Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden’s remarkable form continued at the Iowa Speedway on Sunday where IndyCar were in town for the Iowa Corn 300. The American who recently suffered a fractured clavicle and a fractured wrist following a crash in Texas last month started the race on the front row alongside series points leader Simon Pagenaud.
Newgarden made an electrifying start taking the lead of the race from Pagenaud off the line and from there he never looked back dominating the race to take his first win of the year and also jumping into second place in the points standings and speaking following the race Newgarden commented by saying:
Man, it’s hard to not get emotional after these things! What a great car! Fuzzy’s Vodka…they enable us to do what we are doing here. i have a great team with Ed Carpenter Racing and a great team owner in Ed Carpenter. This was the best car I’ve ever had. I am so happy for my team and for my owner – he is a good dude. He takes good care of me. I’m just happy, this is so cool! Thanks to everyone in Iowa. I love this place and I love coming to Iowa. Love the fans here. Love running Indy cars around this place. I hope we come back here for many, many years.
Ed Carpenter driving the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet in his penultimate race of the year had a disappointing race compared to his team mate coming home in 18th place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It was a great day for the team. We tested here last week, we knew we had really strong race cars. Josef drove excellent, especially with the conditions of his hand hurting. I really felt like one of us would win and there was a really good chance both of us would be here (on the podium). Didn’t know we would have quite the dominant day that Josef had, but we needed to get back in victory lane for the team, for Chevrolet. It’s good to contribute some points for Josef and the No. 21 entry. Second in points right now, so we are in a really good position there. We just have to keep doing the same thing we are doing, and keep rounding into form. Hopefully next race we will have two of them on the podium.