Team Penske’s Will Power believes that the outfit has the potential to deliver a 1,2,3,4 in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings in 2017.
Penske added Josef Newgarden to their already impressive driver line-up over the winter with the American replacing two time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.2 Chevrolet.
Power, who finished runner up in the championship for 2016 to team mate Simon Pagenaud believes that all of the drivers in Roger Penske’s stable have the potential to be champion in 2017 and he sees no reason why his new team mate Josef Newgarden can’t be a contender this season as he was during 2016 with Ed Carpenter Racing.
Power admitted however that a lot depends on what Honda have done over the winter and the gains that they have made.
Chevrolet lost Chip Ganassi Racing’s four car team to Honda over the winter break but gained AJ Foyt Racing’s two car team with Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz forming an all-new line up for Foyt.
Power believes that due to Ganassi’s ability to adapt to changes quickly they will be a good marker to see where the Honda engine is in terms of performance compared to the Chevrolet unit.
In 2016, Penske secured a 1,2,3 in the championship however Power also believes that Penske will face stiff competition from Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports who along with Ganassi run the Honda engine.
Penske will run four full time cars once again this season in the Verizon IndyCar Series however at the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May they will run Race of Champions Champion of champions 2017 Juan Pablo Montoya in a fifth Penske Chevrolet.