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Josef Newgarden
Josef  Newgarden
Team Penske
2 Chevrolet USA Verizon P1 Award Road To Indy Graduate
2
Josef Newgarden
rank
1
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 1
Astor Cup Trophy
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
7
Race Wins
14
Birthday
Dec 22, 1990
Hometown
Nashville, TN
Residence
Charlotte, NC

ON TRACK

  • Won 2017 NTT IndyCar Series championship in his first season with Team Penske.
  • 2019 is his eighth season in the NTT IndyCar Series and third with Team Penske.
  • Thirteen-time Indy car race winner, including a career-best four wins in 2017.
  • His dominating win at Iowa in 2016 set an Indy car 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.

OFF TRACK

  • A versatile athlete, who 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 around the famed Indianapolis 500 in May. It serves as a fundraiser for SeriousFun Children’s Network.
  • Enjoys rock climbing and most outdoor activities; an avid Forza player.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2019 NTT IndyCar Series 14 4 1 11 11 440 13
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 131 14 7 44 72 1994 108
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2011 Indy Lights 14 5 3 10 13 395 13

RAF = Running at Finish

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