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Shell-Pennzoil Extends Penske Sponsorship

Joey Logano stands on his car NKP

(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 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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Felix Rosenqvist Takes Pole in Texas

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

Felix Rosenqvist secured his second ever pole position in the NTT IndyCar Series by setting the fastest lap in Saturday’s (March 19) single-car qualifying session for the 2022 Xpel 375 at Texas Motor Speedway. Only the 11th of 27 cars to take the track for two-lap runs, Rosenqvist’s pole time looked to be under threat …

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IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 2022: What We Learned

Scott McLaughlin IndyCar

(Photo: James Black Courtesy of Penske Entertainment)

The 2022 IndyCar season kicked off in a more usual fashion with the 2022 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and what race fans saw on Sunday, Feb. 27 was exactly what they’ve come to expect from the NTT IndyCar Series. Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin got his first IndyCar victory in dominating fashion, though not …

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Scott McLaughlin Earns First IndyCar Win

Scott McLaughlin celebrating at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Palou closed and closed, but Scott McLaughlin managed to keep his wits about him and his car in front to earn his first NTT IndyCar Series win in Sunday’s (Feb. 27) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. After winning his first pole position the previous day on the 1.8 mile, …

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Fronstretch 2-Minute Drill: Wise Power 400 at Auto Club

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts and #99: Daniel Suarez, TrackHouse Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Freeway Insurance

NASCAR is back at Auto Club Speedway for the first time in two years. The last time the Cup and Xfinity Series raced in Fontana, the race ended up being the second-to-last before the COVID-19 pandemic shattered any and all forms of scheduling for major sports in 2020, leading to a two-month stoppage for NASCAR. …

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Scott McLaughlin Captures 1st IndyCar Pole Position at St. Petersburg

Scott McLaughlin celebrates his first career IndyCar pole

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– After spending much of 2021 starting races in the NTT IndyCar Series from the midfield, Scott McLaughlin qualified his No. 3 Chevrolet on pole position for Sunday’s (Feb. 27) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Team Penske driver went around the 14-turn, 1.8-mile street circuit in 59.4821 seconds to average 108.940 …

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Scott McLaughlin Leads Hectic St. Petersburg IndyCar Practice

Scott McLaughlin practices at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– Scott McLaughlin turned the first sub-one minute lap in St. Petersburg history with a fast lap of 59.734 seconds in the final practice before qualifying for Sunday’s (Feb. 27) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. As the session wound down, there was action aplenty. The session’s first red flag came with just …

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