Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, a three time Indianapolis 500 winner is excited about the arrival of Josef Newgarden to the outfit from the 2017 season onwards. The 25 year old Tennessee native replaces Juan Pablo Montoya at the team alongside Will Power, series champion Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves.
Castroneves who has not won a race in two years believes that Newgarden’s arrival at the team will help them to move forward.
The Brazilian commented by saying:
I feel that in some of the areas he was extremely fast and we want to know why, so let’s take Josef and put him in our group and hopefully make it happen.
Team Penske secured a 1,2,3 finish in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series standings. Castroneves says that his main aim is to win a fourth Indianapolis 500.
The team will run five cars in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil later this year with Juan Pablo Montoya returning to Team Penske for the race alongside Simon Pagenaud, Josef Newgarden, Will Power and Helio Castroneves.