History of Penske Racing
Roger Penske runs his first race, SCCA National at Marlboro, MD, and finishes second.
Penske claims his first victory driving an F-Modified Porsche RS in SCCA Regional at Vineland, NJ.
Penske finishes eighth in the U.S. Grand Prix, teams with Bob Holbert at Sebring (their Porsche RS finishes sixth, beaten by five Ferraris), finishes second at Nassau, and named the Sports Illustrated Driver of the Year.
Finishes ninth in the U.S. Grand Prix, wins Los Angeles Times Grand Prix and Nassau Tourist Trophy.
Penske wins a NASCAR Grand National race, Riverside 250, driving a Pontiac.
Penske wins the last five races of his career, driving a Chaparral and a Chevrolet Corvette GS.
Penske announces his retirement as a race driver at Sebring.
Wins GT classes at 24 Hours of Daytona with Dick Guldstrand, George Wintersteen and Ben Moore driving a Corvette; and the 12 Hours of Sebring with Wintersteen and Moore piloting a Corvette Stingray.
Enters a Lola T-70 sports car for Mark Donohue in SCCA Can-Am and USRRC series; Donohue wins a USRRC race at Kent Pacific Raceway and a Can-Am race at Mosport.
Donohue wins the USRRC Championship with six wins in seven races.
Donohue records five podium finishes in 12 Can-Am races.
Enters the SCCA Trans-Am Series; Donohue wins three races.
Donohue wins 10 of 13 races and the Trans-Am Championship.
Donohue repeats as USRRC Champion with five wins in eight races.
Debuts in USAC Championship Series by competing in two road races— Mosport and the Rex Mays 300.
Enters first Indianapolis 500; Donohue finishes seventh and is named Rookie of the Year.
Wins Sports class at 24 Hours of Daytona with Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons driving a Lola T-70 MK3B with a Chevy engine.
Runs a two-car Trans-Am effort for the first time; Donohue wins second consecutive Championship; Ed Leslie and Ron Bucknum split time in the second car.
Donohue finishes second at Indianapolis.
Enters AMC Javelins in the SCCA Trans-Am Series for Donohue and Peter Revson; Donohue wins at Bridgehampton and wins two of three SCCA Formula 5000 races in a Lola-Chevy.
Donohue earns first USAC win in the Pocono 500 and also wins at Michigan.
Donohue wins seven of 10 races and his third Trans-Am title.
Debuts in Formula 1 with Donohue in the Canadian Grand Prix.
First Indianapolis 500 victory; Donohue piloting a McLaren Offenhauser.
Enters the factory Porsche 917-10 in the Can-Am Series, where George Follmer wins the Championship after Donohue is injured.
Debuts in NASCAR with an AMC Matador driven by Donohue, Dave Marcis and Donnie Allison.
Dominates the Can-Am Series on way to Championship in the updated Porsche 917-30.
Donohue scores Penske’s first NASCAR victory at Riverside.
Donohue wins the inaugural International Race of Champions all-star series Championship.
Gary Bettenhausen wins Indy car race at Texas.
Bobby Allison wins NASCAR race in a Matador at Ontario.
Debut of Penske Racing’s PC-1 Formula 1 car for Donohue at the Canadian GP.
Tom Sneva wins Indy car race at Trenton.
Allison wins four times in NASCAR.
Donohue sets the World Closed Course Speed Record (221.160 mph) at Talladega Speedway in the Porsche 917-30; one week later, Donohue is fatally injured while practicing for the Austrian GP.
John Watson records first Formula 1 win at the Austrian GP in a Penske PC-4/Ford.
Sneva is first driver to record a lap of 200 mph at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; wins at Texas and Pocono while claiming Penske Racing’s first USAC Indy Car National Championship.
Mario Andretti runs a part-time Indy car schedule and finishes second to Sneva at Pocono in Penske’s first 1-2 finish.
Sneva wins his second consecutive Indy 500 pole and Indy Car Championship driving a Penske PC-6/Cosworth.
Andretti continues to run a part-time schedule for Penske and wins at Trenton, while winning the F1 World Championship for Lotus.
