“It was a good day. I was pretty good on black tires, I think that was the key. The tires were not falling off and right there at the end I was just running slow to look after them. When I needed to push, I could push. Everybody with Verizon and Team Penske did an amazing job, Chevy as well. This aero kit is amazing to drive.”
JPM had a spectacular and very patient race, with a spectacular pass , good pit stops and steady pace on the black tires. Taking advantage of a small mistake by pit crew of Will Power who led most of the day, JPM grabbed 1st with 25 laps to go and took a very deserved win. First win of the year!
TEAM PENSKE OFF TO A STRONG START WITH NEW CHEVROLET AERO KITS
LEEDS, Ala. (March 17, 2015) – The new-look Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series program got back to business after a busy off season with two days of testing on Monday and Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala. Team stalwarts Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Juan Pablo Montoya, along with newcomer Simon Pagenaud, all took turns laying down some impressive lap times around the picturesque circuit as the teams got their first experience testing the new aerodynamic body kits that have been introduced to INDYCAR this season.