Team Penske news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:26:57 -0700
Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have spots in the 16-driver Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Keselowski clinched his spot with a win at New Hampshire. Logano has clinched a spot as long as he attempts to qualify for the remaining six races in the regular season.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:23:45 -0700
Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski clinched his position in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with his third win of the season in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He is 337 points ahead of the 31st-place driver in the standings with seven races remaining, guaranteeing he'll finish in the Top 30.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:29:47 -0700
Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski captured the pole position and led for 152 of the 200 laps en route to winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sta-Green 200 Saturday, July 12, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He also posted the fastest times in both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions in advance of the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sunday, July 13.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:18:02 -0700
Team Penske driver Joey Logano considers New Hampshire Motor Speedway as his home track, and he picked up his first Sprint Cup Series win at the track in 2009. He crashed in practice Friday, July 11, and will be in a backup car for the Camping World RV Sales 301 at NHMS Sunday, July 13.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:44:25 -0700
Medical personnel sealed a gash in the right hand of Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski (hand) with glue so that he could participate in the Coke Zero 400 Sunday, July 6. He needed four stitches to close the wound he received while celebrating his victory in the Quaker State 400 June 28, but the stitches were removed earlier this week.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:59:25 -0700
Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski (hand) needed four stitches on his right pinkie finger Saturday, June 28, after cutting his hand on a broken champagne bottle while celebrating his victory in the Quaker State 400. He said he didn't think he would have much trouble grabbing the steering wheel for the next race Saturday, July 5, at Daytona International Speedway.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:08:08 -0700
Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya makes his return to the Sprint Cup Series Saturday, June 14, at the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He will be in the No. 12 Ford. "This is probably one of the best tracks for the Fords," Montoya said. "They always excel here and have a car that can win. They way Team Penske is running right now, if it clicks from the beginning and we hope it does, we might gave a shot at winning this."
Fantasy Tip: In 14 career starts in Michigan, Montoya has manager three Top 10 finishes, and he was 11th in his final start last season. He is a nice sleeper fantasy pick, especially in those formats which limit starts by a driver. He will be running a limited schedule, so there is no worry he'll go over.
Sat, 31 May 2014 18:24:05 -0700
Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski led the 50-minute morning session of practice Saturday, May 31, at Dover International Speedway, although his speed of 159.702 mph was significantly slower than his qualifying lap Friday, May 30, of 164.444 mph.
Fantasy Tip: Keselowski is on the pole for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks and is the best fantasy option on the board not named Johnson.
Sat, 17 May 2014 17:52:47 -0700
Tue, 06 May 2014 20:42:48 -0700
Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney is entered in the No. 12 Ford with Greg Erwin as the crew chief. Blaney will attempt to make his Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at the 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway. He is attempting to join his father, Dave Blaney, as the first father and son to compete in the same Sprint Cup Series race since Atlanta in 2005.
Mon, 05 May 2014 19:32:14 -0700
Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski was criticized by several drivers after he triggered a 14-car pileup with 50 laps remaining at the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, May 4. Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth were each less than pleased with Keselowski's aggressive driving style, especially since he was six laps down at the time of the wreck. "Well, I will say one thing, if it was the other way around and it was anybody else except for him (Keselowski) we'd all be getting lectured," Kenseth said. "I didn't know he was that many laps down, honestly. He came down across the front of (Stewart-Haas driver Danica Patrick's) car early and spun in front of the field and thankfully didn't collect any cars. This time we weren't so lucky."
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:09:38 -0700
Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski has done well in his career at Talladega Superspeedway, the site of this weekend's Aarons 499 Sunday, May 4. In 10 career starts, he has two wins, six Top 10s and an Average Finish of 14.2, which is best among all active drivers with at least three starts at the track.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners will be well served to have Keselowski in their active lineup this weekend, especially since he and teammate Joey Logano have been a real cohesive unit lately.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:08:55 -0700
Team Penske announced Wednesday, April 30, that Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the Sprint Cup Series in 2014 for two races. He will drive the No. 12 Ford Fusion in the June 15 race at Michigan International Speedway, and again July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Greg Erwin will be assigned as his crew chief. "It will be fun to get back behind the wheel of the Cup car," Montoya said. "It's hard to believe, but Roger Penske has never won the Brickyard 400. I think that (Brad Keselowski), (Joey Logano) and I will give Roger and Team Penske a great opportunity to check that off the list and we should be strong at Michigan as well."
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in most formats won't blink an eye, but Montoya might be a really nice addition in those formats which limit the amount of starts by a certain driver. He might be an inexpensive option in salary cap formats with a little upside, especially at Indianapolis.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:27:05 -0700
Team Penske driver Joey Logano won the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway Monday, April 7, after taking the lead with a little more than 100 laps left. He became the seventh different driver to win a Cup race this season, and Logano will likely have a spot in the postseason after the win.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:17:07 -0800
Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski has won the pole position for the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. Team Penske driver Joey Logano will start second, Chip Ganassi Racing driver Jamie McMurray will start third, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in the fourth spot and Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle will start fifth.
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