Team Penske owner Roger Penske says that Josef Newgarden’s Indianapolis 500 victory on Sunday is near the top of his 19 500 wins as a team owner.

Speaking to Paddock Eye following the Indianapolis 500, Roger Penske said that he sat up at the top of the Pogoda with both his team owner hat and his Speedway owner hat on.

He went on to say that he is delighted for Newgarden who has wanted the win for a long time and he is proud of the No.2 Shell Chevrolet.

Penske also said that he was delighted with the crowd turn out as it was the largest crowd at the Speedway since 2016.

Ironically, Josef Newgarden is the first American driver to win the Greatest Spectacle In Racing since Alexander Rossi did it in 2016.

The victory is also Roger Penske’s first Indianapolis 500 win as the owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Roger Penske told Paddock Eye:

Well, I’d have to say the first win here back in ’72, but to come here and be the steward of the track and have the opportunity — I had to step away. I loved being on the box, running one of these cars here every year as I have been.

But I was up on the top there. I had my scoreboard where I could see what was going on, but to see him go down by the start-finish line number one was pretty important. I guess it goes almost to the top.

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