Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden and owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Tesm Penske, Roger Penske received their baby Birg Warner trophies at a ceremony at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan on Tuesday.
Speaking at the ceremony, defending Indianapolis 500 winner Josef Newgarden said:
From my time as a young fan attending the Indianapolis 500 with my family, I always dreamed of what it would mean to win the biggest race in the world. “From drinking the milk and seeing my face on the Borg-Warner Trophy to now accepting my Baby Borg alongside Roger Penske, it has all been better than I ever imagined.
“To be the 14th different Team Penske driver to win the Indianapolis 500 and accept a Baby Borg is the highlight of my career, and it makes me hungry to experience it all over again.”
In accepting his 19th baby Borg trophy, Penske Corporation Chairman, Roger Penske said:
It takes a total team effort to win the Indianapolis 500 and it is my honor to receive our team’s 19th Baby Borg trophy on behalf of all the hard-working men and women at Team Penske. “The history of the Borg-Warner Trophy and the presentation of the Baby Borgs is one of the traditions that makes winning the Indianapolis 500 such a special accomplishment. We appreciate all that BorgWarner does to honor the Indianapolis 500 champions every year.”
Frédéric Lissalde, president and chief executive officer, BorgWarner said:
Awarding the Baby Borg to each year’s Indianapolis 500 winner is a tradition we started in 1988 and one we look forward to following every racing season. “This keepsake commemorates Josef’s skilled driving, tenacity, passion for the sport and incredible finish at the 2023 race and was something we were honored to present to him.”