Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet goes into this weekend’s doubleheader Iowa 250’s as the defending race winner from 2019 and off the back of a ninth place finish in race 2 at Road America and looking ahead to this weekend’s qction the Tennessee native said:

Last weekend, we had some great moments, but ultimately things did not go our way. We left Road America with that behind us and are looking forward to Iowa. We had such an awesome race there last year in the Hitachi Chevy, so I think we have a good shot to turn it back around with two shots for a win. It’s just one of those places that tend to fit my driving style, so I always feel great racing there. Speedways like Iowa can lead to a lot of close, wheel-to-wheel racing, so the guys have worked hard to put together a great car to help with that. I’m also looking forward to once again seeing fans at Iowa this weekend. They help provide different energy that all of us drivers feed off of, so we’re always happy to see them back at the track!”

Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet goes into the weekend off the back of an eleventh place in Road America race 2 on Sunday and looking ahead to this weekend’s Iowa 250 doubleheader the Australian commented saying:

Man, Road America was a rough weekend. We had some issues in the pits, and I made some mistakes on track. We reviewed what we did over the weekend as a team, and the Verizon Chevy guys and I feel much more confident heading into this weekend at Iowa. Ovals can be so much fun to race, but it will be a pretty tiring weekend between the two races and how hot it’s supposed to be. Getting rest between the two races will be key, so that’s something I’m keeping in mind. I’m really excited to get back at it this weekend and turning our luck around.

Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet head into the weekend in Iowa off the back of a 13th place finish in race 2 at Road America last weekend. Speaking ahead of the Iowa doubleheader the Frenchman said:

I’m looking forward to Iowa, which is one of my favorite ovals. It’s a short oval, and the racing is tight and really exciting at night. I’m happy we will have fans at Iowa like we did at Road America. We are third in the championship and are looking forward to this doubleheader to perform at our A-game in those two races. The No. 22 Menards Chevy crew is fully ready to go and focus on execution.”

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