The Penske Files: Who’s the Penske prankster and taking Chase beards to an extreme

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It’s been a few weeks since we last brought you an edition of the wildly popular (okay, maybe mildly popular) Penske Files.

So to “celebrate” the continuation of the series, today we bring you not one, but two of the latest editions of Penske Files.

The first video is appropriately labeled “Who is the Penske prankster?”

Hint: it rhymes (kinda) with “Olio,” which means a variety act or show or miscellaneous collection of items.

And then there’s the latest edition.

You’ve heard of Chase for the Sprint Cup grids?

Well, how about Chase beards – and how some Team Penske employees may be taking the no-shave-until-we-win-the-championship to an extreme level.

Oh boy, did they ever … or we should say, oh girl, did they ever. You’ll see what we mean when you get to the end of the video. Eww.

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MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has second surgery on fractured arm

MotoGP Marc Marquez second surgery
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Defending MotoGP series champion Marc Marquez underwent a second surgery Monday after a titanium plate inserted in his fractured right arm sustained damage. The Repsol Honda Team said in a statement that it’ll be two days before the recovery period is determined.

Marquez was injured during a crash in the July 19 season opener. He underwent an initial surgery July 21 in Barcelona, and doctors said there was no nerve damage.

The eight-time champion was cleared to race in the season’s second event Jerez. But Marquez decided to skip the July 26 race after experiencing discomfort while riding the No. 93 bike in a July 25 practice.

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He had planned to race in Sunday’s grand prix at the Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic in hopes of returning to defend his title. His status for Sunday apparently will be unclear until at least Wednesday.

In a statement Monday, the team said the titanium plate in Marquez’s right arm successfully was replaced after stress accumulation. Marquez will stay in the hospital for two days recovering.

Dr Xavier Mir, who performed the surgery at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus, said in the release that “Marc Marquez underwent surgery 13 days ago and today he returned to the operating room. The first operation was successful, what was not expected was that the plate was insufficient. An accumulation of stress in the operated area has caused the plate to suffer some damage, so today the titanium plate has been removed and replaced by a new fixation.

“The rider has not felt pain during this period. He has always followed the medical advice given and the feeling from his body. Unfortunately, an overstress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time.”