The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Firestone 600 following consecutive races with the Indianapolis 500 and the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on Belle Isle, Team Penske’s home race.
Series points leader Simon Pagenaud took back to back P1 Awards at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit last weekend. In race one, the Frenchman finished the race in 13th place while in the second race he scored a podium finish coming home in second place behind race winner and team mate Will Power who secured his first win in over a year.
Juan Pablo Montoya secured a third place finish in the opening race while in the second he was forced to retire from the event.
In the opening race, Will Power retired due to a mechanical issue. In race one on Belle Isle Helio Castroneves started the race on the front row in second place and ended the race in fifth place while in race 2 he started from third place and finished the race in 13th place.
Castroneves heads to Texas having finished on the podium there last year. Roger Penske will be hoping that his team can carry their momentum from Detroit to Texas this weekend.