Your privacy is safe with us. Team Penske is utilising its relationship with sponsor Hitachi to make the paddock just a little bit safer. There’s a hand washing verification technology that utilises smart video to ensure a person washed his hands for the appropriate amount of time and with the appropriate supplies. “It doesn't compare to the 500,” Power said. ET (NBC), Oct. 25, St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s pure racing. A thermal camera connected to a monitor is organised on a wheeled cart that’s overseen by a socially distanced health official. It was a perfect time of the year that traditionally celebrates “homecoming” at college campuses and high schools throughout America. This year’s INDYCAR Harvest GP was added to the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule after it was revised amid the COVID-19 pandemic. IndyCar CEO Mark Miles: Future to see third constructor, dig... MILLER: Saluting an IndyCar feel-good story, MILLER: Nashville is music to IndyCar's ears. 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When it comes to Penske specifically, Hitachi Vantara has provided the team with thermal scanning technology that can immediately identify someone’s temperature to ensure they aren’t feverish — one of the many signs of COVID-19. As for Team Penske’s current three-car lineup, nobody is going anywhere, which pretty much knocks Herta out of the picture. Then, they’re able to send a real-time alert if they detect an elevated body temperature, and that gets recorded in the system, so they know which entrance or area this was detected. This still felt pretty sweet. ET with the green flag scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The doubleheader contests on Friday and Saturday and the Indianapolis 8 Hour sports car race Sunday at 10 a.m. Power, who will turn 40 on March 1 (six days before the 2021 IndyCar season begins at St. Pete), said he “would totally agree” with the theory. His 39th career victory tied him with Al Unser for fifth on the series’ all time list (three behind Michael Andretti). 1 Hitachi Chevrolet), Simon Pagenaud (No. It was cool to put a Penske car in victory lane, especially with everything that Roger has put in this year, how difficult and trying it's been. However, both of these moves would have required Team Penske to shift from a three-car team to a four-car team, and team president Tim Cindric has been against the idea of running four cars on a full-time basis pretty much ever since the team dropped their fourth car after the 2017 season. All rights reserved. Newgarden’s car will carry No. “I wish it was last month, I should say, month and a half ago for the 500. In addition, it will be fun to watch Scott McLaughlin get acclimated to driving an Indy car. Today, that’s not the case in most places that have security cameras. He has 57 career poles, averaging 4.9 per season since becoming a full-time Team Penske driver in 2010. “I think it’s a good age,” he said. “You have a lot of references for that,” he said. And I’ve lost none of that, and I’ve just gained race experience. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES had its own version of homecoming this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But once we evolve past the simple ability to keep people safe, he also believes racing could benefit from more of this technology. “I feel like I could be this quick until 45, honestly,” Power told NBC Sports this week. He cut another eight points off Dixon’s lead Saturday after he finished fourth and Dixon finished eighth. Indeed, Hitachi Vantara has introduced other technologies in response to the pandemic. (Interestingly, Newgarden and Pagenaud each have 14 career wins in the series.) 2 Team Penske Chevrolet for the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway). There are 3D lidar cameras that can detect whether or not social distancing is happening in a certain area. With all things considered, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power are all set to drive for Team Penske in the 2020 IndyCar season, and Colton Herta is set to be driving elsewhere, albeit an undetermined destination at this point. After a 1-2 championship finish at an Indiana go-kart track last week, Power practiced (but didn’t race) one of the WPK chassis this week in a regional event at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, that is popular with the NASCAR industry. So what Team Penske is working with is only one of the incipient steps of what this software can do — but it suggests we might have one hell of a cool future at the track. 3 Pennzoil Chevrolet for the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge), Scott McLaughlin (No. And with 61 career pole positions, he seems destined to break Mario Andretti’s mark of 67, especially given that Power has lost no appetite for learning. INDIANAPOLIS – The air was crisp; the nights cool with a Harvest Moon shining from the night’s sky. A real-time pop-up will let them know that their temperature is elevated, and health officials at the event can take next steps, whether that’s double checking a temperature or issuing a rapid-response COVID-19 test. Bean is quick to note that, within Hitachi Vantara, data and its access is highly regulated: With video, we can pixelate the footage so the personal data can’t be seen, or we can colour map it so you just can’t see who the people are. This is the final entry in a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for Friday through Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. Among drivers participating in this week’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Sebastien Bourdais has 34 career poles, Scott Dixon 26 and Pagenaud 13. Today's featured organization: Team Penske. Winning the Indianapolis 500 and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship with two different drivers, while placing all three entries in the top five, demonstrates the depth of our team. