Energy, Workforce Penske share honors at IndyCar’s Victory Lap celebration
Will Energy and Workforce Penske stepped into the highlight once more because the 2022 NTT IndyCar Sequence champions Saturday evening in the course of the Victory Lap Celebration on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
Energy clinched his second collection championship with a third-place end within the No. 12 Verizon Workforce Penske Chevrolet final Sunday on the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. He gained his first title in 2014 with Workforce Penske.
Australia native Energy prevailed by 16 factors over teammate Josef Newgarden, delivering Workforce Penske its record-extending seventeenth IndyCar championship. Workforce Penske President Tim Cindric accepted the Championship Proprietor Award.
Newgarden and Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing additionally have been saluted for ending second and third, respectively, within the standings.
Energy led the 2022 season with 5 NTT P1 Awards for pole, incomes the NTT P1 Award as one of the best qualifier of the season. It’s the fifth time in his profession he has gained this award. Energy additionally made historical past final weekend by successful his 68th profession pole, breaking a tie with fellow legend Mario Andretti for the all-time IndyCar collection report.
Workforce Penske’s technical crew additionally was honored with two awards. Kyle Moyer gained the Workforce Supervisor of the 12 months Award for the fifth time. It’s the sixth time a Workforce Penske govt has gained. Pennzoil offered Trevor Lacasse with the Chief Mechanic of the 12 months for the primary time, the sixth time a Workforce Penske mechanic has earned this award.
Energy’s No. 12 Verizon Workforce Penske crew additionally gained the Firestone Pit Efficiency Award for incomes essentially the most cumulative Pit Cease Efficiency Award factors in the course of the 2022 season.
Workforce Penske drivers Energy, Newgarden and Scott McLaughlin delivered 9 of Chevrolet’s series-leading 11 victories this season, serving to Chevy win the Producer Award for the seventh time because it returned to the collection in 2012 and the primary time since 2017. Jim Danahy, U.S. vp, Competitors Motorsports Engineering for Chevrolet, accepted the award on behalf of his crew.
Christian Lundgaard was honored because the 2022 NTT IndyCar Sequence Rookie of the 12 months. Lundgaard, from Denmark, scored one podium end, two top-five finishes and 7 top-10s within the No. 30 Honda fielded by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. He edged David Malukas of Dale Coyne Racing with HMD by 18 factors within the standings for first-year collection drivers.
Success in Indy Lights Offered by Cooper Tires additionally was honored this yr on the Victory Lap, as in 2022 IndyCar took over execution and promotion of the collection that gives the final step of preparation for drivers aspiring to race within the NTT IndyCar Sequence.
Linus Lundqvist was honored as champion after a dominant season for HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing. Lundqvist, from Sweden, gained a series-high 5 races within the No. 26 HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing entry and clinched the Lights championship with a race to spare, ending with a 92-point benefit over Sting Ray Robb.
Lundqvist additionally acquired a portray representing his 2022 championship season created by famous motorsports artist Jim Swintal, additionally a longtime IndyCar race official. Swintal has painted these works for Lights champions yearly since 1991.
Andretti Autosport teammates Robb and Matthew Brabham additionally have been honored for ending second and third, respectively, within the standings.
HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing homeowners Henry and Daiva Malukas accepted an honor for his or her championship-winning crew this season in Lights.
Hunter McElrea acquired the Rookie of the 12 months Award in Indy Lights. McElrea, from New Zealand, drove to 2 victories, seven podium finishes and three poles within the No. 27 Andretti Autosport entry en path to ending fourth within the collection standings.
Newgarden and Lundqvist additionally acquired the AiM Sports activities Transfer Award for his or her respective collection, offered to the driving force judged to have made essentially the most dramatic move of the yr.