Rick Mears, replacing Andretti while he is racing in Formula 1, wins three races in his first year with Penske Racing; and is named Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500.
Mears wins the Indy 500 from the pole and the CART National Championship with three victories.
Teammate Bobby Unser wins six races and finishes second in the title chase.
Penske Racing scores its first 1-2-3 race finish at Ontario.
Unser is second and Mears fourth in the CART Championship, winning five races combined. Penske Racing wins six races including a 1-2-3 finish at Michigan.
Mears wins his second CART Championship with six wins.
Unser wins the Indy 500 from the pole. The following morning, the official results show Andretti as the winner and Unser second, the result of a USAC ruling that Unser passed under caution. Several months later, the ruling is over-turned and Unser is declared the winner. He then announces his retirement from racing.
Mears takes his third CART title in four years with four wins, but narrowly loses out (by 0.16 second) to Gordon Johncock in one of the closest finishes in Indy 500 history.
Al Unser wins just one race but scores Penske Racing’s sixth Indy Car National Championship since 1977.
Mears adds a win at Michigan.
Switching to a March chassis, Mears wins the Indy 500 from the pole.
In September, Mears sustains severe injuries to his feet in a crash at Sanair Super Speedway.
Unser edges his son, Al Unser Jr., by one point in the closest Championship battle in CART history and gives the Team its seventh Indy Car National Championship.
Mears makes a part-time return and wins the Pocono 500.
Danny Sullivan recovers from a mid-race spin for his famous “spin and win” Indy 500 victory.
Penske, Paul Morgan and Mario Illien form Ilmor Engineering and develop the Ilmor Chevy Indy engine.
Mears sets the World Closed Course Speed Record (233.401 mph) at Michigan Speedway.
Mears takes the first 500-mile race win for the Ilmor Chevy engine in the Pocono 500.
Al Unser wins the Indianapolis 500 in a March-Cosworth.
Mears wins his third Indianapolis 500 (and his second from the pole) in the new Penske PC-17 chassis.
Record-setting front-row sweep at Indy with Mears, Sullivan and Unser.
Sullivan wins four races and the 1988 CART National Championship.
Emerson Fittipaldi wins the Indy 500 for Patrick Racing in a Penske PC-18 chassis.
Mears finishes second to Fittipaldi in the CART Championship with three wins.
Sullivan wins two races.
Philip Morris USA joins Penske Racing to become Marlboro Team Penske. Sullivan and Fittipaldi win races for the Team.
Mears wins his sixth Indy 500 pole (Penske’s 10th) and his fourth Indy 500 (Penske’s eighth)—all records.
Re-enters NASCAR, joining forces with driver Rusty Wallace.
Fittipaldi wins four CART races.
Mears retires at the end of the season but remains with Marlboro Team Penske as a Team advisor.
Fittipaldi earns three wins, including his second Indy 500.
New teammate Paul Tracy captures a series-leading five wins.
Rusty Wallace posts 10 wins in NASCAR.
Fields a three-car team in CART with Unser Jr., Fittipaldi and Tracy, finishing 1-2-3 in the Championship respectively.
Scores a record-setting 12 wins in 16 races, eight won by Unser, including five 1-2-3 finishes.
Record-setting 10th Indy win, with Unser running a unique Mercedes Benz push-rod engine developed in secrecy with Ilmor Engineering.
Unser Jr. wins four races and finishes second in the CART Championship.
Unser and Fittipaldi fail to qualify for the Indy 500.
Fittipaldi wins at Nazareth.
Tracy rejoins Team and wins the pole at Miami, the Team’s first pole since 1994.
Due to the split between CART and the Indy Racing League, Penske does not enter a car in the Indy 500 for the first time since 1969.
Wallace wins five NASCAR races in Fords.
Tracy wins three consecutive races — Nazareth, Rio and St. Louis — which marks the Team’s 99th Indy car race victory.
Unser Jr. scores two podium finishes.
Becomes a two-car NASCAR operation after acquiring majority interest in Michael Kranefuss Racing.
Unser Jr. sustains a broken leg during a first-lap accident at the season opener at Miami; rookie Tarso Marques fills in for two races before the Team adds a second car for Marques for four additional races.
