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What is a Push to Pash in Indycar? Team Penske Fires Team President and Other Top Brass

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Push to Pass is a feature used in the IndyCar series that provides a temporary boost in power to IndyCar race cars. When activated, the driver presses a button on the steering wheel, which increases the car’s horsepower for a short period.

The system works by closing a wastegate on the car’s exhaust, which builds up exhaust gas pressure. This increased pressure causes the supercharger to spin faster, resulting in more fresh air forced into the engine and increased horsepower. Recently, Team Penske faced a cheating scandal in IndyCar.

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Team President Tim Cindric and other key personnel were suspended for two races due to their roles in the scandal. The scandal involved violations related to the use of Push to Pass, but it’s essential to note that Chevrolet (the engine supplier for Team Penske) denied any wrongdoing by its employees. The scandal has caused quite a stir in the IndyCar community, and investigations are ongoing.

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Penske said: “I recognise 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.”

Theo Pourchaire “Tired Mentally” after IndyCar test at Missouri

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Theo Pourchaire, the 2023 Formula 2 champion, recently had his initiation to ovals with a test at the track formerly known as Gateway near St. Louis, Missouri. The 20-year-old Frenchman, who had only made his series debut last month with an 11th-place effort on the Streets of Long Beach, California, took to the 1.25-mile oval and managed to complete an impressive 110 laps on the day.

Pourchaire was aided by his teammate Alexander Rossi, who helped shake down the No. 6 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet. Additionally, Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner and the team’s sporting director, was also on-site to provide guidance and support.

In an interview, Pourchaire expressed his feelings about the experience. He said, “I’m really happy (but) really tired mentally as well because it’s going super quick.” Pourchaire emphasized the challenge of racing on an oval, where small mistakes can have significant consequences. “You don’t want to do a mistake on a track like this. If you do a small mistake, you can end up in the wall,” he added.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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