Josef Newgarden
Josef  Newgarden
Team Penske
Josef Newgarden
rank
00
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Dec 22, 1990
2 Chevrolet USA Road To Indy Graduate
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Hometown
Hendersonville, TN
Residence
Indianapolis

ON TRACK

  • In fifth season in Verizon IndyCar Series and second with Ed Carpenter Racing
  • Won 2011 Indy Lights championship with five race victories
  • Recipient of 2012 Tony Renna Rising Star Award

OFF TRACK

  • Competed in the 2016 Season of American Ninja Warrior
  • Spokesman for Outrun the Sun, a nonprofit dedicated to building national awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Animal lover involved in pet rescue and care organizations.
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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 1 0 6 11 313 13
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 2 1 5 9 345 13
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 0 2 7 20 12
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 0 0 4 7 0 16
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 0 0 0 0 1 8
Total 83 3 1 17 34 679 62
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2011 Indy Lights 14 5 3 10 13 395 13

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Team Penske

Roger Penske has been racing and winning in the United States since 1958 and has scored victories in every series in which he has competed.

Penske was one of America's most successful young road racers before he retired from driving in 1965 to focus on his business interests. He fielded Corvettes in the 1966 endurance races at Daytona and Sebring before joining forces with driver Mark Donohue to race in the USRRC and Can-Am sports car series. Penske Racing found success early with Donohue, winning two consecutive USRRC championships and three SCCA Trans-Am championships.

Penske Racing and Donohue moved into Indy car racing by racing in two USAC-sanctioned road races in 1968. In 1969, the team entered the Indianapolis 500 for the first time, and Donohue finished seventh, earning Rookie of the Year honors.

Since then, a Penske Racing car has been in Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 15 times -- most recently in 2009 with Helio Castroneves -- and won the Verizon IndyCar Series championship in 2006 with Sam Hornish Jr. and 2014 with Will Power.

Drivers who have competed in Penske Racing cars in CART and the Verizon IndyCar Series include Mario Andretti, Al Unser, Bobby Unser, Al Unser Jr., Tom Sneva, Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan, Emerson Fittipaldi, Paul Tracy, Al Unser Jr., Gil de Ferran, Gary Bettenhausen, Paul Tracy, Andre Ribiero, Ryan Briscoe, Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud.

 

 

Team Website teampenske.com
First Start
March 25, 2012
St. Petersburg
First Win
April 26, 2015
Barber
First Pole
July 12, 2015
Milwaukee

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2015
    • Scored a breakthrough season for CFH Racing, winning first two Verizon IndyCar Series races (Barber and Toronto) and finishing a career-best seventh in the series point standings
    • Won first career pole at Milwaukee
    • Led six races for a series-best 345 laps
    • Recoreded five top-five and nine top-10 finishes
  • 2014
    • Finished 13th in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.
    • Recorded seven top-10 finishes, with best of second at Iowa after starting 21st.
    • Led five races for total of 20 laps.
  • 2013
    • Finished 14th in IndyCar Series standings for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.
    • Recorded four top-five finishes, with a best of second at Baltimore after starting season-high fifth.
    • Was running at the finish in 16 of the 19 races.
  • 2012
    • Finished 23rd in IndyCar Series standings for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.
    • Missed Baltimore race with hand injury suffered at previous race in Sonoma.
    • Scored best finish of 11th in season opener.

Josef's Road To Indy

  • 2011
    • Won Firestone Indy Lights championship, driving for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
    • Earned five victories and 10 podium finishes overall in the 14 races.
  • 2010
    • Finished 18th in GP3 Series standings.
    • Posted a best finish of fifth in the GP3 Series season finale at Monza.
    • Won pole at Hockenheimring.
  • 2009
    • Finished runner-up in British Formula Ford Championship, recording nine victories.
    • Competed in opening round of Formula Palmer Audi season at Brands Hatch, recording two victories and a fourth place in the third race.
  • 2008
    • Finished as runner-up in BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda championship, recording three victories.
    • Competed in Formula Ford, winning the Kent Class at the Formula Ford Festival.
  • 2007
    • Finished sixth in BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda championship, recording two victories.
  • 2006
    • Earned two titles in Karts Racers of America championship.
    • Won the Junior TAG World Championship for second consecutive year.
    • Finished runner-up in Skip Barber Southern Regional Series with three victories, 10 podium finishes overall, and named Rookie of the Year.