Mazak Corporation, a Penske Racing technical sponsor, congratulates Team Penske and driver Juan Pablo Montoya on their outstanding performances at this year’s Indy 500 on Sunday, May 24, in Indianapolis. Montoya took the checkered flag, and his win marks a record-setting 16th victory at the Indy 500 for Team Penske.
This year’s Indy 500 win is the second for Montoya, and it joins the many highlights of his second season driving the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet. Completing the 1-2 Team Penske punch in Indianapolis, Will Power in the Team Penske No. 1 Verizon Chevy crossed the finish line just 0.1046 of a second behind Montoya to clench second place. And Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves, three-time Indy 500 winner in the No. 3 Shell V-Power Nitro+ Chevy, and Simon Pagenaud in the No. 22 Avaya Team Penske car both finished strong within the top 10 of the field.
Roger Penske’s Penske Racing is the winningest team in Indy 500 history and relies on Mazak machine tool technology. With the equipment, the team produces highly engineered components that must quickly go from design to the racetrack and give the team a competitive advantage.
“We are extremely honored to be one of Penske Racing’s key technical partners,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “Knowing that our machine tool technology helps Juan Pablo Montoya, as well as all the other Penske team drivers, beat out the competition instills a true sense of pride in all of us here at Mazak.”
Mazak has been a Penske Racing sponsor since 1994, and the Mazak logo can be seen on all of the IndyCar mirrors, as well as on the NASCAR Series cars.
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