Rookie Gonzalo Rodriguez drives for the Team at Detroit, but is fatally injured during practice at Laguna Seca Raceway.
Switches to the Reynard/Honda/Firestone package.
Adds drivers Gil de Ferran and Helio Castroneves and president Tim Cindric.
De Ferran scores the team’s historic 100th win at Nazareth Speedway en route to capturing the CART Championship, the Team’s 10th Indy Car National Championship.
Castroneves scores his first CART win, in Detroit.
De Ferran sets the World’s Closed Course Speed Record with a lap at 241.428 mph while qualifying for the season-ending Marlboro 500 at California Speedway.
Penske South acquires full ownership of Penske-Kranefuss Racing; Ryan Newman makes his stock car debut at Michigan.
Record 11th victory at the Indianapolis 500; Castroneves scores his first oval victory at the Speedway in his first start.
De Ferran finishes second, marking the Team’s first 1-2 finish at Indy.
De Ferran scores his second consecutive CART FedEx Series Championship.
Joins the IndyCar Series with a Chevrolet/Dallara package.
Record 12th win at Indianapolis 500.
Castroneves wins his second consecutive Indy 500 and finishes second in the IndyCar Series points standings, followed by de Ferran.
Newman scores his first NASCAR Cup victory (New Hampshire) and is named Rookie of the Year.
Team switches to Toyota engine.
De Ferran wins Penske Racing’s record 13th Indy 500 and Castroneves finishes second, the Team’s second 1-2 Indy finish in three seasons.
De Ferran finishes second in the Championship, with Castroneves third.
De Ferran retires at the end of the season.
Penske South switches to Dodge and Newman leads Series in victories (8) and poles (11); Wallace makes his 600th career start at Rockingham.
Two-time IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. replaces de Ferran and wins the season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway, marking the first time an Indy car driver has won in his debut with the Team.
Castroneves wins five poles and the season finale at Texas.
Penske South returns to a three-car operation with the addition of Penske-Jasper Racing; Newman leads the Series in poles (9); Wallace announces his retirement from racing at the end of the 2005 season.
Hornish Jr. wins at Phoenix and Milwaukee and captures three poles to finish third in the IndyCar Series Championship.
Castroneves wins at Richmond and captures the pole at Pikes Peak and Watkins Glen.
Penske Motorsports and Porsche join forces to develop and field the Porsche RS Spyder in the American LeMans Series, competing in one race and winning from the pole in the LMP2 Class.
Penske Racing South returns to Busch Series competition with Ryan Newman running a partial schedule, winning six of the nine races entered, including a record-setting five in a row; Wallace competes in his last race at the season-ending event at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Record 14th Indianapolis 500 win and first IndyCar Series Championship. Hornish Jr. captures Penske Racing’s first IndyCar Series Championship.
Hornish Jr. scores four wins, including his first Indianapolis 500, and four pole positions on his way to his record third IndyCar Series Championship.
Castroneves wins four races and captures five pole positions.
Penske Motorsports fields two Porsche RS Spyders in the American LeMans Series, with drivers Lucas Luhr, Sascha Maassen, Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard. The team wins Team, Driver and Manufacturer’s titles in the LMP2 Class, including an historic 1-2 finish overall at Mid-Ohio.
Penske Racing South competes in the NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman. Busch captures one win and six poles. The Team also competes in 15 NASCAR Busch Series races with driving responsibilities shared among Busch, Newman and Sam Hornish Jr. Busch scores two wins and Hornish Jr. debuts at Phoenix International Raceway.
Hornish Jr. wins at Texas and finishes fifth in the IndyCar Series Championship. Castroneves wins at St. Petersburg, breaking Rick Mears’ record of consecutive years with a win for the Team (8). He also captures a Series-record seven pole positions, including his second career pole at Indianapolis and finishes sixth in the Championship standings.
Penske Performance, Inc. combines all racing teams under one roof at its shop in Mooresville, NC.
Penske Motorsports fields two Porsche RS Spyders in the American LeMans Series, with drivers Ryan Briscoe, Sascha Maassen, Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard. The team wins Team, Driver and Manufacturer’s titles in the LMP2 Class, including a same-weekend win with the IndyCar Series Team at St. Petersburg. Castroneves also runs his first ALMS race for the Team at Sebring.
