Biography

Coming off one of the best seasons and the biggest win of his career, Simon Pagenaud returns to compete in the No. 22 Menards/DXC Technology Dallara/Chevrolet for Team Penske in 2020.

Pagenaud won the 2019 Indianapolis 500 in dominant fashion as he produced Team Penske’s record 18th victory at the “greatest spectacle in racing.” Pagenaud also earned wins at the INDYCAR Grand Prix in Indianapolis and on the streets of Toronto last season along with four podium finishes and three pole positions as he finished as series runner up. Since Pagenaud joined Team Penske in 2015, he has earned 10 wins, 13 pole positions and the 2016 IndyCar Series Championship. The native of Montmorillon, France has finished among the top six contenders in the championship standings in seven of his eight full-time INDYCAR seasons. In 2019, he fought for the championship with teammate Josef Newgarden down to the closing laps in the final race at Laguna Seca before he finished second in the standings.

One of the most consistent and productive drivers competing in the IndyCar Series, Pagenaud drove into this record books last season as he became the first Frenchman to win the Indianapolis 500 in 99 years. The victory completed the most dominant month of May in series history as Pagenaud won on the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, then claimed the Indy 500 pole position before leading 116 laps en route to winning the historic race.