Tag Archive: Josef Newgarden

Dec 02

Newgarden among INDYCAR drivers named for Race Of Champions

Montoya is excited to return to defend his championship

2018 Race Of Champions driversReigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden will compete for the first time in the Race Of Champions, joining fellow INDYCAR drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya in the prestigious all-star event set for Feb. 2-3 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 16

Chevrolet takes its turn testing on Texas Motor Speedway’s high banks

The trial marked Chevrolet’s first crack with the superspeedway package at Texas

Ed Carpenter tests the new 2018 Indy car at Texas Motor Speedway.Ed Carpenter, Josef Newgarden and Spencer Pigot were the latest drivers to experiment with INDYCAR’s universal aero kit for the Chevrolet manufacturer test at Texas Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 02

Newgarden earns right to drive car No. 1 in 2018

No word yet on what car number Pagenaud will drive

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden earned the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship on the racetrack, winning four races in the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet on the way to his first title in his sixth season. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Oct 04

Championship dream realized, Newgarden ready to carry banner

Like any young driver, Josef Newgarden dreamed of winning a Verizon IndyCar Series championship

Josef NewgardenHe didn’t know if or when that would happen. Now that it has in his first season with Team Penske, the accomplishment has enhanced the 26-year-old Tennessean’s perspective on being a champion, his personal growth and the influential role bestowed upon him as an energetic ambassador representing the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Sep 27

Universal kit test at Sebring focuses on brake performance

As test sessions go, it wasn’t terribly busy

Scott DixonFour cars and five drivers turned a sparse number of laps in sweltering heat today at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Sep 26

Fisher takes pride in helping put Newgarden on title path

For Fisher – the former driver and team owner who now pilots the pace car at races – the moment was a long time coming.

Sarah Fisher and Josef NewgardenThe confetti rained on the Verizon IndyCar Series’ newest champion, Josef Newgarden, at Sonoma Raceway on Sept. 17. As it did, Sarah Fisher also enjoyed the celebration. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Sep 22

Champion team owner Penske likes direction Indycar heading

When Roger Penske speaks, it’s usually wise to listen.

Roger PenskeMoments after capturing his 15th Indy car title as a team owner, Penske wasn’t just celebrating with driver Josef Newgarden at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. He was talking about the growing health of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Sep 19

Newgarden and Pagenaud: a tale of two celebrations

“That’s how hard you fight in an Indy car race,” Pagenaud said, proudly wiping blood from his wound with a towel.

Josef NewgardenAt one area of Sonoma Raceway, new Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden draped himself in an American flag, kissed the Astor Cup and gave a golf cart the honor of his autograph. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Sep 18

Pagenaud wins Sonoma finale as Newgarden claims championship

Josef Newgarden becomes the first American to win the Verizon IndyCar Series crown since Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2012

Josef Newgarden did everything he needed to do to claim the Verizon IndyCar Series championship except win GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. That honor went to Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, but Newgarden’s second-place race finish was enough to wrap up his first series title. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Sep 15

Pagenaud tops time sheet at Sonoma Raceway open test

Pagenaud sits fourth in the standings heading into Sunday’s 85-lap race

Simon PagenaudDrivers chasing points leader Josef Newgarden took full advantage of today’s Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Sonoma Raceway to prepare for Sunday’s season finale, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Aug 27

Newgarden’s bold pass carries him to Gateway victory

The Team Penske driver won by 0.6850 of a second over Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden made a daring pass for the lead 30 laps from the finish of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline and drove on to his third win in the last four Verizon IndyCar Series races. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Aug 26

Final Gateway practice more than a passing fancy

Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline

Josef NewgardenTwo things were learned in tonight’s final practice for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline: The Team Penske cars are still fast in race conditions and there will be passing opportunities in Saturday’s race under the lights at Gateway Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Aug 21

Power recovers to repeat as ABC Supply 500 winner

Will Power kept telling himself to not give up. They wound up being winning words.

Will PowerPower overcame numerous obstacles to get to the front today in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, then held off charging Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden to win the Verizon IndyCar Series race for a second straight year.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Jul 31

Newgarden conquers Mid-Ohio, takes over points lead

Taking the checkered flag 5.1556 seconds ahead of Team Penske teammate Will Power

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden finally completed what he started at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, bursting into the Verizon IndyCar Series championship lead after winning the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in dominant fashion. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Jul 16

Newgarden captures Honda Indy Toronto for Second win of 2017

Full-course caution allowed Newgarden to take the lead when other front-runners pitted under yellow

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden capitalized on fortunate pit strategy to drive to victory in today’s Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th Verizon IndyCar Series race of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Apr 23

Newgarden drives to second Barber win, first victory with Team Penske

“This is a good one to have, I think we earned it” – Newgarden

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden added to the growing bank of fond memories he is accumulating at Barber Motorsports Park, driving to victory today in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Apr 21

IndyCar headed back to ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

It’s back to “Sweet Home Alabama” for Josef Newgarden

Barber Motorsports ParkThe 26-year-old hails from Nashville, Tennessee, about three hours up I-65 from Barber Motorsports Park, site of this weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Apr 16

Return to scene of Texas crash doesn’t faze Newgarden

Newgarden was involved in a frightening crash that left him with a fractured right clavicle

Josef NewgardenFor Josef Newgarden, returning to Texas Motor Speedway for last week’s Verizon IndyCar Series open test was no big deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Mar 22

Montoya gets right back up to speed at Barber open test

“I feel like I drove the car yesterday” – Montoya

Juan Pablo MontoyaJuan Pablo Montoya stepped out of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet, took off his helmet, smiled and shrugged as if to say, “Eh, no big deal.” Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Dec 23

Andretti works behind scenes to set up for 2017 success

After two seasons as director of engineering and race operations, Edwards has a new title as Andretti Autosport’s chief operating officer

Andretti Autosport EngineersNow that Michael Andretti has bolstered his Andretti Autosport operation with a series of offseason hires, Rob Edwards is looking to create a culture that will lead to a bounce-back Verizon IndyCar Series season in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Older posts «