Penske Racing South competes in the NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Sam Hornish Jr. Busch captures one win and six poles. The Team also competes in 21 NASCAR Busch Series races with driving responsibilities shared among Busch, Newman and Hornish Jr.
Briscoe scores first career IndyCar Series victory at Milwaukee; marking Penske Racing's historic 300th major race win. He also also adds a win at Mid-Ohio, while Castroneves claims victory at Infineon Raceway and Chicagoland Speedway.
Penske Racing South competes in the NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Sam Hornish Jr. Scores 1-2 finish (Ryan Newman finishes first; Kurt Busch finishes second) in the 50th running of the Daytona 500, marking the Team’s first victory at this historic event.
Penske Motorsports fields two full-time Porsche RS Spyders in the American LeMans Series with drivers Sascha Maassen, Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard and Patrick Long. The team wins Team, Driver and Manufacturer's titles in the LMP2 Class, including Penske Racing's first victory and the Twelve Hours of Sebring. Briscoe and Castroneves win at Petit Le Mans in their first pairing together behind the wheel of the #5 DHL Penske Porsche Spyder RS.
The season is highlighted by strong championship finishes and another landmark victory at Indianapolis.
Busch posts two NASCAR Cup Series victories en route to his best season since his championship year of 2004. Busch takes the Miller Lite Dodge to Victory Lane in the spring at Atlanta and at Texas in the fall. The No. 2 team turns up the heat in the Chase and earns a fourth-place finish in the series standings. Allgaier has a standout season in his first full year with the team as he wins the Rookie-of-the-Year title in the Nationwide Series.
Briscoe leads the way for Team Penske in the IndyCar Series as produces three wins and four poles while battling for the series crown throughout the season. He winds up finishing third in the hotly-contested title chase. Castroneves earns two wins and finishes fourth in the series championship, despite missing the first race of the season. He claims his third victory in the Indianapolis 500 to give Penske Racing its record 15th win at Indy. Will Power joins the IndyCar Series program and competes in six races. He earns two poles and a win in Edmonton before injuries suffered in a practice crash bring an early end to his season.
The team also competes in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series with Bernhard and Dumas and finishes fourth in the team standings.
Brad Keselowski joins the team’s NASCAR lineup late in the season in preparation a full-time effort in 2010. Penske Racing also welcomes new partners Discount Tire, Ruby Tuesday and Magellan to its sponsor family.
Penske Racing enjoys a banner season that features the organization's first NASCAR championship, 18 wins, 22 poles, a NASCAR All-Star race victory and a battle for both the Cup Series and IZOD IndyCar Series titles.
Busch wins the spring Cup Series race at Atlanta for the second consecutive season and enjoys a whirlwind month of May as he guides the Miller Lite Dodge to Victory Lane in both the All-Star race and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch makes the Chase for the second consecutive season and finishes 11th in the final series standings.
Brad Keselowski claims the NASCAR Nationwide Series title as he posts five wins and six poles while establishing a new series record with 26 top-five finishes.
In his first full season competing for Team Penske, Power leads the IZOD IndyCar Series with five wins and a series-record eight poles while winning the Mario Andretti Road Course championship and finishing second in the overall title chase.
Castroneves claims three race victories and Briscoe adds a win to give Team Penske three top-five series championship finishers.
Penske Racing adds to its premier partnership lineup by welcoming Shell-Pennzoil, IZOD, Meijer, Alliance Truck Parts, Guidepoint Systems and Coca-Cola as sponsors for 2011.
The 2011 season was another season full of race wins, poles and opportunities to pursue series championships for Penske Racing. Both of the team's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entries earned spots in the Chase for the Championship as both Keselowski and Busch had strong campaigns. Keselowski finished fifth in the title chase in the Miller Lite Dodge after he enjoyed his best Cup season to date with three wins and a pole position. Busch scored two wins and three poles as he finished 11th in the series standings driving the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge.
In Nationwide Series competition, Keselowski continued to impress in the Discount Tire machine with five wins and four poles while Sam Hornish Jr., competing in a limited schedule, earned his first NASCAR victory with a win at Phoenix in the Alliance Truck Parts Dodge.
