After learning the intricacies of competing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES (NICS) during his rookie season of 2021, Scott McLaughlin and the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet team enjoyed a breakout year in 2022. With support from Pennzoil, DEX Imaging, Gallagher, Good Ranchers, Snap-on, Sonsio, XPEL and Freightliner, McLaughlin and his team delivered for Team Penske and its partners by producing three race victories, three pole positions and a fourth-place finish in the series championship standings. The strong sophomore season has McLaughlin well positioned for another championship run with the No. 3 Chevy team for 2023.

McLaughlin opened the 2022 campaign in grand fashion with a win and his first NTT P1 Pole Award on the streets of St. Petersburg to lead the NICS standings for the first time in his career. After an early summer stretch brought some challenges, McLaughlin got back on track to earn his second win of the season at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in July to score his 50th career victory for Team Penske. Another victory and pole position sweep in the penultimate race of the year at Portland International Raceway vaulted McLaughlin back into the top five in the standings and a chance at the championship in the season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. A sixth-place finish at Laguna Seca propelled McLaughlin to fourth place in the series standings to close out the 2022 season.

One of the most successful racers in the history of Australian Supercars, McLaughlin jumped at the chance to move to the United States and compete full-time for Team Penske in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2021. Racing the No. 3 Chevrolet, McLaughlin overcame the expected obstacles that come with learning a new discipline to produce a solid debut INDYCAR season. After solid finishes of 14th and 11th in the first two races of the 2021 INDYCAR season at Barber Motorsports Park and on the streets of St. Petersburg, McLaughlin opened some eyes with an impressive second-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in his first start on an oval track. Following a challenging stretch of race results during the summer months, McLaughlin and the No. 3 Chevrolet team closed the season strong with another top-five finish at World Wide Technology Raceway and a top-10 result at Portland International Raceway. He then wrapped up top rookie honors in the series with good performances at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and on the streets of Long Beach. The talented New Zealander outscored the other high-profile first-year drivers to capture the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year Award, as McLaughlin became the first Team Penske driver to win the honor since its inception in 1979.