Team Penske head into this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in a great position with Simon Pagenaud leading the championship following his two second place finishes at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg and last time out in Phoenix where he finished the race behind race winner Scott Dixon.
Juan Pablo Montoya goes into Sunday’s race having won the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg while he was left disappointed in Phoenix finishing the race in ninth place and is currently in third place in the standings.
The Colombian has a great record here in the past having won here on his IndyCar debut in 1999 going on to win the championship in his rookie season.
Will Power made his very first IndyCar start here with Team Penske in 2009 taking the P1 Award and finishing the race in second place. The Australian will be hoping he can continue the form that brought him a third place place finish last time out in Phoenix.
Helio Castroneves heads into the race having secured the P1 Award last time out in Phoenix and finished the race in 11th place. In 2001, Castroneves led from lights to flag.
This weekend, Simon Pagenaud will run the No.22 PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet for the first time this season while Helio Castroneves will run the No.3 Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet this weekend.