Josef Newgarden was celebrated April 26 for his first Verizon IndyCar Series victory. His second – in the Honda Indy Toronto on June 14 – also was celebrated though maybe more because of CFH Racing’s 1-2 finish with Luca Filippi.
Newgarden matched Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon as two-time winners through 10 races this season, and CFH Racing joined Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams with multiple victories.
Newgarden, the 2011 Indy Lights champion who is in his fourth season with the team, also won on the Barber Motorsports Park road course.
With races on ovals at Auto Club Speedway, Milwaukee and Iowa Speedway – where Newgarden finished 10th (after qualifying third), fifth and second in 2014 -- next on the schedule of six races remaining, he’s looking to pick up more wins.
“I'm lucky enough to be driving an IndyCar, and to get two wins is really fortunate,” said Newgarden, 24, of Tennessee. “There are not a lot of people that have won two Indy car races, but I think if you really measure it, as a driver you don't want to win a couple of races. You want to win a lot of races, and hopefully more often than six or eight race periods.”
Forty percent of the 285 Indy car race winners, the most recent Carlos Munoz on May 30 in Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans, have one career victory.
"You want to win consecutive races, hopefully,” Newgarden continued. “I don't know if we're quite there yet, but I would like to get there. That's what you strive to do as a driver. It's nice to have two, but I don't think it means anything.”