Team Penske Statement Following Internal Review

May 7, 2024

MOORESVILLE, NC (May 7, 2024) – Following the penalties to the Team Penske INDYCAR team and drivers after Long Beach, Team Penske has completed an internal review. After a full and comprehensive analysis of the information, Team Penske has determined that there were significant failures in our processes and internal communications. As a result, Luke Mason (No. 2 Race Engineer) and Robbie Atkinson (Senior Data Engineer) will be suspended from Team Penske for the next two INDYCAR races including the Indianapolis 500. In addition, Ron Ruzewski (Managing Director, Team Penske INDYCAR) will also be suspended for these two races, along with Tim Cindric (President of Team Penske), who has accountability for all of Team Penske’s operations.

From Roger Penske:
“I recognize the magnitude of what occurred and the impact it continues to have on the sport to which I’ve dedicated so many decades. Everyone at Team Penske along with our fans and business partners should know that I apologize for the errors that were made and I deeply regret them.”

From Tim Cindric:
“For Ron and I as leaders of this team, it’s not about what we did, it’s about what we didn’t do. It is our responsibility to provide the Team and all our drivers with the right processes to ensure something like this can’t happen. For that, I apologize to Roger, our Team and everyone that supports us. Our number one job is to protect and enhance the reputation of our brand and that of those that support us. In that regard, as the overall leader, I failed, and I must raise my hand and be accountable with the others. This is a team, and in my position, it’s the right thing to do.”

For this weekend's Sonsio Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course event, the following Team Penske team members will fulfill the specific roles of the suspended individuals outlined above.

Jon Bouslog, No. 2 Team Race Strategist

Raul Prados, No. 2 Team Race Engineer

David Faustino, No. 12 Team Race Strategist (in addition to Team Race Engineer)

Paulo Trentini Filho, No. 12 Team Data Engineer