No. 3 Pennzoil Dallara/Chevrolet – Scott McLaughlin
Point Standings: 6th (-58 pts)
Race Rundown: Scott McLaughlin and the No. 3 Pennzoil Chevrolet team endured an up-and-down day in the 107th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon, finishing in the same 14th position where he started the event. Like his Team Penske teammates, McLaughlin had a strong opening stint that saw him move solidly into the top 10. As the race progressed, his No. 3 crew dialed in front wing adjustments on several pit stops as McLaughlin called for more downforce from the cockpit. As the race moved into its chaotic fourth period, the driver of the Pennzoil “Yellow Submarine” routinely found himself in unfortunate positions on several restarts, resulting in the loss of multiple positions. On the penultimate caution period of the day, McLaughlin was caught up in an incident triggered by the No. 5 of Pato O’Ward that slightly damaged his front wing. After INDYCAR-mandated repairs under the red flag, McLaughlin was forced to restart the race from the rear of the field. He was able to drive his was up to the 14th position at the checkered.
McLaughlin’s Thoughts: “It just didn’t seem like it was the Thirsty Three’s day today. We had a great car, and it’s always a privilege to drive the Pennzoil “Yellow Submarine” here at Indianapolis for Team Penske. Massive congratulations to Josef and his crew. He was a very determined driver all month and he deserved the win today. I’m sure I’ll get a chance to celebrate with him later.”