Makes NASCAR Cup racing debut competing at both Phoenix and Miami in the No. 12 Mobil 1 Dodge for Team Penske. Wins the pole for the ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Michigan and finishes second in the race. Competes in nine Busch Series races with a top finish of 15th at Atlanta. Finishes fifth in the IndyCar Series championship with a win at Texas and eight top-five finishes driving the No. 6 Team Penske Dallara/Honda. Earns a fourth-place finish at the Indianapolis 500. Announces in November that he’s leaving the Team Penske IndyCar team to join Penske Racing and concentrate on stock car racing full time. Leaves the IndyCar Series as the all-time leader in wins (19) and laps led (3,428).