Penske close to finalizing 2025 IndyCar lineup

Team Penske president Tim Cindric expects to have the same lineup of new two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden, its 2018 Indy 500 and two-time series champion Will Power, and 2024 Indy polesitter Scott McLaughlin back and leading its three-car charge in 2025.

“I’d be surprised if anything changes,” Cindric told RACER.

Signing Newgarden to an extension has been Cindric’s main priority as the 33-year-old is in the final year of his current contract.

“We left Indy honestly just focusing on that, and once we were done there, then let’s get back to the details of how we put that together with Josef,” he added. “Honestly, I’m hoping here in the next day or two that we’re able to figure out the last couple of details. I think we’re really, really close. I’m actually going to try and work with him later today or tomorrow to try and get that thing wrapped up.”


If all goes according to plan, an announcement would be imminent.

“So hopefully, we’ll be in a position to say something publicly, whether it be this weekend or in the near future,” Cindric said. “We’re not there yet; still got a few details to work out, but I’m very confident that it’s all going to come together. It’s just a matter of getting it done.”

Story originally appeared on Racer