It culminated with Pagenaud’s spectacular championship season this year
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“Paris is like Indy car racing”
After earning the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship with his race win at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in September, Simon Pagenaud didn’t let off the throttle. Within days of the title, he completed a media tour in New York City and another in Indianapolis before being presented with the prestigious Astor Cup at the INDYCAR Championship Celebration.
Josef Newgarden described joining Team Penske as being the “American dream.”
The greatest team in Indy car racing history officially announced that Newgarden, the 25-year-old from Tennessee, would replace Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet in 2017. Team president Tim Cindric also confirmed three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves would return next season to fill out the team’s four-car roster.
The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration got off to a glimmering start on a beautiful fall day in downtown Indianapolis
INDYCAR shut down half of Monument Circle in the city center and filled it with race cars, transporters, drivers and gave away free lunch in advance of tonight’s awards ceremony at Hilbert Circle Theatre on the circle. It is there that this year’s champion, Simon Pagenaud, will be honored along with other season award recipients.
The stage is set to decide the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship – and it couldn’t be more picturesque
Sonoma Raceway, with its challenging and undulating 2.385-mile permanent road circuit set against the backdrop of Northern California’s beautiful wine country, plays host this week to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. And as has been the case for more than a decade in the Verizon IndyCar Series, all the marbles are at stake.
“The red Firestone tires were amazing today on the car. I just pushed as hard as we could and here we are. It’s awesome.”
Sunday for Simon Pagenaud at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was a dream day for his title hopes, as the Frenchman collected a big points payday while several of his championship rivals faced difficulties.
A new race weekend and a slightly revised racetrack made for some new challenges for Verizon IndyCar Series teams
Eleven Indy cars ran at Road America today, testing in preparation for the upcoming KOHLER Grand Prix. One car included a surprise driver.
Brad Keselowski took a day off from his regular job as a Team Penske NASCAR driver to hop into Simon Pagenaud’s No. 22 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet for a few exciting laps around the scenic 4.048-mile permanent road course.
It’s pretty clear Simon Pagenaud has no plans of slowing down any time soon.
The French native has been on a roll of late, winning the last two Verizon IndyCar Series races (streets of Long Beach and Barber Motorsports Park). He hasn’t finished lower than second in the first four races this season and has a solid 48-point lead in the championship.
Pagenaud won last weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and leads the championship
Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud continued his 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series hot streak at Barber Motorsports Park, winning the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama with a lap of 1 minute, 6.7262 seconds (124.089 mph).