Power once again led the way for Team Penske as he paced the IZOD IndyCar Series with six wins and eight poles in the Verizon car. After finishing second the overall series championship for the second consecutive year, Power did claim the Mario Andretti Road Course title for second straight season. Both Castroneves and Briscoe also had strong performances as they finished in the top 11 in the championship.
Penske Racing took top honors earning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship with Keselowski claiming five victories, 13 top-five and 23 top -10 finishes on his way to claiming the first-ever Cup Title for the team. Hornish scores his first-ever NASCAR pole in the Nationwide series race at Watkins Glen and finishes a NASCAR career best fourth in the Nationwide Series standings. Ryan Blaney makes his Penske Racing debut in the Nationwide Series with a strong second-place finish at Texas and five top-10 finishes in just seven starts.
Power leads the way on the IndyCar team with three wins, five poles and his third consecutive Mario Andretti Road Course Championship. Castroneves returned to winning form with two victories and a pole while Briscoe earned his first-ever Indianapolis 500 pole and scored a victory at Sonoma.
For the first time in the storied history of Team Penske, the organization entered the 2013 season as the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions. While the team was unable to capture back-to-back titles, both Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano visited Victory Lane during the season. Logano qualified for his first Chase for the Championship in his first season with the team. The No. 2 and No. 22 Ford Fusion teams combined for two wins, 20 top-five finishes, 35 top-10 results and two pole positions.
In the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) the team was able to grab, for the first time, a championship that eluded them during Keselowski’s 2010 NNS Driver’s Championship season. On the strength of 13 wins the No. 22 Ford Mustang team was able to bring the NNS Owner’s Championship back to the boys at the Mooresville, NC headquarters. Keselowski led the way with seven victories while Logano and AJ Allmendinger scored three wins and two wins, respectively. Rising star Ryan Blaney also picked up his first career NNS victory at Kentucky Speedway.
The Team Penske open-wheel entries in the IZOD IndyCar Series also enjoyed a successful campaign in 2013. After a disappointing start to the year, Will Power finished the season on a tear, winning three of the final five races including his second-career win on an oval in the season finale at Auto Club Speedway. Helio Castroneves captured one series win and remained a championship contender through the end of the season, ultimately finishing second. AJ Allmendinger made six series starts for the team.
The 2014 motorsports calendar year was nothing short of spectacular for Team Penske, easily one of the most-competitive in the history of the organization. After three years of close calls and near-misses, Will Power was able to break through and capture his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship in the season-finale at Auto Club Speedway. Helio Castroneves once again was a major player right down to the end, finishing second in the championship standings. Juan Pablo Montoya, in his first year back in INDYCAR since the 2000 season, put together a remarkable year, winning one race and one Verizon P1 Pole Award to finish fourth in the standings.
It was almost a historic triple as the results were equally impressive on the NASCAR side. Joey Logano enjoyed a career year by winning five races, qualifying for the Chase for the Championship to finish fourth in the standings following the final round at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Brad Keselowski led the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with six wins and finished fifth in the standings, just missing out on a chance to race for a championship. The 11 race wins between the two drivers were bested only one organization, one that had four cars as opposed to our two fast Fords. Ryan Blaney continued his rise through the ranks by winning his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series race, at Bristol Motor Speedway, to help Team Penske to its second-consecutive owners' title.
For the first time in its history, Team Penske produced victories in the biggest races of the year in the same season and the organization once again fought for the championship in both NASCAR and INDYCAR competition. Joey Logano got the year started right with his first Daytona 500 victory and the second win for Team Penske on NASCAR's biggest stage. Both Logano and Brad Keselowski made the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship for the second consecutive season. Logano produced his best season with Team Penske, claiming six race victories, remarkably sweeping the Contender Round of the Chase. In all, Logano tallied 22 top-five and 28 top-10 finishes before being falling short of his championship pursuit in the Eliminator Round. Keselowski was a consistent finisher throughout the year, ending with one victory at Auto Club Speedway, nine top-five and 25 top-10 finishes before he saw his playoff run come to an end in the Eliminator Round as well. Logano, Keselowski and Ryan Blaney all had multiple victories in the No. 22 Discount Tire Hertz Ford Mustang to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Owner's Title, the 28th Championship in Team Penske history.
