Josef Newgarden
Josef  Newgarden
Ed Carpenter Racing
Josef Newgarden
rank
04
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Dec 22, 1990
21 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


Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed Carpenter Racing is owned and operated by Ed Carpenter, who also is the driver of the No. 20 car as he was for Vision Racing from 2005-09.

Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka, founded by pro golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, is the primary sponsor.

Carpenter made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in 2003 and earned his first victory in 2011 at Kentucky Speedway. Carpenter resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Heather, and their two children.

Team Website edcarpenterracing.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.