The New Zealander took one other step towards rising into a daily menace in 2023 after a career-best third within the IndyCar title race. Among the many prime performances of his season was an exciting battle versus Romain Grosjean at Barber Motorsports Park, the place McLaughlin surged late to victory.
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The combat was made all of the extra intense after the 2 crashed whereas in a turf battle for the win at St Petersburg the month prior. The Group Penske pilot ended his third full-time 12 months within the collection with one win, three runner-ups and one pole (plus one misplaced to a penalty).
He additionally delivered a monster ultimate stint to catapult Tower Motorsports to LMP2 victory on the Sebring 12 Hours.
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Barber winner McLaughlin led the cost of the Penske drivers in 2023, transferring as much as third within the ultimate standings as Newgarden’s type capitulated