2018 will be Josef Newgarden’s 7th IndyCar season and his 2nd with Team Penske, after a dream first season with the team in 2017. He won Team Penske’s 3rd IndyCar Championship in the last 4 seasons, and in doing so became the first American to win the IndyCar Series championship since 2012 and youngest champion since 2003. For the season, Newgarden posted 10 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes while leading at least one lap in a series-best 12 races.
In 2018, Newgarden will switch over to the No. 1 Dallara/Chevrolet as he looks to defend his title. He will also look to add to his rapidly-growing list of achievements by trying to earn his first Indianapolis 500-mile victory to cement his superstar status in the sport.
Hitachi is proud to partner with Team Penske for the seventh straight year and excited to join the defending series champion Josef Newgarden as he looks to repeat in 2018.
BIRTH DATE: DEC. 22, 1990
BIRTH PLACE: HENDERSON, TN
RESIDENCE: CHARLOTTE, NC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0” / 177 lbs
CAR: NO. 1 TEAM PENSKE
RACE ENGINEER: BRIAN CAMPE/GAVIN WARD
3/25/12 (St. Petersburg)
MOST RECENT WIN