Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden says that Team Penske continue to have an open book policy when it comes to sharing information despite the fact that all for of their drivers are in the running for the 2017 championship with four races remaining.
The series heads to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the ABC Supply 500 for the first of the three races in three weeks.
Speaking to Paddock Eye during a teleconference on Thursday, Newgarden said:
You know, so far it’s been fine. It’s been very similar to how the whole year has gone. I haven’t really noticed much difference. I think we all want to be the best within the team, but it’s very clear on the way that we work that we work together. We try and help the whole group be better, and if it’s not me winning a race or winning the championship, then we focus on trying to get at least one of the Penske cars to do that. You always hope it’s you. You want to be the best within the team. But at the end of the day, we’ve got to have one of the Team Penske cars succeeding, and that’s what we all work for.
So it hasn’t changed, and we have an open book. We all try and help each other as much as possible, kind of ebbs and flows a little bit. Sometimes it helps me more weekends, and sometimes what I’m doing helps the other guys more on race weekends. So I think it goes back and forth, and you certainly get your fair share of help throughout the year.
Newgarden, driving the No.2 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Chevrolet this weekend, heads to Pocono with a seven point lead over his team mate Helio Castroneves but has admitted that the ABC Supply 500 could be a tough race for Team Penske.
The on track action for the ABC Supply 500 gets underway on Saturday morning at 9AM ET. You can catch the action live via – http://racecontrol.indycar.com/