Column: Penske dominates season of promise for IndyCar

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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) It was the year of Roger Penske in IndyCar. No team came close to stopping Team Penske's march to the top of the standings.

When the checkered flag fell Sunday on the 2016 season, Penske drivers celebrated with their 10th victory of the year and a 1-2-3 finish in the final IndyCar standings. The last time a team swept the season standings was in 1994 by another Penske group: Al Unser Jr., Emerson Fittipaldi and Paul Tracy.

This trio of Simon Pagenaud, Will Power and Helio Castroneves couldn't be touched this season as the entire organization was determined to forget its failure a year ago while giving the boss the gift of an IndyCar championship in the 50th anniversary season of Team Penske.


IndyCar Leaders: Points
1 S.Pagenaud 659 5
2 W.Power 532 4
3 H.Castroneves 504 0
4 J.Newgarden 502 1
5 G.Rahal 484 1
6 S.Dixon 477 2
7 T.Kanaan 461 0
8 J.Montoya 433 1
9 C.Kimball 433 0
10 C.Munoz 432 0
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