Josef Newgarden
USA

Josef  Newgarden

Team Penske | PPG

2 Chevrolet
2

ON TRACK

  • 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.

OFF TRACK

  • 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.

STATS

Current Standing
Current
Standing
3
Season Race Wins
Race
Wins
3
Season Poles
NTT P1
Award
1
Season Championship Points
Points
287
Season Top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
4
Season Top 10 Finishes
Top 10s
5
Career Race Wins
Race Wins
23
Career Championships
Championships
2
Career Indy 500 Wins
Indy 500 Wins
0
Career Poles
Poles
16
Career Top 3 Finishes
Top 3s
52
Career top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
66

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TEAM INFO

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.