Porsche perfection provides to Penske’s legacy on the Brickyard
There was little doubt that Porsche Penske Motorsport got here into Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship TireRack.com Battle On the Bricks on a mission to win. For one factor, the No. 6 Porsche 963 squad with Mathieu Jaminet and Nick Tandy wanted a victory to get again into the combat for the championship; they bought it, and go into the finale in a digital three-way tie for the championship. For an additional, workforce proprietor Roger Penske has additionally owned the famed observe since 2020, so a one-two end is nearly anticipated.
However extra than simply proudly owning the observe is the Indy legacy that Penske has created. This primary sports activities automobile win on the Brickyard for Penske is his twenty ninth at Indianapolis, a report unmatched. It provides to 19 wins within the Indianapolis 500, the primary coming in 1972 with Mark Donohue and the latest this previous Could with Josef Newgarden. Then there are eight IndyCar Collection wins on the Indy street course and a Brickyard 400 NASCAR victory. It’s additionally Penske’s thirty fifth IMSA win.
“It was actually vital for us to get a one-two right here,” stated Matt Campbell, polesitter for the race and second-place finisher with Felipe Nasr within the No. 7 963. “This place is fairly particular to our workforce, so to have the ability to do that on, let’s say, our dwelling observe, is basically, actually particular. And clearly massive congrats to the . They did a fantastic race and it’s incredible for his or her championship. It’s a very, actually good place now for the workforce wanting into the ultimate race of the yr.”
Like Australian Campbell, Brit Tandy could not have grown up steeped in Indy 500 lore or eagerly anticipating the month of Could, however the that means of successful the primary GTP race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is actually not misplaced on him.
“That is Indianapolis. You recognize, it’s a world-renowned historic venue. The IMSA collection is a world-renowned historic race collection, so coming right into a venue like this, particularly for Porsche Penske Motorsport and all of the ties that Penske Company have with this place, is very large. It means an enormous quantity and the truth that workforce had a one-two makes it even sweeter.”