Friday, August 04, 2017

Josef Newgarden Iowa Corn 300 Indycar 2017

Josef finished 6th after starting 16th
at the Indycar Iowa Corn 300
Josef steadily made his way through the field after a poor qualifying result and he had made his way into the Top 10 by lap 68.   For the rest of the race he ran about sixth and couldn't quite replicate his fantastic runs at Iowa that he had the past three seasons.

Laps completed:   300 of 300
Laps Led:  1
Average Speed:  139.479 mph
Finish time behind the winner:  11.05 seconds
Pit Stops:  6

Newgarden was fastest in the first practice session and 5th in the second practice session.

Josef is now 5th in the Indycar season standings,
56 points out of first place.

post by Alexandra (age 10)

Monday, July 31, 2017

2017 Indycar Iowa Corn 300

Iowa Corn Indy 300

Helio Castroneves broke his three year winless streak, and Team Penske finally got their first win in 10 races at the short oval in Iowa.  JR Hildebrand finished second driving the #21 car that Josef Newgarden drove to victory at Iowa last year, and three time Iowa winner Ryan Hunter-Reay rounded out the podium.


TOP 10
1. Helio Castroneves: The 30th victory of his Indycar career after a 54 race winless streak.
2. Jr Hildebrand: His best finish in Indycar since finishing second in the 2011 Indy 500.
3. Ryan Hunter-Reay: His fifth podium in the last 6 Iowa races.
4. Will Power: His sixth Top 5 in the last eight races.
5. Graham Rahal: His fourth Top 5 in the last 5 races has him 6th in points.
6. Josef Newgarden: His worst finish a Iowa since 2013.
7. Simon Pagenaud: His 9th Top 10 this season.
8. Scott Dixon: His 10th Top10 in 11 races.
9. Tony Kanaan: Eighth in season points.
10. James HinchcliffeHis fifth Top 10 in 6 races at Iowa.
Different Teams: 6 Penske (4), Ed Carpenter Racing, Andretti, Rahal Letterman, Ganassi (2), Schmidt Peterson

Different Countries: 6  Brazil (2), USA (4), Australia, France, New Zealand, Canada

5 Chevys   5 Hondas

 Average Speed:  139.702 mph

Time: 1 hour 55 minutes 11 seconds

Lead Changes:  12 among 8 drivers
Helio Castroneves (217), JR Hildebrand (38), Will Power (23), Charlie Kimball (10), Marco Andretti (7), Simon Pagenaud (2), Max Chilton (2) Josef Newgarden (1) 
                 Fastest Lap:  177.336  by Helio Castroneves
Cautions 4 for 44 Laps
Most Improved: Ryan Hunter Reay 12 Positions

Penalties: 2
Helio Castroneves (Pit Safety Infraction)
Ed Jones (Pit Safety Infraction)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Josef Newgarden at Road America 2017

Josef finished 3rd and started 2nd
at the Indycar Kohler Grand Prix.
Josef ran up front all day at Road America and was the strongest of the four Penske entries, but in the end he didn't have enough to catch winner Scott Dixon. 

Laps completed:  55 of 55
Laps Led:  13
Average Speed:  123.42 mph
Finish time behind the winner:  0.5779 seconds
Pit Stops:  3

He had the fastest lap of the race at 139.664 mph.

Newgarden was fastest in the second practice session and in the top 5 in the other two practice sessions.

Josef is now 5th in the Indycar season standings,
61 points out of first place.

post by Alexandra (age 10)

Indycar 2017 at Road America

Indycar Kohler Grand Prix at Road America
Scott Dixon became the 8th different winner in ten races this Indycar season as he won for the first time at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.  It was Scott Dixon's 41st win of his career which leaves him in fourth on the Indycar All Time win list, just a single win behind Michael Andretti.
The four Penske drivers dominated the weekend and wound up in second through fifth place but it was Dixon's pass of Josef Newgarden on lap 31 that made the difference.


TOP 10

1. Scott Dixon: His 5th podium in 10 races this season.
2. Josef Newgarden: His second 2nd place this year.
3. Helio Castroneves: His ninth Top 10 in ten races this season.
4. Simon Pagenaud  : His eighth Top 5 in ten races.
5. Will Power: Sixth in the season championship.
6. Charlie Kimball: His best finish of the season.
7. Ed Jones: His fourth Top 10 in his rookie Indycar season has him 10th in points.
8. Graham Rahal: His lowest finish in the last four races.
9. Max Chilton: His fourth Top 10 this season.
10. Mikhail AleshinHis third Top 10 of the season.
Different Teams: 5  (Ganassi (3), Penske (4), Coyne, RLL, Schmidt )
Different Countries: 8 New Zealand, USA (3), Brazil, France, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Britain, Russia
4 Chevys   6 Hondas

 Average Speed:  123.431 mph

Time: 1 hour 47 minutes 18 seconds

Lead Changes:  6 among 4 drivers
Scott Dixon (24)  Helio Castroneves (17)  Josef Newgarden (13)  Charlie Kimball (1)

                 Fastest Lap:  139.664 on lap 52 by Josef Newgarden (2)

 Cautions 2 for 3 Laps
Most Improved: Mikhail Aleshin 9 positions

Penalties: 3
Rahal (blocking), Andretti (pit speed violation), Power (blocking)

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Josef Newgarden Texas 2017 Indycar

Josef finished 13th and started 17th
at the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas.
Josef began the race strong but was sent to the back of the field with a pit speed violation penalty after his pit stop on lap 29.  He made his way back to the front and even led 6 laps, but on lap 189 Josef tried to go three wide on the outside and hit wound up in the wall.

Josef officially finished 201 of the 248 laps.
His average speed was 144.796 mph and he pitted 10 times.

In six races at Texas Motor Speedway Josef has an average finish of 14.5 and this race was his highest finish there since 2014.

He is now 7th in the Indycar season standings,
49 points out of first place.

post by Alexandra (age 9)