Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has confirmed that he will run with the No.1 on his Team Penske Chevrolet for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season in recognition of his championship victory in 2017, in his first season with the Captain.

Newgarden takes over running the No.1 from his team mate at Team Penske, Simon Pagenaud who won the champion in 2016.

It is unclear what number Pagenaud will run with in 2018. The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season gets underway with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg which takes place from March 9-11. For more information visit –

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