Josef Newgarden Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Power may have finished second during Saturday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway, but the biggest victory may have been the fact it was for once a normal outing. Following Friday night’s disastrous exit where his left front wheel wasn’t fully installed that resulted in a Turn 4 crash, Power didn’t have to worry about any catastrophic problems that’s come to define the past few NTT IndyCar Series campaigns, including this year. While his Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden put on an absolute clinic atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The mission for Arrow McLaren SP was to battle for the race win during Saturday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway. That wasn’t the case as two caution periods and pit sequences denied both Oliver Askew and Pato O’Ward a shot for a 1-2 result, a goal they’ve hoped to have accomplished. For much of the 250-lap race, it was O’Ward who had the strongest car among the two all night and appeared to be the only threat for pole sitter Josef Newgarden as O’Ward wasRead More
By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – Defending NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Josef Newgarden proved Iowa Speedway might just be his best racetrack on the schedule as he put on a dominating performance Saturday night to win Race 2 of the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Doubleheader. Newgarden became the first INDYCAR driver to win at Iowa Speedway from the pole, easily driving to his first win of the season and 15th of his career in the No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. It’s the first time Newgarden has won a race since capturing lastRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Over half a day removed from a insane Iowa INDYCAR 250, the 23 NTT IndyCar Series competitors were back in the saddle for a one hour practice session in preparation for tonight’s second 250-lap race at Iowa Speedway. Under very hot and windy conditions, it was two-time Iowa winner Josef Newgarden who set the fastest pace at 170.199 mph. Behind Newgarden was his Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and rounding out the top-five was Takuma Sato. The defending INDYCAR champion will haveRead More
By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – Simon Pagenaud charged from last to first to win Race 1 of the INDYCAR Iowa 250s Friday night, July 17 at Iowa Speedway. Pagenaud held off Scott Dixon by .4954 of a second for his first win of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season in the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet. Pagenaud started last in the 23-car field after a fuel pressure problem prevented him from making a qualifying attempt earlier in the day. CLICK HERE: Official Race 1 Results It’s the first time a driverRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A feelgood moment for both Conor Daly and Carlin as they’ll lead the field to the green flag for the first time ever in the NTT IndyCar Series after setting a blistering opening lap speed of 175.188 mph, beating outside pole sitter Josef Newgarden’s speed of 175.107 mph. Several tried, but nobody could dethrone Daly and as soon the last driver to qualify (Scott Dixon) couldn’t pull it off, nervousness quickly turned into jubilation as the NTT P1 Pole Award for tonight’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A week removed from what can be best described a youthful weekend at Road America (except Scott Dixon winning last Saturday of course), there’s no resting time as the NTT IndyCar Series wraps up its 15-day grind at Iowa Speedway for the second doubleheader of 14-round championship trail. Whether people call it a short track or an intermediate oval, one thing is certain about these next two races, the young guns aren’t afraid to mix it up with the established veterans. It was definitely the caseRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pit lane bit quite arguably the three strongest cars from Saturday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America as pole sitter Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal and Santino Ferrucci had separate problems during different pit sequences, costing all of them a shot of winning. A three-stop pit strategy was the name of the game during the 55-lap race, all having its twists and turns that ruined driver’s outcomes. The first victim was Graham Rahal, who was looking for his second straight podium this year and with anRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Reigning NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden (1:45.5191) captured the pole for Saturday’s REV Group Grand Prix Race at Road America, becoming the first man to win two NTT P1 Pole Awards this season. Newgarden credits the pole to not just his No. 1 Team Penske crew for the amazing turnaround, but also his good luck charm that is known as the PPG livery. “I’m lucky today because I’m driving the PPG car. Every time we run this car, we seem to have luck. Whether it’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Much like last Friday’s qualifying session at Indianapolis, Will Power (1:46.0021) dethrones Jack Harvey for top honors at the last second. Only this time, it was during the only practice session of the whole doubleheader weekend at Road America. Rather than seeing how the red Firestone compounds fare at the beginning of the session like Josef Newgarden, who held the top spot for much of the period with a time of 1:46.1914, several competitors decided to wait until the final 12 minutes to set blazing lapRead More