Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet says it was a great day at Iowa Speedway on Saturday. Starting the race from third on the grid, the Tennessee native led a total number of 129 laps, and speaking following the race, he commented saying:

It was a great day. Look, my team is just…they are unbelievable. They gave me a great car. I show up every weekend and I feel like I have got the best of the best behind me. Team Penske, I am proud to be a part of this team and proud to have partners like Hitachi and Team Chevy. Team Chevy has been really tremendous to us, and they are always working hard, even with our feedback. They always take it and put it to use. I love Iowa and obviously it was a great day.”

Newgarden will start Sunday’s race in seventh place. Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 XPEL Chevrolet started the race from second place, and that is where he finished speaking following the action he commented saying:

When I saw him coming, I was like ‘ah its on mate’. Hey, Bus Bros was 1-2, so not bad. Really happy for everyone on the XPEL Chevy. The car was great today, and the team gave me a great car. I have to thank Josef, and congrats to him for winning the race, but during the week we sat down together and really went over everything. And it helped me today. I learned a ton today, I badly want to beat that guy and I am going to be trying everything I can to beat him, but he is the epitome of a great teammate and I appreciate the help he has given me

Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet, who started the race from pole position, lost the lead and came home in fifth place and speaking following the action, he commented saying:

The Verizon 5G Chevy wasn’t damaged too badly with the wall contact, but we definitely had a bit of push after that. I just got a little high. The car in front went up and took the air and boom. It was a pretty square it and I was worried about how much force goes through the suspension. We will probably have to change it tonight.”

Power will start race two of the Iowa doubleheader on Sunday from the pole position. Josef Newgarden moves into second place in the championship, 98 points behind Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou.


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