Latest Josef Newgarden News

Iowa Speedway's repaving could change Newgarden's dominance

Jul. 12, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden’s recent run of success at Iowa Speedway might have been buried under the partial repaving the .875-mile oval underwent in the spring. It’s why Newgarden thinks this weekend’s IndyCar Series doubleheader is “to be determined.” ...

Alex Palou continues mastery of Laguna Seca with pole-winning run at California road course

Jun. 22, 2024 18:49 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Two-time IndyCar champion Alex Palou continued his mastery of Laguna Seca Raceway by winning the pole Saturday in a qualifying session dominated by Honda drivers. It was the second pole of the season for the Chip Ganassi Racing driver who has finished on...

Analysis: Penske rebounds from IndyCar cheating scandal with a hot streak that stretches to NASCAR

Jun. 17, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If you come for The Captain, you better not miss your shot. Under fire at a level perhaps never seen before in his 87 years, Roger Penske has rebounded with a truly remarkable display of strength and determination. His IndyCar team in April was found to have...

Will Power wins for first time in 2 years to give Team Penske sweep of top 3 spots at Road America

Jun. 09, 2024 20:13 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Will Power pondered retirement last year as his wife battled a near deadly staph infection that had the Australian wondering if he needed to focus on his family's future. “She almost died,” Power said. “You start thinking, ‘Yeah, I’m going to...

Rookie Linus Lundqvist is the surprise pole sitter for IndyCar event at Road America

Jun. 08, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Linus Lundqvist called it one of the craziest rounds of qualifying he'd ever encountered. And it gave the 25-year-old Swede one of the biggest highlights of his rookie season with IndyCar. Lundqvist earned his first career pole on a rainy...

Colton Herta wins the pole at Detroit Grand Prix ahead of Alex Palou and Josef Newgarden

Jun. 01, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Colton Herta won the 12th pole of his IndyCar career on Saturday at the Detroit Grand Prix, finishing ahead of defending champion Alex Palou and Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden. Herta finished only third in his first-round qualifying group, but he topped the Fast 12...

Pato O'Ward looks to bounce back from Indy 500 heartbreaker with a winning run at Detroit Grand Prix

May. 31, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Pato O'Ward had tears triggered following the Indianapolis 500 after pushing the No. 5 Honda to the limits only to come up just short, getting passed two corners from the finish by Josef Newgarden. “What I had to do in order to get that car forward, that's what...

Roger Penske tells AP cheating scandal overblown by critics because there's 'blood in the water'

May. 30, 2024 14:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Roger Penske is well aware his integrity has been questioned because of a cheating scandal that cost Josef Newgarden his season-opening IndyCar victory. “It always bothers you when people take shots at you,” Penske said in an interview with The Associated Press...

Newgarden salvages his season with an Indy 500 win on a last-lap defeat of a heartbroken O'Ward

May. 27, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Roger Penske investigated the cheating incident that cost Josef Newgarden his IndyCar season-opening victory, never did Newgarden worry about his job security at Team Penske. He had too much else to worry about, Newgarden insisted, and helping his boss...

NASCAR star Kyle Larson finishes 18th in Indy 500 debut, doesn't get to run at Coca-Cola 600

May. 27, 2024 00:39 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rain was not Kyle Larson's friend Sunday. Larson was determined to complete the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600, but didn't get a chance to run a single lap in the NASCAR race. Storms swept through Indianapolis Motor Speedway and delayed...