Team Penske eSports INDYCAR Race Report - Homestead

March 25, 2021

Team Penske eSports INDYCAR iRacing Challenge Race Report

Track:                  Virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway
Race:                   Race No. 2
Date:                   March 25, 2021

No. 12 Verizon 5G Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power

Start: 15th
Finish: 13th
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 100/100

No. 22 Menards Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

Start: 12th
Finish: 14th
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 100/100


In what amounted to a fuel-mileage race in the second INDYCAR iRacing Challenge event of the season at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud employed different strategies to finish 13th and 14th, respectively.

Both Team Penske eSports drivers started outside the top 10 for the 100-mile race on the popular 1.5-mile oval. However, they were able to race their way into the top 10 at various points just before halfway.

Pagenaud elected to undercut his second pit stop of the day while Power tried to make it to the end on one stop, only to be forced to visit pit road for fuel with only a couple laps remaining as the race featured no caution periods to help fuel consumption.

The third and final event of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge will take place on the historic Sebring International Raceway – which won a fan vote over Kentucky Speedway – next Thursday, April 1.