Team Penske owner Roger Penske has said that having Josef Newgarden in his Verizon IndyCar Series set up is key to the future of the team.

Newgarden who replaced Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.2 Verizon Chevrolet ahead of the 2017 season started his Penske career with an eighth place finish last weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

The Captain has described Newgarden who joined the outfit frlm Ed Carpenter Racing as a tremendous team player with thoer other drivers, series champion, Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves and Will Power.

Penske also says that Newgarden has been outstanding with team sponsors.

The next stop on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for Newgarden amd Team Penske is the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach which takes place on April 9.

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