It’s happy hour at Team Penske after Vegas sweep (VIDEO)

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We’re only a few days away from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series getting back to work at Bristol Motor Speedway, so Team Penske has a limited amount of time to celebrate Brad Keselowski’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup sweep this weekend at Las Vegas.

But as you can see in these team-issued Instagram videos, The Captain’s crew is making the most of that time.

Happy hour at Penske. Celebrating our Vegas Weekend. #NASCAR

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Of course, since this is Team Penske we’re talking about, this is a classy shindig and not a “take over the bar”-style rager.

We’ve got what appears to be an ample supply of chicken wings and Miller Lite (natch), a live cover band, and even an apparent dress code of blue shirts and black pants – although there are a few, including Keselowski himself, that don’t quite follow it.

Penske Racing president Tim Cindric also took part in the gathering, leading a proper toast.

Toast to Team Penske. Efforts Equal results. #NASCAR.

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Cheers to them all. It’s not every weekend you dominate like Penske did.

Racing world reacts to Danica Patrick’s Daytona, Indy double news

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Here’s a sampling of quotes and social media reaction to Danica Patrick’s news announced earlier Friday that this would be her last full-time season as a driver, and that she’ll race in the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 only in 2018.

This ends a full-time stretch in the top flights of NASCAR and IndyCar. She was in NASCAR from 2012 through 2017, and IndyCar from 2005 through 2011.

Her’s her own post on Twitter and Instagram.

Well…. 2018 Daytona 500 and Indy 500 here I come. 🙌🏼

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IMS President J. Douglas Boles

“We’re glad Danica plans to return to the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil next May,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “Her final career start will make what’s already shaping up to be a terrific Month of May even more interesting for our fans.

“It’s also fitting that Danica is wrapping up her career at the place and in the race where she became a household name and captured the world’s attention in 2005 – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500. We’re looking forward to seeing her back in an Indy car next May alongside all of the tremendous drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series.”

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