Team Penske Drivers Looking To Bounce Back From A Tough Race At Barber
Team Penske’s NTT IndyCar Series championship leader Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Chevrolet is looking forward to this weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach saying:
Needless to say, things didn’t go as planned at Barber. But coming from a 16th starting spot to finish fourth, the No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet team and I felt like it was a win. We’re off to such a great start this season with nothing but top-five finishes so far, and we’re really hoping to continue that streak as we head into Long Beach. It’s just such a cool city and there’s so much history with this event. Street courses like Long Beach are really fun, but also really challenging due to the difference in track surface in comparison to a road course or oval. Plus, it’s awesome that our IMSA team competes there at the same weekend, so it’s cool to be able to root for those guys from the other side of the paddock.
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet is looking to bounce back from a frustrating race at Barber Motorsports Park.
Speaking ahead of the race in Long Beach this weekend the Australian said:
“The No. 12 Verizon Chevy team and myself have gone over our data from what was a frustrating day at Barber and have a great plan for us to get back on track at Long Beach. They’re preparing a really good car that I think will allow us to make a run for the podium. I’m a big fan of street courses in general, but that place is really special. It really is one of the legendary races on the schedule. We’ve had a lot of success there and we can’t wait to race this weekend.”
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 DXC Technologies Chevrolet is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
This season is going to be a very interesting one! The No. 22 DXC Technology Chevrolet team has great potential that we haven’t fully unlocked yet. The race car is competitive and there is no better place for me than Long Beach. It’s my favorite track on the schedule and also a place where I’ve had a lot of success. We won there in 2016 – marking my first win for Team Penske, and I’m hungry for more. Let’s see what California brings us. It’s going to be a very exciting weekend with such a great crowd and amazing festivity. I can’t wait to go out there and give it 100 percent. I will also be watching my teammates in the Acura Team Penske DPi and I wish them good luck for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.”