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Luke Mason
Race Engineer, No. 2 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet

Luke MasonFew 33-year-old engineers bring as much as experience as Luke Mason in his new role as race engineer for the No. 2 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet team, working with two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES (NICS) champion driver Josef Newgarden. After joining Team Penske for the 2022 NICS season as the performance engineer for the No. 2 team that visited Victory Lane on five occasions, Mason will take over the lead engineering role as he looks to help Newgarden and the team capture their third NICS title in 2023.

As part of a strong Australian/New Zealand contingent within the Team Penske INDYCAR ranks, Mason was part of the groundbreaking Bachelor of Technology, Motorsports program at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Western Australia. A proud 2011 graduate of ECU, Mason helped found the school’s Formula SAE program in 2008. He held positions of fabricator, suspension designer and driver at ECU, eventually helping to lead the program to a fifth-place Formula SAE finish in 2009.

After graduation, Mason began his professional career as a data engineer for Stone Brothers racing in the Australian Supercars Series in 2012, before the team became Erebus Motorsport in 2013. He was promoted to race engineer for the first time in 2014 when Will Davison was announced as the Erebus driver. Mason and Davison helped the team earn its first podium at the Townsville 500, their first pole position for the Sydney 500 and a win at the Perth Super Sprint in 2015.

Following a manufacturer change at Erebus after the 2015 season, Mason made the biggest move of his career as he left his native Australia for the United States and a position as the second race engineer for Richard Childress Racing’s (RCR) No. 27 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series. The following year, the RCR leadership elevated Mason to the role of lead engineer for the No. 21 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). Mason helped direct the team to the Championship 4 and a shot at the 2016 NXS title at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

His two-year run at RCR paved the way for Mason to join Carlin Motorsport, where he helped lead the team’s NICS expansion after years of competition in European open-wheel racing. After serving as the performance engineer while working with INDYCAR drivers including Charlie Kimball, Pato O’Ward, Max Chilton and Conor Daly, Mason advanced to become race engineer and strategist for the team through the 2021 season. His performance led to the opportunity with Team Penske in 2022, where he excelled as a key member of the No. 2 team’s engineering efforts.

Mason resides in Charlotte, NC.