McLaughlin, Penske signal multi-year contract extension
McLaughlin, who scored his third win of the season final Sunday at Portland, arrives on the 2022 season finale at Laguna Seca mendacity fifth within the championship and nonetheless mathematically in title competition. He has made an enormous leap in efficiency this 12 months, for whereas he received the 2021 Rookie of the Yr honors, the three-time Supercars champion was solely 14th general.
Crew Penske president Tim Cindric mentioned: “Scott took a giant gamble when he got here to IndyCar, as he knew he could be leaving a collection the place he knew he might thrive for years to return.
“To see him have the success he has had to this point has been actually satisfying, as we had been assured in his expertise. We simply didn’t understand how lengthy it might take for him to achieve the arrogance in himself.
“Scott has adjusted rapidly and has already established himself as somebody that may win at any monitor throughout one of the crucial aggressive eras of IndyCar racing. He continues to be an ideal consultant for our companions and connects nicely with race followers everywhere in the world. We’re excited that he’ll proceed to be a part of the Crew Penske legacy for years to return.”
McLaughlin, who racked up 56 wins for DJR Crew Penske in Supercars, mentioned: “Crew Penske has been such an enormous a part of my profession, serving to me get to the place I’m at immediately, so I’m excited to proceed racing with Roger [Penske], Tim and your complete staff nicely into the long run.
“Getting an opportunity to maneuver to america and chase my racing dream, driving within the IndyCar Collection, is one thing that might not have been doable with out Crew Penske, so I’m without end grateful. I’ve had so many nice moments with this staff, from successful three Supercars Championships to successful the Bathurst 1000 to creating my first IndyCar begin.
“Now, we’re competing at a excessive degree, successful races and poles and even competing for the collection championship. I can’t wait to see what the long run holds with Crew Penske.”