Josef Newgarden
Josef  Newgarden
Team Penske
2 Chevrolet USA Road To Indy Graduate
Josef Newgarden
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 2
Astor Cup Trophy Astor Cup Trophy
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
Race Wins
Dec 22, 1990
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee


  • Two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion, claiming titles in 2017 - his first season with Team Penske and again in 2019.
  • A 20-time INDYCAR SERIES race winner after scoring a pair of win in 2021.
  • His dominating win at Iowa in 2016 set an INDYCAR record for most laps led by a race winner.
  • A graduate of the Road to Indy, he won the 2011 Indy Lights championship with five race victories.
  • Recipient of INDYCAR’s Tony Renna Rising Star Award in 2012.


  • A versatile athlete on and off the track, appeared on a 2016 episode of “American Ninja Warrior” with other NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers and has participated in the NFL Combine and the Indiana Pacers Slam Dunk contest. He played baseball and basketball before turning to racing.
  • Listens to R&B and Dance/EDM and is a fan of Twenty One Pilots, The Weekend, Skrillex and Diplo.
  • An avid gamer, Josef is a brand ambassador for Forza Motorsport and is featured in voiceovers for multiple versions of the game, including Forza Motorsport 7
  • Serves as driver ambassador to INDYCAR’s charitable partner SeriousFun Children’s Network, a family of 30 camps and programs founded by the late Paul Newman that provides free recreational activities for seriously ill children and their families.
  • Is an outstanding ping-pong player and hosts an annual celebrity ping-pong tournament each year. It serves as a fundraiser for SeriousFun Children’s Network.
  • Enjoys rock climbing and most outdoor activities; an avid Forza player.


2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 5 2 0 2 2 37 5
2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 16 2 4 8 13 355 15
2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 14 4 3 9 12 455 14
2019 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 17 4 2 12 14 490 16
2018 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 17 3 4 6 14 485 17
2017 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 17 4 1 10 13 390 16
2016 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 16 1 0 6 11 313 13
2015 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 16 2 1 5 9 345 13
2014 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 18 0 0 2 7 20 12
2013 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 19 0 0 4 7 0 16
2012 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 14 0 0 0 0 1 8
Total 169 22 15 64 102 2891 145
2011 Indy Lights 14 5 3 10 13 395 13

RAF = Running at Finish



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First Start
March 25, 2012 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
April 26, 2015 (Barber)
First Pole
July 12, 2015 (Milwaukee)


  • 2021
    • Finished second in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES point standings for Team Penske with two wins and a series-best four pole positions.
    • Won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and World Wide Technology Raceway
    • Earned pole positions at Raceway at Belle Isle Park-2, Road America Mid-Ohio and Long Beach. The four poles tied his career high for poles in a season.
    • Recorded eight top-five finishes and a series best 13 top-10 finishes.
  • 2020
    • Finished second in NTT INDYCAR SERIES standings for Team Penske with four wins and three pole positions.
  • 2019
    • Won the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship for Team Penske, with four wins at St. Pete, Detroit, Texas and Iowa.
    • Led 490 laps among eleven races.
    • Recorded seven podium finishes and 14 top-10 finishes.
  • 2018
    • Finished fifth in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES point standings with three wins (ISM Raceway, Barber and Road America).
    • Won four poles (Barber, Texas, Road America and Toronto).
    • Recorded six top-five finishes.
    • Led 11 races for 485 laps.
  • 2017
    • Won Won the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship for Team Penske, with a series and career best four wins (Barber, Toronto, Mid-Ohio and Gateway).
    • Led a series high 12 races for 390 laps, including 10 straight races to end the season.
    • Recorded nine podium finishes and 13 top-10 finishes.
  • 2016
    • Finished a career-best fourth in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES standings for Ed Carpenter Racing, winning in dominant fashion at Iowa, a few weeks after breaking his collarbone in a racing accident at Texas.
    • Led four races for 313 laps. His 282 laps led at Iowa were an Indy car record for most laps led.
    • Recorded four podium finishes, including a career-best third at the Indy 500, and 11 top-10 finishes.
  • 2015
    • Scored breakthrough season for CFH Racing, winning first two NTT 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.
    • Recorded five top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
  • 2014
    • Finished 13th in NTT INDYCAR SERIES standings for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.
    • Tied career-best finish with second place at Iowa.
    • Qualified second for three races (Texas, Mid-Ohio, Sonoma).
    • Finished season by qualifying in top five for last four races.
    • Recorded seven top-10 finishes and led four races for total of 20 laps.
  • 2013
    • Finished 14th in point 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
    • Made 14 starts for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing with best finish of 11th at St. Petersburg after starting 19th.
    • Started second at Long Beach as a result of Chevrolet team penalty.
    • Led first career lap at Auto Club Speedway.

Josef's Road To Indy

  • 2011
    • Won Indy Lights championship for Sam Schmidt Motorsports with five wins (St. Petersburg, Indianapolis, Iowa, Edmonton and New Hampshire).
    • Earned 10 podium finishes in the 14 races.
  • 2010
    • Finished 18th in GP3 for Carlin Motorsport, with best finish of fifth at Monza.
    • Won pole for the event at Hockenheim.
  • 2009
    • Finished second in the MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain with JTR, with nine wins, four poles, 16 podium finishes.
    • Claimed two wins in three Formula Palmer Audi starts at Brands Hatch.
    • Competed in Formula Ford Festival (Duratec Class) and Walter Hayes Trophy.
  • 2008
    • Finished second in Skip Barber National Series for Racer of Tomorrow LTD with three wins, six poles, five podiums and three fastest laps in 14 starts.
    • Awarded Team USA Scholarship and competed in International Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, winning Kent Class at International Formula Ford Festival.
    • Competed in IMSA Lites and Skip Barber Regional Series and Canadian Formula Ford 1600 events.
  • 2007
    • Finished sixth in Skip Barber National Series for Racer of Tomorrow LTD with two wins, three poles, four podiums and three fastest laps in 14 starts.
    • Finished second in Skip Barber Southern Regional Series with three wins, three poles and 10 podiums in 12 starts.
  • Early Career
    • Began racing at age 13 at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana.
    • Won numerous races and national karting titles including: Kart Racers of America champion in the Tag class in 2008, Kart Racers of America champion in the Junior Yamaha Can 1 class in 2006, Kart Racers of America champion in the Junior Yamaha Can 2 class in 2006 and Touch and Go World Champion in Junior Revised class in 2006.
Team Penske

Team Penske has been racing in the United States since 1966, scoring victories in every series in which it has competed. Team Penske is the most successful Indy car racing team in history with 212 race wins, 16 Indy car national championships and 272 pole positions.

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

Penske and Donohue moved into Indy car racing by competing in three 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. Three years later, Donohue earned the first of what has become 18 Indy 500 wins for Penske – more than any other team – including four by Rick Mears and three from Helio Castroneves.

The team enters 2020 retaining a three-car lineup featuring two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Josef Newgarden, 2016 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud, 2014 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power. Castroneves will join the team for races at Indianapolis.

Team Penske also competes in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Headed into 2020, the team has 545 wins, 621 poles, 5,141 starts and 37 national championships across all racing series.


Team Website teampenske.com