Hornish makes Penske bow

Two-time IRL IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr, sporting a clean-cut new look, tested with Team Penske for the first time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday

Hornish makes Penske bow

Hornish left Panther Racing last week and joined in testing on Tuesday with new Penske team-mate Helio Castroneves and Ganassi Racing's new champion Scott Dixon.

"It was a pretty good first run," said Hornish. "I'm real happy with the way the car handled. Pretty much everything is different here.

"It's not strange, but it's new. It's kind of refreshing to see how something else works a little bit different than what we've had."

Although Hornish admitted to a certain degree of anxiety about his first day of testing with the most successful team in Indy-style racing history, he said the focus of the first day was simply to get to better acquainted with the team.

"I just want them to feel like they've made the right decision," Hornish said. "There is a certain amount that I feel that I do have to prove myself, but the big thing is to not overdo it, either. You don't want to go out there and try to show them you're a hero and knock the wall down."

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