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Penske and Pagenaud draw first blood at the Brickyard

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Simon Pagenaud led a Penske 1-2 on the first day of testing for the 2018 Indy 500, edging out part-time team mate Helio Castroneves with 225.787 mph average lap.

An 11-time winner in IndyCar, the 33-year-old French driver won the series' title in 2016 but has yet to bring home the big one, a victory at the Brickyard.

Simon is in the right team to make it happen however, with Roger Penske dominating the stats at Indianapolis with a massive 16 wins as a team owner, the first of which was in 1972 with Mark Donohue.