Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet had a great race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday.

Starting the race from ninth place on the grid, Newgarden had a trouble free eighty laps and came home just behind KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais and just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet giving Ed Carpenter Racing a good platform to build on ahead of the next race next weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.

Speaking following the race, Newgarden commented by saying:

Well, not the weekend we wanted! But, it’s always good if you get a Top 10, so points wise, not the worst weekend. Also, not the best weekend! With the way the race shook out, qualifying probably hurt us more than anything today. No yellows and tough to pass, but the race car was dynamite. The whole Fuzzy’s Vodka crew has been working their tails off and we had no real missteps this weekend. We had a little bobble there on the last pit stop, but we’ve got some of the best guys in the paddock. It’s going to come down to just qualifying better and running away with the thing, so next weekend that’s what we’ll try and do at Barber!

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