Toronto winner Simon Pagenaud says that his Team Penske-Chevrolet was so “phenomenal” this weekend that he felt he had the measure of his IndyCar rivals without having to run on the edge, and that gave him confidence while under pressure from Scott Dixon in the closing stages.
Team Penske’s 18th Indianapolis 500 winner said that the stars aligned to allow him to simply attack from the start of the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and to “take our fate in our own hands.”
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Indy 500 polesitter Simon Pagenaud says he wants a warm Indy 500 because his car is handling so well, but he believes a cool one will be better for the fans because that will help pack the field closer.
IndyCar Grand Prix winner Simon Pagenaud said that his car was “amazing all day” but that he was still astonished by the rate at which he closed down Scott Dixon in the final wet laps on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Simon Pagenaud scored his first victory since 2017 with a brilliant drive in the IndyCar GP on the IMS road course, passing Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon on the penultimate lap, while Jack Harvey came home third.
One of Acura Team Penske's two contenders dropped out of contention with just over four hours left of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, as Action Express Racing led under caution amid heavy rain.