In his first season driving for legendary team owner Roger Penske, Josef Newgarden delivered on his long-heralded potential, wrapping up a spectacular year with his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship Sunday at Sonoma Raceway.
Simon Pagenaud knew going into Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season finale that he was “going to have to do something different” if he wanted to beat Penske teammate Josef Newgarden on the race track.
Check out photos from Saturday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park, won by Josef Newgarden of Team Penske!
A breathtaking pass of his Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud allowed Josef Newgarden to take both the win and command of the Verizon IndyCar Series title tile at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night.
Josef Newgarden finally got his win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday, putting multiple past misfortunes behind him with a dominant performance in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Helio Castroneves reached a level only a select few have in Indy car history by taking the Verizon P1 Award in today’s qualifying for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America.
The roar of 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engines filled the air with sweet sounds at Phoenix Int’l Raceway, day and night, as 21 Verizon IndyCar Series entries turned laps for the first time together this year on Friday.
What had been rumored for weeks in the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock was finally officially confirmed on Wednesday morning: Josef Newgarden is teaming with the Captain.
Josef Newgarden will have a new home in the Verizon IndyCar Series next year.
After this display, they might just have to rename the hometown of Iowa Speedway to Newgarden, Iowa. Josef Newgarden has been the bridesmaid the last two years at Iowa Speedway, finishing runner-up at the Iowa Corn 300 in 2014 and 2015. The Ed Carpenter Racing driver wasn’t to be denied this time.
NEWTON, Iowa — official series release — Simon Pagenaud has been setting the standard in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season and he helped take Team Penske to another level today. Pagenaud, a three-time winner in 2016 and the championship leader after nine of 16 completed races, won the Verizon P1 Award for the Iowa Corn 300, earning the 500th pole …
Following a vicious two-car incident earlier this month in the opening laps of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway for the Verizon IndyCar Series, Josef Newgarden was cleared for practice at Road America on Friday.