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SCOTT McLaughlin’s sublime sophomore season in the IndyCar Series has earnt him a long-term future in the United States.

Team Penske today confirmed it has signed the three-time Supercars champion to a new multi-year deal.

“Scott took a big gamble when he came to IndyCar, as he knew he would be leaving a series where he knew he could thrive for years to come,” said Team Penske president Tim Cindric.

“To see him have the success he has had so far has been really satisfying, as we were confident in his talent. We just didn’t know how long it would take for him to gain the confidence in himself.

“Scott has adjusted quickly and has already established himself as someone that can win at any track during one of the most competitive eras of IndyCar racing.

“He continues to be a great representative for our partners and he connects well with race fans all over the world. We are excited that he will continue to be part of the Team Penske legacy for years to come.”

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McLaughlin has won three races this season, including last weekend at Portland to keep himself just about in title contention as IndyCar heads to Laguna Seca this weekend for the decider.

Scott McLaughlin celebrating winning the 2019 Supercars Championship. Pic: Supercars

The 29-year-old is fifth overall but only 41 points behind Australian teammate Will Power.

“Team Penske has been such a huge part of my career, helping me get to where I’m at today, so I’m excited to continue racing with Roger (Penske), Tim and the entire team well into the future,” said McLaughlin.

“Getting a chance to move to the United States and chase my racing dream, driving in the IndyCar Series, is something that would not have been possible without Team Penske, so I’m forever grateful.

“I’ve had so many great moments with this team, from winning three Supercars Championships to winning the Bathurst 1000 to making my first IndyCar start.

“Now, we are competing at a high level, winning races and poles and even competing for the series championship. I can’t wait to see what the future holds with Team Penske.”

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