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Pagenaud Joins Team Penske For 2015

When Simon Pagenaud returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next May to defend his title at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, he’ll do so with a new team.

Team Penske announced on Monday that Pagenaud will drive the team’s fourth car for 2015, joining Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Pagenaud won four races in three years with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports including the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the reconfigured IMS road course on May 10.

“Simon Pagenaud is a very talented, focused and determined driver,” team owner Roger Penske said. “We know how tough he has been to compete with over the last few seasons and we are very happy to welcome him to Team Penske starting in 2015. With Simon coming on board to join Will, Helio and Juan, we feel we have four drivers very capable of winning on any given weekend and four guys who are legitimate championship contenders.”

Pagenaud, 30, signed a multi-year agreement. His racing experience prior to the Verizon IndyCar Series includes the Champ Car Atlantic Series title as a rookie in 2006 and the American Le Mans Series sports car LMP1 crown in 2010.

“Getting a chance to race for Team Penske is almost like a dream to me,” Pagenaud said. “I have always admired the team and everything that Roger Penske has accomplished in racing. I am so excited to become a part of Team Penske and I can’t wait for the 2015 season to start.”

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