Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet came from third on the grid to dominate the Hy-Vee Homefront 350 presented by Instacart at Iowa Speedway on Saturday and in doing so claimed his fifth career win at the Newton track.
Newgarden came home just ahead of his teammate Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet giving the Captain a 1-2 finish while Chevrolet completed a clean sweep of the podium with Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren coming home in third place just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson who ended the race in fourth.
Pole-sitter Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet came home in fifth place just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda.
Andretti Autosport’s Kyle Kirkwood in the No.27 AutoNation Honda was seventh just ahead of championship leader Alex Palou in the No.10 The American Legion Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Takuma Sato came home in ninth place while Alexander Rossi rounded out the top ten for Arrow McLaren just ahead of Romain Grosjean and David Malukas.
Felix Rosenqvist was 13th just ahead of Helio Castroneves who had a solid day for Meyer Shank Racing coming home just ahead of Callum Ilott and Agustin Canapino.
Rinus VeeKay was 17th just ahead of Jack Harvey and Colton Herta while Christian Lundgaard rounded out the top twenty just ahead of Meyer Shank Racing’s Conor Daly.
Devlin DeFrancesco was 22nd just ahead of Ryan Hunter Reay and Ed Carpenter while Dale Coyne Racing’s Sting Ray Robb was 25th just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Santino Ferrucci and Benjamin Pedersen who was forced to serve a drive-through penalty for an unsafe release.Graham Rahal was the only retirement from the race.
The teams will have one final warm-up tomorrow morning before race 2, the Hy-Vee One Step 250. The win today has moved Josef Newgarden into second place in the championship and he starts race 2 on Sunday from seventh place.