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on All Racing and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. “You can just turn up yourself with the kart in the back of your trailer, run it yourself completely and win races,” Power said. Want your voice heard? “Having fans here is terrific,” Penske said. For 2020, Team Penske will compete in the NTT IndyCar Series, the NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This year’s INDYCAR Harvest GP was added to the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule after it was revised amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 12 Verizon Chevrolet), Helio Castroneves (No. “Look, we’re in it with a shot. Keep An Eye On This: Power is coming off two wins in the final four races of 2019 and will be motivated after finishing outside the top three in points for only the second time in the last six years. And there’s the consumer level, which is one that Bean seems particularly excited about. Team Penske swept both races of the INDYCAR Harvest GP presented by GMR with defending NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Josef Newgarden starting second and winning on Friday. Go-karts appeal to Power because they mitigate the impact of aerodynamics, financing and rule-bending. And a lot of other personal performance metrics also show no dropoff for Power, who believes his physical conditioning melds with his razor-sharp reflexes and ever-growing experience to maximize his ability. The No. Lidar could provide a database of information with which to analyse race day crowds. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. March 26, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, March 26, 2020 – The Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) announced today. McLaughlin raced in Australia, winning his second consecutive Virgin Australia Supercars Championship along with the prestigious Bathurst 1000. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Power, the 2014 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, champ and 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner, will compete in his 12th season with Team Penske in 2020 and he continues to produce at a … At 39, Team Penske driver Will Power says his skill and physical conditioning remain strong, and his experience makes him better than ever in IndyCar. He has podium finishes in three of the past five races (including victories at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway GP) heading into the Oct. 25 season finale at St. Petersburg, Florida. I just wish we were in a little closer position.". You just get better at all those things. This news does not eliminate the possibility of the team fielding four cars in next year’s Indianapolis 500. We’re excited to have three series champions returning to our team along with the opportunity to win the Indianapolis 500 with Helio (Castroneves) for a fourth time. “Now that Roger owns it, I've had a good relationship with Roger for 12 years that I've been in the team, was very happy with how the 500 went for us this year, that our team cars win two races this weekend.”. The doubleheader contests on Friday and Saturday and the Indianapolis 8 Hour sports car race Sunday at 10 a.m. For the Australian who has won in every season dating to 2008, the numbers have been trending in the right direction recently. If not, their image will be red. It also lets the track know how to adequately man concessions stations. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way a lot of folks interact with the world around them, and that’s had a big impact on the racing world. 2 Western Star/Alliance Parts … “I don’t even know, maybe you can be this fast until 50. It can also help evaluate the best way to design a public space to guarantee social distancing. As far as on the rowing machine, 5K runs. Power, with 37 victories, can tie Al Unser for fifth place on the sport’s all-time wins list with two more. Bean notes that it’s just one step forward, but it’s still a step closer to preventing the spread of the virus. Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. INDYCAR FINALE: 2:30 p.m. And you also have numbers on the hand-eye (coordination) that you do for training as well. All Contents © 2020 Team Penske. What’s New for 2020: The presence of McLaughlin is the most high-profile addition. Over the course of its 54-year history, the team has also earned 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win, overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with a win in Australia's legendary Bathurst 1000 race.
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