Josef Newgarden To Drive No. 1 Chevrolet For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske will keep the tradition alive with the defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion driving the No. 1 entry the next season. See, the series reserves the “No. 1” car number each season for the defending series champion from the year before. Simon Pagenaud drove the No. 22 Chevrolet in his championship winning season with Penske in 2016. So, in 2017, the Frenchman donned the No. 1 Chevrolet as a result. On Wednesday, 11/1 (Nov. 1) to be exact, Penske unveiled a funny video as Pagenaud passed the “No.…

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NBCSN Special On Thursday to honor 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Newgarden

When Josef Newgarden became the youngest Indy car champion in more than a decade earlier this month, he accomplished the feat in one of the most competitive Verizon IndyCar Series seasons in memory. Ten different drivers won in the 17-race season, with seven drivers still mathematically alive for the championship heading into the season finale, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Newgarden finished second in the race on Sept. 17 to clinch his first championship, be presented the Astor Challenge Cup and earn the $1 million champion’s prize. Relive the…

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Which Numbers Does Team Penske Use In 2018?

My brain is odd and sometimes I can’t explain it. But, since Josef Newgarden won the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, what does this mean for the rest of Team Penske and their car numbers? Yes, I get that this isn’t a huge newsworthy content, but it is officially the offseason and my brain wanders. Newgarden, will likely don the No. 1 Chevrolet in 2018. After all, that number is reserved for the defending champion in the series if they’d like to use it. The last two Penske champions (Will…

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Main Takeaways From Sunday’s INDYCAR Season Finale at Sonoma

Sonoma, Calif – It’s hard to believe, but the checkered flag has now flown on the 17th and final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season. Simon Pagenaud used great strategy to win Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix at Sonoma, but it wasn’t enough to win the 2017 championship. That distinction went to his Team Penske teammate of Josef Newgarden. With that being said, here are the main takeaways from Sunday’s race.

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Team Penske Wins 15th INDYCAR Championship, Dominates 2017 Season

Sonoma, Calif – After seeing three of his drivers finish in the top four of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series final standings, Team Penske went out and got the third place finisher. Heading towards the 2017 season, they had the top four of the championship standings from a year ago. With an aerokit freeze, everyone wondered if they could go 1-2-3-4 in the final standings. Instead, they went 1-2-4-5. That’s still a great year, as Josef Newgarden gave Roger Penske his 15th career INDYCAR championship and second straight. It was Penske’s…

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Newgarden Becomes 2nd American Champion In Last 15 Years, Wins 2017 INDYCAR Championship

Sonoma, Calif – We always wondered when Josef Newgarden would end up in one of the premiere Verizon IndyCar Series rides. After improving each season with Sarah Fisher, Wink Hartman and Ed Carpenter, he finally signed with Team Penske in the offseason. That was the move that everyone has been waiting for. In his first season with Penske, Newgarden has been crowned as the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series champion. He won four times this season, including in just his third start with the team. It was the signature moment to why…

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Newgarden’s Winning Pass at Gateway Turns Out To Be Championship Winning Moment

Sonoma, Calif – You can point to a number of different scenarios throughout the course of any season to why a champion was crowned and one wasn’t. But, for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, “the pass” at Gateway on August 26 turned out to be the biggest moment in this season and decided how the championship would play out. If you don’t remember the pass, let me remind you. 

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