, 2015
Juan Pablo Montoya will start race two of IndyCar’s Detroit double-header from pole after Sunday morning’s qualifying session was rained out, forcing the grid to be set by entrant points. Montoya had gone out in the first group, which managed to complete almost of its allocated 20 minutes of running time before James Jakes brought out the reds with a late trip into the wall. At that point Ganassi’s Sage Karam was on provisional pole, while Montoya, who had led much of the session, had been bumped back to fifth, which would have translated into a fifth-row start if the entire field had been able to complete qualifying. However the rain worsened as the second group headed out. Series officials initially tried to sweep away the worst of the standing [...]
May 30th, 2015
Luca Filippi narrowly edged out Helio Castroneves to go fastest in the final practice session ahead of the opening race in this weekend’s IndyCar double-header in Detroit. The CFH driver shot to the top in the final seconds with a fastest lap of 1m.16.7466s, bettering Castroneves’ time by just 0.0018 seconds. Tony Kanaan and Juan Pablo Montoya also made late jumps to finish up third and fourth-fastest respectively, leaving Simon Pagenaud to tumble down to fifth. Jack Hawksworth enjoyed a stint at the top with a few minutes to go before being bumped back by the Penske and Ganassi drivers, but his time was still good enough for him to finish the morning as the fastest Honda-powered driver in P6 for AJ Foyt. The session was interrupted by just one [...]
by David Ifeguni on November 18th, 2013
Michigander Jeff Drake has been a part of the iRacing community since April of 2010. Since joining the service he has predominantly competed on the oval side of iRacing, scoring six wins in 46 starts and finishing in the top five in exactly half of those starts. His last seven starts on iRacing have been his first starts in the Skip Barber Race Series, where he has scored two victories, a second, third, fourth, sixth and twelfth place finishes. Jeff may still be new to road courses but he is already showing he knows how to turn left and right. Learn more about Jeff Drake in this week’s edition of Get to Know . . . Q: How long have you been sim-racing? A: I started sim-racing back in 2004 [...]
January 25th, 2011
Sam Hornish, Jr., Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch meet the media Monday night at Penske Racing in Mooresville, N.C. (Getty Images photo).
December 27th, 2010
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Penske Racing has named Todd Gordon crew chief for the defending NASCAR Nationwide Series championship-winning No.
December 6th, 2010
Penske Racing has added IZOD to its growing list of sponsors for its three IZOD IndyCar Series teams. (Dan Helrigel/IndyCar Photo) NEW YORK — Penske Racing received a lot of good news in a week’s time, culminating with Monday’s announcement that Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation reached a multi-year agreement with the team for its IZOD brand to sponsor Team Penske and its drivers
November 30th, 2010
Paul Wolfe (left) led Brad Keselowski to the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship this season. (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) MOORESVILLE, N.C.
September 21st, 2010
LOUDON, N.H. — After the first Chase race, Denny Hamlin leads Clint Bowyer by 35 points, Kevin Harvick by 45, Kyle Busch by 62 and Jeff Gordon by 75
July 26th, 2010
EDMONTON, Alberta — Helio Castroneves paid a mighty big price when he was called for blocking Team Penske teammate Will Power on a restart with three laps to go in Sunday’s Honda Indy Edmonton. The penalty was a black flag that cost him a victory as Scott Dixon won the IZOD IndyCar Series race without ever leading a single lap.
May 27th, 2010
By: Bruce MartinPosted On: 05/27/2010, 08:25 am Tagged in: Indy Car, IRL IndyCar Series As he heads into his first Indianapolis 500 as the IndyCar CEO, Randy Bernard recently sat down with NSSN to answer a variety of questions. While excerpts from the interview ran in the pages of National Speed Sport News, the full interview will appear in segments onwww.nationalspeedsportnews.com during the remainder of this week leading into the Indianapolis 500 May 30. This is the second of five segments. NSSN: Gil de Ferran was named by the team owners to be on the ICONIC IndyCar advisory committee that will choose the new car. What are your thoughts on de Ferran? BERNARD: “I think the team owners made a great choice. Here is a guy who was a driver, is a [...]
May 3rd, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Ryan Hunter-Reay was a “man on the move” in Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Kansas Speedway.
April 27th, 2010
Sponsorship Includes IndyCar Teams; Busch Signs Extension TALLADEGA, Ala. — In a major sponsorship move that will benefit both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and IZOD IndyCar Series teams as well as its many automotive businesses, Penske Racing was able to play the “Shell Game” by luring Shell/Pennzoil to its operation beginning next season. That will end its longtime relationship with ExxonMobil, which supplies all the oil to Roger Penske’s automotive companies and is the sponsor on the No.
April 26th, 2010
TALLADEGA, Ala. — His sponsor is leaving and his contract is expiring so these aren’t the best of times for NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kevin Harvick.
April 22nd, 2010
by David Phillips on March 15th, 2010
iRacers took two of the top three spots in Sunday’s opening round of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Penske Racing’s Will Power passed Ryan Hunter-Reay with four laps remaining and went on to score the second Indy car win of his career. Joining Power on the podium was another member of iRacing.com, Vitor Meira, who finished third behind Power and Hunter-Reay in his A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara-Honda. The results were particularly gratifying for Power and Meira, as both were returning from serious injuries suffered during the 2009 season. Meira fractured two vertebrae in a crash during the Indianapolis 500, while Power suffered similar injuries while practicing for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County at Infineon Raceway. Although yesterday’s podium finishes owed much [...]
March 14th, 2010
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Time ran out on Ryan Hunter-Reay as Will Power muscled his Team Penske car past IZOD’s “Poster Boy” with a little more than three minutes to go to win Sunday’s Sao Paulo Indy 300 — the season-opening race for the IZOD IndyCar Series. In a race that ended with a time limit because of a rain shower, Hunter-Reay took the green flag on lap 57 in what was scheduled to be a 75-lap race
January 13th, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS — If the old saying “To the victor go the spoils” is true, then Helio Castroneves was spoiled rotten for his victory in the 2009 Indianapolis 500. Castroneves received the spoils of his third Indy victory — the Herff Jones Champion of Champions ring and the unveiling of his likeness on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy — in a ceremony Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum