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SPORT NEWS – Penske to stay with three vehicles for 2023 IndyCar season

Penske to stay with three vehicles for 2023 IndyCar season


Roger Penske has no intention of jeopardizing the nice factor he has going with the downsized Crew Penske NTT IndyCar Sequence program.

Shifting from 4 entries to a few in the course of the offseason has restored the group’s aggressive edge, and with 5 wins from eight races up to now this season, The Captain says no adjustments are forthcoming to his three-car program.

“We’ll be three vehicles subsequent yr,” Penske informed RACER, who cited the discount as the first motive behind the group’s return to title-contending kind.

“You may all the time do an excessive amount of. And I feel that it’s so aggressive now, and we’ve received a extremely good driver line-up, good individuals and we had the strain of on the point of begin to facilitate the Porsche Penske Motorsport sports activities automobile program, that it was the proper transfer to do three. In order that’s the place we’re going to remain. I can inform you one factor: three is a hell of lots simpler than 4.”

Penske additionally gave credit score to Crew Chevy and Ilmor Engineering for the large enhance they’ve offered to the Bowtie-powered groups.

“One of many individuals who has been a giant assistance is Ray Gosselin, who came visiting from Andretti to Ilmor,” he stated. “Due to his racing expertise and simply information for numerous years, he has offered some excellent enter for the groups. It’s nice for Chevy.

“Alternatively, we didn’t ship at Indy, which was a giant disappointment for me and for the group. However we’re having an ideal season right here and we’ll see what occurs now within the races we’ve received left. Loads can occur within the final 9 races. So we’ll see, however I like I wish to place we’re in.”

Will Energy (second), Josef Newgarden (third), and Scott McLaughlin (ninth) are in prime championship positions for the time being, and from Penske’s viewpoint, he has the right line-up to go and seize one other title.

“I feel Newgarden is on the highest of his sport,” he stated. “I must say that Energy has taken a complete totally different strategy to his race automobile, to the group, what he desires out of the automobile and the entire of racing this yr. That’s been a giant assist, and McLaughlin simply will get higher and higher yearly, each race.”

The trio are all below contract by way of at the least 2023 and Penske desires to maintain the group intact for so long as attainable.

“Properly, that’s our plan,” he stated. “I can’t assure something, however that’s the plan. They’re gonna need to race for us and we’re gonna attempt to give them the instruments to be winners. And with that, I feel we ended up with three nice drivers. I feel we’ve received steady, they’re loyal, they’re not going anyplace and we’ll preserve going.”

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SPORT NEWS – Penske to stay with three vehicles for 2023 IndyCar season
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