Power Acknowledges That it’s Not Great to Lose Two Important Team Members for the Upcoming Indy Races

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Power admits “it’s not ideal” losing two key personnel for Indy races

Team Penske recently faced repercussions from a push-to-pass scandal in the IndyCar Series, resulting in a two-race suspension for four members, including Ruzewski, Tim Cindric, and Robbie Atkinson. Atkinson’s absence is particularly impactful for Will Power, as he serves as the senior data engineer for Power’s No. 12 Chevrolet. With these suspensions, Power’s race engineer, Dave Faustino, is taking on additional strategy duties while Paulo Trentini Filho steps in for Atkinson.

Power acknowledges the adjustments and challenges resulting from these changes, noting Faustino’s transition to handling strategy alongside his existing responsibilities. Despite the disruption, Power emphasizes the team’s familiarity and adaptability, recognizing the experience they have racing together. However, he laments the absence of Ron, expressing appreciation for his calming presence and radio communication skills.

Team Penske, including Ruzewski, Cindric, and Atkinson, got suspended over a push-to-pass scandal.
Team Penske, including Ruzewski, Cindric, and Atkinson, got suspended over a push-to-pass scandal.

The impact of these changes will be felt immediately as Power competes in the upcoming race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. Power acknowledges the suboptimal circumstances but remains determined to make the best of the situation. Looking ahead to the prestigious Indianapolis 500 later in the month, Power remains cautiously optimistic, understanding the challenges posed by the personnel changes but expressing confidence in the team’s capabilities.

Regarding the suspension of Ruzewski and others, Power maintains a pragmatic perspective, acknowledging Roger Penske’s decision and the inevitability of the situation. Despite his lack of involvement in the push-to-pass controversy, Power accepts the consequences and ultimately focuses on moving forward with the resources available to him. At the same time, the suspensions present challenges for Team Penske, Power remains committed to performing his best under the circumstances.

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