Our TeamDEX Driver Scott McLaughlin earned his first INDYCAR victory at the 2022 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, starting from pole position and leading the race decisively throughout. The No. 3 DEX Imaging Chevy was quick in both practice sessions before setting a track record in qualifying. With race strategist Kyle Moyer keeping his driver in the game, the team held off defending series champion Alex Palou to bring home the 599th all-time victory for Team Penske.
“This is unbelievable. Thank you to Roger Penske and everyone who put their faith in me… DEX Imaging for jumping on board and trusting me, and Roger Penske and Tim Cindric giving me the opportunity to come here. I miss my mom and dad dearly and my family. It was crazy. I really struggled those last couple laps to keep my head to save fuel and all that stuff. We did it. Chevy gave us the fuel mileage. The drivability this weekend has been a big change. To win DEX Imaging’s home race is unreal. I love you Australia and New Zealand. I miss you guys and thinking of all you guys in the Queensland with all the floods at the moment. I just can’t believe this!”
We’re very proud of Scott and all he has accomplished so far, and can’t wait to see what he can do next. Congratulations Scott!
To find out more about Scott McLaughlin, visit his page on the Team Penske website.