Scott McLaughlin will race with the iconic ‘yellow submarine’ livery in his first-ever Indy 500 later this year.
The Kiwi unveiled the look of his Indy challenger at today’s pre-season test at Texas Motor Speedway.
Pennzoil has had a presence in IndyCar since the 1930s. The yellow submarine livery made its debut with American racer Johnny Rutherford during the 1979 season.
The link between Penske and Pennzoil would then be established in 1983.
The yellow submarine would soon take Indy victories in 1984 and 1988, the former won by McLaughlin’s current advisor Rick Mears.
Since IndyCar’s modern era, the Pennzoil livery is synonymous with three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves during his stint at Penske.
Castroneves will race part-time with Myer Shank Racing this season, leaving McLaughlin with the honour of sliding into the Pennzoil car for the Indy 500.
The Kiwi also showed off a unique helmet design for the race, which also pays homage to Mear’s 1984 victory in the yellow submarine.
McLaughlin will also be running the PPG paints blue-and-white livery for ten of the 17 races this season.
The 2021 Indy 500 is scheduled to go ahead on May 30.