No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 Race Engineer
Jonathan Diuguid has been a part of many of the memorable moments at Team Penske since coming aboard with the organization in 2007, both with the Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) and sports car programs. That history made him the perfect choice to lead the engineering team for the newly-formed Acura Team Penske ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, while also serving as the race engineer for the No. 6 Acura driven by Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron. VICS 2016 Champion Simon Pagenaud will also compete for the team during the four Patron Endurance Series races in 2018.
Most recently, Diuguid served as the VICS race engineer for three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Helio Castroneves, from 2013-2016. In that time the duo earned three wins, 19 podium efforts and four consecutive top-five finishes in the final championship standings, including two runner-up results.
Hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina, Diuguid picked up an interest in racing at an early age. He competed in Formula SAE as the Team Captain while at North Carolina State University and came to Team Penske right out of college in 2005. Since that time he has worked in numerous roles for Team Penske, helping the organization surpass the 450 win plateau in 2017.
Diuguid was one of the first employees hired to develop and race the Championship-winning Penske Porsche LMP2 car in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). During his tenure with the Porsche program, Diuguid had a wide range of responsibilities including designing parts, fuel cell development, race fuel strategy and assistant race engineer to name a few.
In 2007, Diuguid and former Team Penske driver, Ryan Briscoe, worked together on the No. 6 DHL Penske Porsche, where Diuguid helped guide Briscoe and Sascha Maassen to three LMP2 class victories and a third-place finish in the final ALMS standings. Diuguid and Castroneves worked together for the first time in 2008 when he and Briscoe teamed up to drive the Penske Porsche in the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, scoring the win and the 24th LMP2 victory for Team Penske.
At the conclusion of Penske’s Porsche ALMS program in 2008, Diuguid engineered the Team Penske Grand-Am Series prototype program in 2009 and then from there he moved to the team's Verizon IndyCar Series program in 2010. There he reunited with Briscoe on the No. 6 Team Penske entry, first as a data acquisition engineer from 2010-2011, then as his race engineer in 2012.
As Team Penske transitioned to two VICS cars in 2013, Diuguid moved to the timing stand of the No. 3 Chevrolet driven by Castroneves. The two became one of the best driver/engineer combinations in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and Diuguid will strive to bring the same level of focus and intensity to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team of Montoya, Cameron and Pagenaud.
Diuguid, his wife Katherine and son Zay, reside in Troutman, NC with their dogs Jensen and Dolly. In his spare time Diuguid enjoys slalom skiing, snow skiing and mountain biking.