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Josef Newgarden Claims IndyCar Pole in Detroit

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Josef Newgarden at the 2022 XPEL 375. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

In the final qualifying session around Detroit’s Belle Isle circuit, Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden became the seventh different polesitter in seven NTT INDYCAR Series races this season. Newgarden played spoiler in a Firestone Fast 6 dominated by the two-car teams of Dale Coyne Racing and Meyer Shank Racing, laying down a lap time of 1:15.2153 …

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Shell-Pennzoil Extends Penske Sponsorship

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Shell Oil Products US and Pennzoil-Quaker State Company will continue their relationship with Team Penske, the organization announced on Thursday, May 26. “We are proud of the global business relationship with Shell and Pennzoil that extends across our Penske companies,” team owner Roger Penske said in a team release. “Over the years, we have experienced …

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IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach 2022: What We Learned

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Romain Grosjean at Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach 2022. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Just a few months after the 2021 IndyCar season ended in Long Beach, the 2022 IndyCar season returned to the California streets for another race that didn’t disappoint. Sunday’s (April 10) event seemed to be a track position race that had some people heading for the exits within the first 30 laps—but then it got …

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IndyCar XPEL 375 at Texas 2022: What We Learned

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Josef Newgarden at the 2022 XPEL 375. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Fans and pundits alike expected fireworks in the IndyCar XPEL 375, and they got what they wanted out of a hectic 2022 race. Texas Motor Speedway has always been a cruel racetrack—something that Scott McLaughlin experienced firsthand—but add in a schedule change that saw NTT IndyCar Series teams racing in March during the day rather …

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Josef Newgarden Edges Out Scott McLaughlin for Dramatic Texas Win

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Josef Newgarden at the 2022 XPEL 375. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Scott McLaughlin had dominated the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, until the final lap of the Xpel 375 at Texas Motor Speedway. McLaughlin won from the pole last month at St. Petersburg and led 186 laps at Texas on Sunday (March 20). But on the last lap, Josef Newgarden took advantage of late-race traffic to …

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