Shell V-Power Racing Team

DJR Team Penske

Biography

Founded
1981
Headquarters
Stapylton, QLD
Best championship result
1st (1981-82, 1984, 1988-89, 1995, 2010, 2018-19)
Best Bathurst Result
1st (1981, 1989, 1994, 2019)
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DJR Team Penske has established itself as a powerhouse of the sport in the past three years.

It followed its 2017 Supercars teams' championship with a hard-fought maiden title for star driver Scott McLaughlin in 2018.

McLaughlin and the team stepped up to a whole new level last year, winning a record 18 races to blow the field away.

The achievements have followed the Ford squad being resurrected by Team Penske buying into Dick Johnson’s legendary outfit late in 2014.

DJR won seven drivers’ titles over the course of more than three decades; five for Johnson and one each for John Bowe and James Courtney, whose 2010 crown was the last before Penske's arrival.

With Penske having celebrated his 50th anniversary in motorsport in 2016, his outfit remains an IndyCar powerhouse and has tasted success in NASCAR and sportscar racing.

McLaughlin's crown capped a stellar 2018 in which it won the Indy 500 with Australian Will Power, the NASCAR Cup Series with Joey Logano and claimed its 1000th race win.

McLaughlin has since edged nearer towards the American pathway, completing IndyCar tests with Team Penske over the off-season.

The DJR Team Penske partnership has made major progress since its formative days, returning to two cars in 2016 when Fabian Coulthard arrived alongside incumbent Scott Pye.

McLaughlin and technical mastermind Ludo Lacroix were recruited for 2017, when the squad grabbed its first race wins and the teams' title.

After a near-miss to Jamie Whincup in 2017, McLaughlin made amends 12 months later in Newcastle when he won the '18 championship.

Fittingly, given McLaughlin races Johnson's famous #17, it was the 17th and last crown for Ford's Falcon in Supercars.

Shell V-Power Racing played a pivotal role in developing the Mustang that entered the series in 2019 to replace it.

Drivers

Scott McLaughlin

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Fabian Coulthard

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Team Cars

Ford Mustang
Scott McLaughlin
Ford Mustang
Fabian Coulthard
Key Members
Team Owners
Roger Penske, Dick Johnson, Ryan Story
Team Principal
Ryan Story
Engineer #12
Mark Fenning
Engineer #17
Richard Harris
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