Simon Pagenaud
Feb 14

IndyCar: Pagenaud Ready To Contend For Wins, Championship

Simon Pagenaud scored two wins in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

scored two wins in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Simon Pagenaud returns to for the 2014 Series season, where he will look to build on last season’s success and be a serious contender for the title in only his third full-time season.

The Frenchmen is coming off a career-best season which saw him score two victories – Detroit 2 and – and finish third in the championship standings, 69 points back from winner Scott Dixon.

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Feb 11

IndyCar: Catching Up With Simon Pagenaud

Simon Pagenaud waves to fans before the Grand Prix of Baltimore. (Photo: Getty Images)

waves to fans before the 2013 Grand Prix of . (Photo: Getty Images)

The metropolitan streets are deserted and dimly lit in the wee hours of the morning. Simon Pagenaud unlocks a warehouse door and opens an envelope that contains his classified mission: evaluate the 2015 Acura TLX prototype.

“It’s real James Bond stuff,” Pagenaud said of his role in a TV commercial he filmed in Los Angeles late last year.

The star is the car, but the Series driver, who enters his third full season with is pleased with his supporting role.

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Nov 24

IndyCar: Russian Driver Mikhail Aleshin Joins SPM For 2014 Season

Mikhail Aleshin will replace Tristan Vautier (pictured) next season at Schmidt Peterson Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

will replace Tristan Vautier (pictured) next season at Schmidt Peterson Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

has signed Russian driver Mikhail Aleshin for its second entry in 2014.

The 26-year-old Aleshin got his first seat time in an Indy car this week when he tested at Sebring International Raceway. He then put together a deal to be teammates next season with .

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Sep 1

Pagenaud Wins Crash-Filled Grand Prix Of Baltimore

Simon Pagenaud. (Photo: Getty Images)

. (Photo: Getty Images)

History will show that Simon Pagenaud won the 2013 Grand Prix of .

The lasting image of Sunday’s race, however, will be Scott Dixon stuck in his car against the wall after another unfortunate run-in with rival Will Power.

Pagenaud charged to the lead after a series of collisions involving several other contenders on the bumpy, challenging street course that runs through the middle of the city.

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Aug 8

Level 5 Drafts In Pagenaud, Gonzalez For Road America

Photo Credit: John Dagys

Photo Credit: John Dagys

With Ryan Briscoe still recovering from a broken wrist, has recruited a pair of former American Le Mans Series champions to bolster its driving strength for this weekend’s round at Road America.

SPEED has learned that and will rejoin the Scott Tucker-owned team for Sunday’s two-hour and 45-minute race, with the standout taking Briscoe’s seat in the No. 551 car and the newly crowned Le Mans LMP2 class winner joining P2 points leader Marino Franchitti in the No. 552 machine.

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