NEWGARDEN DRIVES TO SECOND BARBER WIN, FIRST VICTORY WITH TEAM PENSKE
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – It did not take long for Team Penske’s newest acquisition to get comfortable. In just his third Verizon IndyCar Series race for the storied organization, Josef Newgarden claimed victory in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First.
The win is the fourth of Newgarden’s career and his second at the 17-turn, 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park road course, where he scored his maiden victory in 2015 driving for CFH Racing. It is also the 188th win in the illustrious history of Team Penske.
“It’s not easy to win this one,” said Newgarden, who now sits third in the series points standings after three races. “Whenever you get opportunities, I think you’ve got to seize it. We were in a great position to do it. We had a great car this weekend.
“Happy for Roger (Penske, team owner) and the group. Be able to check that off in the box, being able to contribute, I'm really happy for the team and happy to get this result for everybody.” Read Full Article