Kyle Busch crosses 10,000 laps led in Sprint Cup career at Dover

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Already in position to pull off a NASCAR weekend sweep at Dover International Speedway, Kyle Busch has reached a major milestone early on in today’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.

After leading the first 28 laps of today’s race, the “Rowdy” One became the 15th driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history to lead more than 10,000 laps in a career.

“It’s pretty neat anytime we’re able to set records, break records – however you want to say it,” Busch said going into this weekend about the prospect of eclipsing this mark.

“It’s always fun. It just means you’re accomplishing things in the sport, various things in the sport. There are a lot of things I want to accomplish, still, that I haven’t.

“Whatever things come along that way, that we’re able to accomplish, is awesome, it’s fun, it’s great. It means you are a namesake in the sport and that hopefully things continue to go down that path. Whether it stops at 10,000 or not, I doubt it will, so hopefully we just keep going.”

Busch has had a stellar weekend so far at the Monster Mile with wins in the Camping World Truck Series and in the Nationwide Series.

Now, with his new milestone in hand, he’s seeking to add a Sprint Cup win this afternoon and replicate his tripleheader (Truck, Nationwide, Cup) sweep at Bristol back in 2010.

Penske, DXC Technology continue on Pagenaud’s IndyCar

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Team Penske and DXC Technology will renew their partnership for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. DXC joined Penske in 2017, serving as a primary sponsor for six races on Simon Pagenaud’s No. 1 Team Penske Chevrolet.

In re-upping with Penske, DXC will again adorn Pagenaud’s entry – switching back to the No. 22 in 2018, with teammate Josef Newgarden carrying the champion’s No. 1 – for six races, the first being the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in April.

“Team Penske is excited to grow the partnership with DXC Technology for 2018,” said team owner Roger Penske via a release. “This is a technology-dependent sport and we were able to integrate DXC into our INDYCAR program this season and we will be ready to take our performance, and hopefully our results, to the next level with them in 2018.”

Pagenaud echoed Penske’s sentiments, adding that team and sponsor share a common philosophy that drives them forward. ““I enjoyed working with DXC Technology and representing their brand this past season. DXC Technology shares a similar philosophy with us at Team Penske, which is to strive for excellence. We are very proud to work together relentlessly toward further limits in our respective industries. We were excited to get a win with them in Sonoma and everyone at Team Penske wants to build on that as we welcome them back for 2018.”

DXC president, chairman, and CEO Mike Lawrie also highlighted Penske’s reputation as a point of interest to continue their partnership.

“Our partnership with Team Penske provides a great opportunity for DXC Technology,” said Lawrie. “Performance and reputation make Team Penske the type of organization with which we want to align. Like us, they strive for excellence in everything they do and work diligently to provide value for both sides of the relationship.”

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The DXC partnership extension is one of several Team Penske has announced in recent weeks, which are as follows on the IndyCar program:

  • REV Group, a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicle brands serving the commercial, fire and emergency and recreational markets, will continue as a full-season associate sponsor on the No. 1 of Josef Newgarden and the No. 3 of Helio Castroneves during the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 during the month of May.
  • Fitzgerald Glider Kits, North America’s leading truck glider kit assembler, will also continue as an associate sponsor with a presence on Newgarden’s No. 1 Chevrolet throughout next season.
  • Miller Lite, Discount Tire, Alliance Truck Parts, Wurth Group and Auto Club of Southern California and AAA have extended with Team Penske’s NASCAR programs.

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