Will Power isn’t going anywhere. The defending NTT INDYCAR Series champion will remain at Team Penske for the foreseeable future. The 42-year-old announced on Friday that he signed a contract extension to keep him in the No. 12 Dallara-Chevrolet for multiple years.
Power’s current contract, signed in April of 2021, ends at the end of this season, however, the new deal should last at least the next two seasons with an option for 2026. At that point, Power would be 45-year-old entering the 2026 campaign.
In saying that, just 11 times has someone won the title at 41 years of age or older. Three drivers were 42. One was 43 and four more were 44. No one was 45 while two drivers won at 46.
Among the drivers to be crowned a champion at 41 years old and up, only two came since 1990, with one of which being Power last season.
Verizon just signed a long-term renewal this season as well.
Also, this deal sets up Penske to land all of his drivers with futures. The NASCAR side saw both Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney each sign contract extensions last season. Austin Cindric is in just his second season in Cup and with his dad being Tim Cindric, he has a long future ahead of being a Penske driver.
Scott McLaughlin signed a long-term extension last summer while Josef Newgarden should remain as one of their drivers for a long time ahead too.