Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden who took victory in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg is looking forward to this weekend’s inaugural IndyCar Classic at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

Speaking about the race in Texas, Newgarden who this weekend is driving the PPG Team Penske Chevrolet said:

The No. 2 PPG Chevrolet team is off to a really great start to 2019. We’re really pumped after finally capturing that win at St. Petersburg. The whole team is feeling great energy and momentum headed to COTA. It’s going to be really cool to race at a track that Formula One also competes at. I think the racing is going to be interesting for INDYCAR because we should be able to pass a lot more, based off of what we learned at our February test. I know the city of Austin is excited for the event and we hope we can bring INDYCAR to a whole new fan base.

Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet is hoping to continue his solid start to the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season at the Circuit of the Americas saying:

St. Pete was a pretty solid weekend. We’re off to such a great start with the No. 12 Verizon Chevy and all of Team Penske. It’s just a really great time for everyone in our shop and all the success we’ve had across the board. We have had a fast start and have every intention of continuing that. COTA is a really neat track – the turns are really unique, and you can find some speed in the straightaways. It’s going to be really fun to race at a brand new track for the series and get to meet a lot of new fans. I’m ready to get back on track and give it our all.

Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:

I can’t wait for Circuit of The Americas this weekend. After St. Petersburg, our confidence level went up and it was great to see the Team Penske cars perform so well. I’m really excited about what this season has to bring after such a great feel in the first race. The No. 22 Menards Chevy crew is in very good spirits and we are focused on ourselves and bringing our best to Texas. COTA is a state-of-the-art track with a lot of interesting specificity between high-speed corners, elevation changes, a really slow and twisty mid-section. I really enjoy this track and can’t wait to put on a very special show for our fans in Austin.

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