Tag: Josef Newgarden

Newgarden earns first IndyCar Championship, plans to appreciate the moment

For the first time since 2012, the stars and stripes draped over the shoulders of the new Verizon IndyCar Series Champion. Josef Newgarden capped off his first season at Team Penske with a series title and a field-leading 4 wins to his name. He also celebrated with his engine manufacturer, Chevrolet, as they earned their

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Rahal Quickest on Race Morning, Paddock Ready for Final Contest

There’s not much more to dig into this weekend. We’ve discussed all the drivers with a chance of winning it all after these last 202 miles are completed in the early evening, we’ve talked about the situations and circumstances that would need to happen for each of them in order for things to go their

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Reigning champ Pagenaud leads Saturday practice, looks to repeat Sonoma success

Saturday’s morning practice at Sonoma Raceway yielded predictable results with all 5 championship contenders leading the pack, reigning Verizon Series IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud topping the laps with a clocked time faster than his own track record set in 2016. Pagenaud went on to win that race, clinching his first series titie. Today’s 1:16.0329 lap

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Newgarden sweeps Friday practice sessions

The points leader is making sure he stays at the top of all the boards – including the practice sessions for the Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. Josef Newgarden’s best lap speed in the afternoon (1:16.2485) bested the official track record, set last year by Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud during

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Points leader Newgarden credits transparency within Team Penske for his 2017 success

  Yesterday, while overlooking Sonoma Raceway at the Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma, California, the IndyCar championship points leader looked back on the season. On the cusp of the biggest race of his season and arguably his career, Newgarden is taking it all in stride, explaining that he looks at every race the same and

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Newgarden Believes Championship Battle is ‘Far from over’

(WATKINS GLEN, NY) – The waters are calm again at Team Penske but Josef Newgarden is ready to make waves in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The Tennessee Native has led the 2017 championship points battle since his win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in July. That win was the second in a row for the

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Full Throttle Rundown: IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen

(WATKINS GLEN, NY) – It’s hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Walking in to the track down in St. Petersburg, FL is still really fresh in my mind – and that’s saying a lot given how busy the past 5 months have been for

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Penske Domination at Gateway Likely to Continue on Raceday

2017 marks the 20-year anniversary since the first Indy car race at Gateway Motorsports Park. That event was held in May of 1997 and it was won by Team Penske, with Paul Tracy behind the wheel. Tracy is still involved in the event today, but as a commentator instead of an competitor. Today’s event will

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Power to Lead Battling Field to Green at Mid-Ohio

This is the fifth time I have sat down to write a qualifying results post about Will Power winning the Verizon P1 Award in 2017. As usual, he dominated in the Firestone Fast 6 segment, earning the 49th Verizon P1 Award of his IndyCar career (tying him for fourth of all-time with Bobby Unser) with

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Team Penske is the Common Theme Across Honda Indy Toronto Practices

Unlike last year, I am not in Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto this weekend. Initially those reasons as to why, were related to work, but as it turns out I needed to be home for a family situation. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. The Verizon IndyCar Series, the work I am privileged

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