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Scott McLaughlin Returning to Penske in Multi-Year Extension

Scott McLaughlin will return to Team Penske in the NTT IndyCar Series past 2022 in a multi-year extension, the team announced Sept. 7.

In two full-time seasons in the IndyCar Series, McLaughlin has garnered three wins (all coming this season), 10 top fives and 16 top 10s.

This season alone, in addition to those three victories, McLaughlin has eight top fives and 11 top 10s, sitting fifth in the points, 41 points back of teammate and championship leader Will Power – heading into the season finale at Laguna Seca.

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“Scott took a big gamble when he came to IndyCar, as he knew he would be leaving a series where he knew he could thrive for years to come,” Penske team president Tim Cindric said in a release. “To see him have the success he has had so far has been really satisfying, as we were confident in his talent. We just didn’t know how long it would take for him to gain the confidence in himself.  Scott has adjusted quickly and has already established himself as someone that can win at any track during one of the most competitive eras of INDYCAR racing.

“He continues to be a great representative for our partners, and he has connected well with race fans all over the world. We are excited that he will continue to be part of the Team Penske legacy for years to come.”

“Team Penske has been such a huge part of my career, helping me get to where I’m at today, so I’m excited to continue racing with Roger (Penske, team owner), Tim and the entire team well into the future,” McLaughlin added. “Getting a chance to move to the United States and chase my racing dream, driving in the IndyCar Series, is something that would not have been possible without Team Penske, so I’m forever grateful. I’ve had so many great moments with this team, from winning three Supercars Championships to winning the Bathurst 1000 to making my first IndyCar start. Now, we are competing at a high level, winning races and poles and even competing for the series championship. I can’t wait to see what the future holds with Team Penske.”

The exact length of McLaughlin’s extension was not announced.

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