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🏎 Penske's Push To Pass Predicament

Roger Penske weighs in on the scandal and the suspension of his Team President

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F1 Sprints Make No Sense. Here's How to Fix Them:

In lieu of a normal Parker’s POV today, Parker wanted to discuss his latest blog post in which he solved one of F1’s biggest problems: sprint racing.

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Penske’s Push-to-Pass Predicament

In a revealing discussion with Marshall Pruett, Roger Penske tackled the thorny issues surrounding the recent "push-to-pass" scandal affecting his motorsport empire. Following penalties at the St. Petersburg race, where drivers Josef Newgarden and Scott McLaughlin were disqualified, Penske disclosed internal suspensions, including for Team Penske president Tim Cindric.

Penske defended the decision to opt for suspensions over firings, asserting that "it's in line with historical precedents" in motorsports. The magnate emphasized, “We looked at the situation and determined that the drivers’ penalties were given out by the sanctioning body. We did a thorough investigation and there was no malicious intent by anyone.”

The controversy has sparked questions about the integrity of Team Penske, particularly why cars found running illegally weren't pulled from races immediately. Penske responded, "That's a question for IndyCar", highlighting the distinction between the racing team and Penske Entertainment, which owns the IndyCar Series.

As the Indianapolis 500 looms, Penske assures fans and stakeholders that his team is committed to rectifying the process failures and communication gaps that led to this situation.

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