Since joining Team Penske prior to the 2017 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, Josef Newgarden has emerged as one of the true stars of INDYCAR, producing on the track and helping to attract new fans to the sport. Newgarden’s skills and hard work have produced series titles in both 2017 and 2019, along with 20 career victories that make him the winningest active American driver in INDYCAR competition. After earning two wins and a second consecutive championship runner-up finish behind the wheel of the No. 2 Hitachi/XPEL/Shell Fuel Rewards/Sonsio/Snap-on Dallara/Chevrolet in 2021, Newgarden will strive to secure his third INDYCAR title in 2022.

After a difficult start to the 2021 season that saw Newgarden finish 23rd in the season opener at Barber Motorsports Park following an incident on the first lap of racing, the Hendersonville, Tenn., native rallied to remain in championship contention all the way through the checkered flag in the season finale on the streets of Long Beach. While he ultimately finished second in the series standings, Newgarden produced his third-consecutive top-two championship finish and he has either won the INDYCAR title or emerged as series runner up four times in the last five seasons.

The results for Newgarden were remarkably consistent over the course of the 2021 season, beyond two rare finishes outside of the top 20. His two victories in the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet – at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and World Wide Technology Raceway – paired nicely with his series-leading four NTT P1 Pole Awards. Three of the poles won by Newgarden and the team came in succession at Detroit, Road America and Mid-Ohio.