Josef Newgarden, in the No.2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, claimed his fifth career victory at Iowa Speedway on Saturday. Starting the race from third place, the Tennessee native led. 129 laps of the 250 which earned him a bonus point in the race and speaking following the race he commented saying:
“It’s a great day. “My team, they are unbelievable. They always give me a great car. I show up every weekend, and I feel like I’ve got the best of the best behind me. I love Iowa.” “It’s always tough in INDYCAR; these guys that are about to go a lap down, they always run the leader really hard. “That’s the name of the game. It’s legal, but man, it’s a little frustrating at times. I’m going to study the tape. I’m going to be better tomorrow.”
Newgarden will attempt to do the double and claim his sixth win here on Sunday starting the race from seventh place. Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet started the race from second place and that is where he finished the race and he will start race 2 on Sunday from second.
Speaking following the race he commented saying:
“I badly want to beat that guy, and I’m going to be trying everything I can to beat him. “But he’s the epitome of a great teammate, and I appreciate the help he’s given me.”