Juan Pablo Montoya won the season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series race at St. Petersburg to set the stage for a run at the title. After Will Power won the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Montoya made a clean sweep at Indy for the month of May as he won his second Indianapolis 500 and the record 16th Indy 500 victory for the team. Montoya led the series standings for the rest of season before finishing second in the title chase by way of a tiebreaker. Power scored three podiums and a series-high six poles as he finished third in the standings while Helio Castroneves had five podium finishes en route to a fifth-place finish in the championship. Frenchman Simon Pagenaud joined Team Penske to complete the first four-car effort in team history as he produced a pair of podium finishes in his first season.
The organization also expanded internationally as it partnered with Dick Johnson Racing to compete the Australian V8 Supercars Championship. DJR Team Penske raced with Marcos Ambrose and Scott Pye and Pye earned the team's top finish of third place at Pukekohe.
The 50th anniversary season for Team Penske did not disappoint. Marked by many moments honoring and commemorating the team and Roger Penske for their accomplishments over the years, it was also a memorable season on the track. The team posted an impressive 20 victories, captured the organization's 14th Verizon IndyCar Series title and battled for championships down to the final race in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS). Both Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski made the Chase for the Cup for the third consecutive season as Logano scored three victories and Keselowski produced four wins on the year. Logano, who claimed the $1 million prize for winning the annual NASCAR All-Star race, earned his way into the Championship Round of the Chase and fell just short of his first Cup Series crown by finishing second to Jimmie Johnson. Keselowski earned Team Penske's 100th Cup Series win when he won at Daytona in July. Logano also produced a pair of NXS wins and Team Penske just missed winning the series Owner's title yet again.
With 10 victories among three drivers. it was a special season for Team Penske in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Simon Pagenaud claimed his first series crown and the organization's 29th championship behind a series-high five victories while Will Power finished second after posting four wins on the year. Helio Castroneves had another strong season finishing third in the championship while Juan Pablo Montoya started the season with a victory in the season opener at St. Petersburg but endured some misfortune after that to claim eighth in the standings. Shortly after completing the season, the team announced that rising young American star Josef Newgarden would join the team while Montoya will race a fifth car at Indianapolis for Team Penske in 2017.
In the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, DJR Team Penske posted improved results with Scott Pye and Fabian Coulthard and midway through the year it was announced that talented young racer Scott McLaughlin would join the team in 2017 to pair with Coulthard.
The 2017 season was highlighted by championship performances across all three levels of competition for Team Penske - NASCAR, INDYCAR and Supercars - to go along with an impressive 36 race victories among all series teams. Both Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano posted wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as Keselowski claimed three victories and a spot in the Cup Series Playoffs. He advanced all the way to the Championship 4 final round before finishing fourth in the final standings. The team earned its fourth NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Championship for Roger Penske with drivers Keselowski, Logano, Ryan Blaney, Sam Hornish Jr. and Austin Cindric all contributing to the title effort.
Josef Newgarden enjoyed a banner first season competing for the Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series program as he scored four wins and captured the organization's 15th INDYCAR Championship, edging out his teammate Simon Pagenaud, who fell just short of repeating as series champ. All four Team Penske drivers - Newgarden, Pagenaud, Will Power and Helio Castroneves produced victories as the team won 10 of the 17 series races.
In the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, DJR Team Penske emerged as one of the top teams in the series. Drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard combined to record 15 victories and 20 pole positions as they finished second and third, respectively, in the championship standings. DJR Team Penske claimed the prestigious overall team title to produce Team Penske's 32nd all-time championship. Team Penske also announced some key expansion for 2018 as Blaney was selected to join Keselowski and Logano as a third full-time entry in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series while Cindric and Paul Menard joined the XFINITY Series program.
The team also announced a return to sports car racing. Winning INDYCAR drivers Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya were named to the team's 2018 driver lineup in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship along with established series champions Ricky Taylor and Dane Cameron.