Team Penske head to the Verizon IndyCar Series 2016 season finale GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma guaranteed to win the championship.
Simon Pagenaud has led the championship since the second race of the year, the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix, however team mate and title rival Will Power has come back from missing the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
Power heads to the Sonoma Raceway having taken three victories here in seven attempts while he has also led the most number of laps here of any Verizon IndyCar Series driver with 276 laps lead.
In five previous Verizon IndyCar Series races at Sonoma Raceway Simon Pagenaud has three top ten finishes.
Penske goes into this weekend’s race with five victories in 12 events at Sonoma with Will Power winning three times, Helio Castroneves took victory in 2008 while Ryan Briscoe took victory here in 2012.