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SONOMA, Calif. Dion Jordan Jersey . -- It was the year of Roger Penske in IndyCar. No team came close to stopping Team Penskes march to the top of the standings.When the checkered flag fell Sunday on the 2016 season, Penske drivers celebrated with their 10th victory of the year and a 1-2-3 finish in the final IndyCar standings. The last time a team swept the season standings was in 1994 by another Penske group: Al Unser Jr., Emerson Fittipaldi and Paul Tracy.This trio of Simon Pagenaud, Will Power and Helio Castroneves couldnt be touched this season as the entire organization was determined to forget its failure a year ago while giving the boss the gift of an IndyCar championship in the 50th anniversary season of Team Penske.The numbers look great, for sure. Its very satisfying, said Pagenaud, who won his first championship in his sophomore season driving for Penske. Its certainly a big year for us. Fifty-year anniversary, win for the team, winning myself, my name is always going to be there. Its great to be the little thing I am in such a big team with such history.The dominance shown by the organization this year comes amid signs of promise for IndyCars future.Although the series continues to be dwarfed by NASCAR in television ratings, its viewership increased this season on NBC Sports Network. The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was sold out, and the series celebrated a new American winner that day in rookie Alexander Rossi.Rossi didnt put together a magical season after his surprising 15 minutes of fame, and right up until he ran out of gas in the last corner of Sundays season finale, hes been a mixed bag.Its weird how this sport works -- we won the biggest race of the year the same way (on fuel), Rossi said. Its just the way it goes sometime. Its easier to look back at things that could have been different, but thats racing and I hope to show what Im capable of in the future.What his future holds, nobody knows.Rossi could try to return to Formula One, where hes still seeking a role beyond reserve driver, or return to IndyCar. He entered the series in a partnership between Bryan Herta and Andretti Autosport, but was suddenly mentioned at Sonoma Raceway as a potential candidate to drive for Penske.Penske has yet to commit to four cars next season, which puts Juan Pablo Montoya in a state of limbo. While last years Indianapolis 500 winner doesnt expect Penske to bring him back in 2017, Penske himself said planning is still ongoing and hed like to have his lineup set in the next 60 days.Many believe Josef Newgarden, another budding American star, will be Montoyas replacement. The only thing that is certain, though, is that Newgarden will likely be the first domino to fall in what could be a frenzied offseason free agency that leads to new jobs for Montoya, Sebastien Bourdais, Tony Kanaan, Newgarden and others.Meanwhile, Chip Ganassi has yet to announce a replacement sponsor for Target, which is leaving IndyCar after 27 seasons with the team owner. Targets departure leaves four-time series champion Scott Dixon without a sponsor, but Ganassi has shown no signs of worry.While the loss of Target could be seen as a blow to IndyCars place in the sports marketing world, the series was bolstered this weekend by DHL Express renewing its sponsorship of Ryan Hunter-Reay through 2020 and Menards returning to the series in a significant sponsorship role with Pagenaud next season.Ryan is a tremendous brand ambassador for us, said DHL CEO Mike Parra. Then the association with ... having the Andretti name associated with DHL -- we say were the worlds most international company. Who better than to be associated with what I believe is the best owner and the best name in this business?For John Menard, who spent years as both a team owner and sponsor in IndyCar before moving his focus to NASCAR and the career of his son, Paul, the return has been based on a sense of excitement around the series. He first inched back to IndyCar with a three-race sponsorship agreement with Penske that included the Indianapolis 500. The deal grew to five races this season, and will be 10 as Pagenauds primary sponsor next year.I think IndyCar is on an upward trend now, Menard said. I think that they are to be commended, the people that are running it right now, because I think theyre doing a great job. Its not easy right now competing for attention in the sports world with all the things that are going on. To see IndyCar having some growth, having really successful races ... were really excited to be back as part of it.The series will receive some much-needed offseason attention through James Hinchcliffes participation in Dancing With The Stars. The Canadian has become a brand ambassador for IndyCar, and got the DWTS opportunity through appearances on Family Feud and The Steve Harvey Show.Now IndyCar has gone all-in on marketing for Hinchcliffes dancing bit, and hes doing the same for the series.Doing `Dancing With The Stars was to help spread the IndyCar message. That was honestly one of my reasons, bigger reasons, for doing it, he said. Im such a fan of this sport. I have been since I was a kid. Im now in a super fortunate position to be involved in it and essentially in a sense be a spokesperson for it. I want to tell the story. I want to show people how cool this sport really is. Justin Coleman Jersey . 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SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Schimpf is making the most of his rookie campaign.Schimpf tied the score with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, then hit a winning three-run shot in the 10th to lift the San Diego Padres to a 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.Yangervis Solarte drew a one-out walk from Patrick Corbin (4-13) in the 10th before Alex Dickerson singled. Schimpf followed with his game-winner on the first pitch for his third multi-homer game of the season.It feels good to do something to help us win, Schimpf said. Just like I do every at bat. Just trying to get a good pitch to drive, and stay aggressive, and thats what I did. Just happened on the first pitch. Im just going up there trying to drive a ball every time.Schimpfs shot in the eighth off Enrique Burgos tied the score 4-4.You dont see many guys, period, at any level with that kind of pop, Padres manager Andy Green said. It was impressive. It was a big hit for us, obviously the last one was too. It was fun to watch.Arizona loaded the bases in the top of the 10th against Kevin Quackenbush (7-4), but Jake Lamb struck out to end the threat.Jean Segura had five hits and drove in two runs for the Diamondbacks.It was really disappointing and really frustrating, Segura said. It is something that I just cant explain to lose like that.Zack Grienke started for Arizona and allowed two runs and seven hits over seven innings, rebounding from giving up nine runs in his previous staart against the Boston Red Sox. George Fant Jersey. Grienke struck out eight and walked two.I was getting hit pretty good in that second and third inning, but made better pitches the rest of the way, Grienke said. We played a really good game, but it didnt play out. It was a well-played game. I think well win most of them if we play like that.Arizona got its first run in the second when Yasmany Tomas led off with a double against Jarred Cosart and scored on a single by Chris Owings.Segura helped Arizona get the lead in the seventh after stealing third base and scoring on a throwing error by Derek Norris.San Diego answered in the bottom of the inning with a double by Schimpf and single by Christian Bethancourt.Cosart allowed one run and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out seven.TRAINERS ROOMDiamondbacks: CF AJ Pollack (elbow) will continue a rehab assignment in Triple-A Reno on Saturday after playing in a game with Single-A Visalia on Thursday.UP NEXTDiamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (6-11, 4.47) will take the mound for Arizona following a solid start last time out in which he earned the win by pitching five innings and allowing one run.Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (0-1, 4.26) makes his second start since returning to San Diego. 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