Newgarden Doubles at Iowa Speedway (Update)
Josef Newgarden secured the double at Iowa Speedway after winning the Hyvee Homefront 250 and the Hyvee Onestep 250. The back to back wins gave Newgarden a big boost in the points. Newgarden won race 2 by less than a second ahead of teammate and 2022 champion Will Power. Behind power was ALex Palou in a hard fought third. The top 5 drivers were the only drivers on the lead lap of the race when the checkered flag flew.
In an interview with the IndyCar Media Newgarden stated, “We knew we had a great car, and the pressure was there because I think we wanted to execute on it and make sure it was a great weekend. I’m happy now. When you finish the first race, it’s great to have a doubleheader, but you just feel incomplete until you get through today. To be able to come back and do it again, I’m so proud of the team.”
“It’s very gratifying because I know how good our car is here. When you show up with a car like this, you’ve got the pressure to just execute and get the job done. When you don’t get the job done, you feel like you did something wrong.”
The win was Newgarden’s 29th career victory in the series.
Newgarden will split the $10,000 winnings with Team Penske and his chosen charities, SeriousFun Children’s Network and Wags and Walks Nashville, with his victory recognizing the PeopleReady Force For Good Challenge.
The next NTT INDYCAR SERIES race is the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on Sunday, Aug. 6 on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee – Newgarden’s hometown. He will look to make it 3 in a row ins a few weeks time.