Newgarden Ran A Strong Race At Mid-Ohio

Josef Newgarden

No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden

Start: 4th

Finish: 4th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 90/90

Laps Led: 0

Points Position: 3rd (-60 pts)



  • Josef Newgarden and the No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet ran a strong race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course which ultimately resulted in a fourth-place finish.
  • Newgarden and the No. 1 Hitachi Chevy quickly went to work on the field passing into third place before even completing one lap.
  • During the caution-less race, he pitted on lap 23 for worn primary tires and fuel allowing him to slowly gain track position.
  • By lap 40 the Tennessee-born driver advanced to the second position – a race high.
  • He pitted again on lap 43 for worn primary tires and fuel during a 6.12 second stop.
  • As the laps wore on Newgarden again found himself in the third position on lap 60 attempting to make his way toward the front to challenge for the lead.
  • He returned to the pits on lap 64 for brand new primary tires for their final stop of the race.
  • After pitting, Newgarden took over fourth position where he ultimately ran for the remainder of the race.
  • Following the race at Mid-Ohio, Newgarden has fallen to third-place in 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series point standings and is now 60 points behind leader Scott Dixon and 14 points behind second-place Alexander Rossi.


Quote:  We just seemed to catch traffic and I don’t think our strategy worked quite as well as we wanted it do, but you make a plan and go with it…it didn’t quite all work today for us. But it was a very good effort from everybody today. I think the No. 1 Hitachi Chevrolet was good today.  We gave a good shot at it today…we will go back and analyze it and go on from here. It really seemed like a good race and lots of action. I hope the fans enjoyed that. I just know from inside my car, but it sure seemed like a lot of passing and we always want to put on a good show!”


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