until Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League


Podcast: McLaren's shock split and Penske's scandal

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until Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League

Two of the biggest IndyCar stories in recent memory sandwiching a race weekend give The Race IndyCar Podcast a lot to get into this week.

Jack Benyon and co-host JR Hildebrand give their thoughts on the scandal engulfing the series last week as Penske's Josef Newgarden and Scott McLaughlin were disqualified from the season opener for illegal push to pass use.

McLaughlin rebounded in the perfect way to give Penske victory last weekend at Barber and the episode breaks down how he did it, as at one point it his seemingly unassailable lead was taken away from him.

The situation surrounding David Malukas being dropped by Arrow McLaren is also addressed as he exits the team without having started a race and without a publicised recovery time for his handy injury. How the situation has been handled and what is next for Malukas and McLaren forms part of the discussion.

Plus there’s chat about McLaren’s tough start to the year, its old driver Felix Rosenqvist having a top 10 in every race for Meyer Shank and being ahead of Pato O’Ward in the championship, and how a rejuvenated Colton Herta has jumped into an early points lead.

You can contact the show with questions (in a voicenote, if you prefer) and suggestions, via our email address: podcasts@the-race.com.

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