DJR Team Penske has Reviews McLaughlin Speeding Penalty

December 20, 2017


GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA (December 20, 2017) – Officials from DJR Team Penske and members of the Virgin Australia Supercars technical staff met recently – at the request of the team – to review data related to the penalty issued to Scott McLaughlin at the Newcastle 500 for exceeding the pit lane speed limit.

DJR Team Penske tabled data that showed that the #17 car was not speeding in pit lane, as noted in a previous media release.

While both parties respect each other's position, the timing loops remain the best measurement method currently available to the judicial system for the rules to be enforced and policed in a timely and fair manner.

As stated previously, DJR Team Penske accepted that the outcome of the Championship cannot be altered, but the team felt it has a responsibility to seek clarity and to ensure the methods used to enforce pit lane speed limits going forward are as accurate as possible for all competitors.

About DJR Team Penske
DJR Team Penske is one of the most successful motorsports teams in Australia, with seven Australian Touring Car / Supercars Championships and three Bathurst 1000 victories. With the backing of the iconic Shell brand, the team will be known as the Shell V-Power Racing Team in 2017. Team Penske's U.S. motorsports entities are among the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, including NASCAR, INDYCAR and IMSA, the team has produced more than 470 major race wins, over 540 pole positions, 32 Championships and 16 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history.