Team Penske

Acura Wins Wet & Wild Road America

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:55am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Helio Castroneves found traction with his Acura ARX-05 where others could not, as he and his Acura Team Penske co-driver Ricky Taylor prevailed in monsoon-like conditions in the final hour to win Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Helio Castroneves found traction with his Acura ARX-05 where others could not, as he and his Acura Team Penske co-driver Ricky Taylor prevailed in monsoon-like conditions in the final hour to win Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America.
  • Helio Castroneves (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) race winner: "Before the race, and knowing the forecast, we made sure our Acura was set up well for the wet.
  • And we used the experience we gained at Daytona and other wet races we had before to learn.
  • Ricky Taylor (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) race winner: "My teammate [Castroneves] is unbelievable, that was such an exciting finish.

Acura Repeats Front Row Qualifying Sweep at Road America

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:41am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.
  • In GTD, Meyer Shank Racing's Matt McMurry posted the seventh-quickest GTD qualifying run in his Acura NSX GT3 Evo.
  • Taylor hustled his #7 Acura ARX-05 to a time of 1:49.061 around the 4.0-mile Road America circuit, with teammate and defending series champion Cameron slotting in second, three-tenths of a second behind.
  • The front-row sweep repeated Acura Team Penske's qualifying performance from last year, when Cameron claimed the pole driving the #6 ARX-05, and Helio Castroneves completed the front row in the #7 Acura.

Acura's Successful Partnership With Team Penske To End After 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 1:51pm

TORRANCE, Calif., July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura Motorsports today announced it has come to a mutual agreement with Team Penske to end its successful partnership at the conclusion of the current IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Key Points: 
  • TORRANCE, Calif., July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura Motorsports today announced it has come to a mutual agreement with Team Penske to end its successful partnership at the conclusion of the current IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
  • Previously, HPD was affiliated with Team Penske in Championship Auto Racing Teams Competition (CART) in 2000 and 2001.
  • "We've also had a very spirited competition with Team Penske during our previous ALMS Acura prototype programs.
  • We will always be thankful for the contributions made by Team Penske over the three-year course of our DPi program."

Team Penske's No. 2 Würth Ford Mustang to Recognize Graduate Technicians at Texas Motor Speedway

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

2 Wrth USA/UTI Class of 2020 Ford Mustang, driven by 2012 Champion Keselowski, will feature a one-of-a-kind paint scheme with the names of UTI's recent graduates.

Key Points: 
  • 2 Wrth USA/UTI Class of 2020 Ford Mustang, driven by 2012 Champion Keselowski, will feature a one-of-a-kind paint scheme with the names of UTI's recent graduates.
  • The team effort gives students who weren't able to participate in traditional graduation ceremonies the recognition they deserve for their achievements.
  • We are grateful to Team Penske andWrth USA for their ongoing partnership and for this generous recognition of our graduates."
  • The team also races in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, in a partnership with Dick Johnson Racing, as DJR Team Penske.

Kurt Busch Continues Commitment to Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers Through Race Ticket Giveaway Program

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 1:33pm

CONCORD, N.C., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR veteran driver and NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Champion Kurt Busch announced plans today for the KB100 Plus (KB100+) ticket giveaway.

Key Points: 
  • CONCORD, N.C., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR veteran driver and NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Champion Kurt Busch announced plans today for the KB100 Plus (KB100+) ticket giveaway.
  • "I will call on the consideration of other drivers, tracks and industry partners to support the ticket offering from what we did in 2019," said Busch.
  • In 2019 there were more than 50,000 requests for the 3,800 tickets that were made available through Vet Tix.
  • Busch commented, "I have always had a strong desire to pay respect to those who have served and continue to serve our country.

Polo for Life Announces the Creation of the Monarch Fund

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 1:36pm

WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Polo for Life presents the Monarch Fund, a recently established fund dedicated to families who desperately need help getting back on their financial feet after their child has completed cancer treatment.

Key Points: 
  • WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Polo for Life presents the Monarch Fund, a recently established fund dedicated to families who desperately need help getting back on their financial feet after their child has completed cancer treatment.
  • Polo for Life is extremely grateful for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and his wife Ashley, U.S. Polo Assn.
  • "We can't think of a better way to make a difference than the creation of the Monarch Fund.
  • "The Monarch Fund is a gamechanger for Polo for Life," said co-founder and executive director Terrie Mooney.

XPEL Joins Defending IndyCar Series Champion Newgarden and Team Penske

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 4:00pm

1 Dallara/Chevrolet driven by reigning and two-time NTT IndyCar Series Champion Josef Newgarden for two races in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • 1 Dallara/Chevrolet driven by reigning and two-time NTT IndyCar Series Champion Josef Newgarden for two races in 2020.
  • XPEL will build on the partnership and become a primary sponsor for a third IndyCar Series race with Team Penske in 2021 and beyond.
  • Since he joined Team Penske in 2017, Newgarden has captured two of the last three IndyCar Series championships.
  • Team Penske currently competes in the NTT IndyCar Series, the NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Advance Auto Parts to Begin Multi-Year Partnership with Team Penske During 2020 NASCAR Cup Series

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:30pm

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, and Team Penske today announced a new multi-year partnership beginning with the 2020 NASCAR season.

Key Points: 
  • Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, and Team Penske today announced a new multi-year partnership beginning with the 2020 NASCAR season.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191121005976/en/
    From left, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske driver, Jason McDonell, Advance Auto Parts CMO, and Tom Greco, Advance CEO, announce a multi-year partnership where Advance will be featured as the primary sponsor on the No.
  • Everyone at Team Penske is excited to have Advance Auto Parts join the team as a new partner in 2020, said Blaney.
  • Team Penske currently competes in the IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

MoneyLion And Ford Performance Present The Third Custom-Built 2019 Ford Mustang Designed By Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Ryan Blaney And Renowned Automotive Photographer Larry Chen For The "HERE WE ROAR" Sweepstakes

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 2:58pm

Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney and world-renowned automotive photographer Larry Chen collaborated to reimagine and customize a new 700-horsepower Mustang GT at Galpin Auto Sports in Los Angeles, California.

Key Points: 
  • Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney and world-renowned automotive photographer Larry Chen collaborated to reimagine and customize a new 700-horsepower Mustang GT at Galpin Auto Sports in Los Angeles, California.
  • As an added bonus, Blaney and Chen consulted digital automotive customizer, Khyzyl Saleem, who personally designed an updated version of the classic Ford livery.
  • Three winners will be flown with a guest to Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, November 15-17, 2019.
  • Team Penske currently competes in the IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Montoya and Barrichello invest in World's Fastest Gamer parent company

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 1:02pm

TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennial Esports Corp. ("Millennial" or the "Company," TSX VENTURE: GAME, OTCQB: MLLLF)- Formula 1 race winners Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello will take on ambassador and special advisor roles for the parent company of World's Fastest Gamer after investing in Millennial Esports Corp.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennial Esports Corp. ("Millennial" or the "Company," TSX VENTURE: GAME, OTCQB: MLLLF)- Formula 1 race winners Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello will take on ambassador and special advisor roles for the parent company of World's Fastest Gamer after investing in Millennial Esports Corp.
  • Millennial Esports recently launched the second season of World's Fastest Gamer, which provides the winner with a full season of GT racing in 2020.
  • Montoya will act as judge for World's Fastest Gamer season two alongside inaugural winner, Dutchman, Rudy van Buren.
  • "I have raced online for many years and recently took a role as a judge for Millennial Esports' 'World's Fastest Gamer' competition," Montoya said.