Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Josef Newgarden of Team Penske has accepted responsibility for his clash with Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais on pit-road during Sunday’s IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen.

The Tennessee native finished the race two laps down in 18th place.

The result means that Newgarden goes to the final race of the year, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma just three points ahead of Scott Dixon who finished the race on the podium in second place.

Speaking following the race Newgarden commented by saying:

“I felt like we were in a good position until that final pit stop. “No excuse for it. It was my fault. I saw Will leave right in front of us and I just locked it up and slid over into the wall. Then (Bourdais) got into the back of me.

“It’s unfortunate, but there’s nothing I can do about it. We’ll go to Sonoma in a couple of weeks and race for it.

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