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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Scott Dixon fastest on the second day of Indianapolis 500 practice

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Scott Dixon was fastest on the second day of Indy 500 practice Thursday, turning a lap at 226.102 mph in his No. 9 Dallara-Honda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Takuma Sato was second, followed by Marco Andretti, Conor Daly and rookie Alex Palou.

The rest of the top 10 were: Colton Herta, Charlie Kimball, James Hinchcliffe, Fernando Alonso and James Davison.

THURSDAY PRACTICE: Click here for Day 2 speeds at Indianapolis

COMBINED SPEEDS: Click here for the overall speeds from the first two days

The session had one incident as Alonso crashed with just less than an hour left in the session. The Arrow McLaren SP driver was optimistic that the car could be repaired without a backup.

Among the other notables on the speed chart Thursday: Ryan Hunter-Reay (11th); Tony Kanaan (14th); Helio Castroneves (16th); Josef Newgarden (18th); Graham Rahal (19th); Will Power (23rd); Alexander Rossi (26th) and defending race winner Simon Pagenaud (27th).

Felix Rosenqvist (24th) and rookie Dalton Kellett turned the most laps (141) around the 2.5-mile oval.

Teams mostly focused on race setup Thursday as they will receive 80 extra horsepower in the “Fast Friday” practice that will feature speeds above 230 mph for qualifying Saturday and Sunday.

The Indy 500 will take place Aug. 23; coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on NBC with the green flag at 2:30 p.m.

HOW TO WATCH THE INDY 500 ON NBCDetails for the Aug. 23 race

DAILY INDY 500 SCHEDULEClick here for all on-track activity in August at Indy