Friday, June 01, 2018

Josef Newgarden Indycar GP of Alabama 2018

Josef won the GP of Alabama!!!!
Again, Again!
Josef returned to the site of his very first Indycar win, Barber Motorsports Park, and repeated his win from last year to win for the third time in four years!

He started on the pole with a lap of 122.773 mph 

This was Josef's 9th career win 
and 3rd career pole in Indycar.

Laps completed:  82
 Laps Led:  73
Average Speed:  93.335 mph
Margin of Victory:  9.96 seconds

Pit Stops:  4

Practice 1:  2nd fastest
Practice 2:  1st fastest
Qualified on Pole

Josef is still 1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in the Indycar season standings

Up next for Josef
the Grand Prix of Indianapolis
2017 Finish: 11th
Average Finish of 17th in 4 starts.

posted by Alexandra (age 10)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama 2018 Verizon Indycar Series

Josef Newgarden calls Barber Motorsports Park his 'home' track due to it's proximity to his hometown in TN.   After winning again for the third time in the last four years it is mosty likely also his favorite track.

Josef sat on the pole and Tim Cindric made the right call of when to come in for rain tires in the race's final laps to lead to his third win in the race.
 2018 Honda GP of Alabama
Polesitter:  Josef Newgarden

TOP 10 Finishers:
1. Josef Newgarden:  His third win at the track where he got his first Indycar win.
2. Ryan Hunter Reay: His best finish at Barber since winning in 2013 & 2014
3. James Hinchcliffe:  His best finish at Barber.
4. Robert Wickens: His second Top 5 in 4 races this season.
5. Sebastien Bourdais: His best finish at Barber.
6. Scott Dixon: Only the second time in nine races at Barber that he didn't finish on the podium.
7. Graham Rahal: .His fourth Top Five in 9 races at Barber.
8. Takuma Sato: His best finish in nine races at Barber.
9. Simon Pagenaud:  Has finished in the Top Ten in all eight attempts at Barber.
10. Marco Andretti: His third Top Ten in four races this season.
Different Teams: 6 Penske (2), Ganassi , Andretti(2), Schmidt (2), Dale Coyne, RLL
Different Countries 6:  USA(4), Canada (2), France(2), Brazil(2), NewZealand, Japan

Fun Facts
4 Lead Changes among 2 Drivers
Average Speed:  93.335 mph
Cautions: 2 for 14 laps
Fastest Lap: 118.594 by Zachary Claman DeMelo
                  Penalties:  Ryan Hunter Reay (unattended pit Equipment) - Post Race Fine
                                         Sebastien Bourdais (Unapproved Work Under Caution) - Loss of 2 laps 
                                         Tony Kanaan (Full Service in Closed Pit) - Drive Thru 
                                         Jordan King (Equipment Out of Box) - Post Race Fine


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Josef Newgarden Grand Prix of Long Beach 2018

Josef started 6th and finished 7th!
at the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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Laps completed:  85
Laps Led: 3
Average Speed:  88.463 mph
Time Back from Winner:   12.2175  Sec
Pit Stops:  3

He had the fastest lap of the race at 104.881 mph
The highest that he ran during the race was 1st.
He was 3rd in practice 2
He was 2nd in practice 3
He was 4th in final practice

He previous highest finish at Long Beach was 3rd in 2017

He is currently 2nd in points!


Next up the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama 
where Josef won in 2017
and has an average finish of 6.5
and has won 2 of the last 3 races there!

posted by Alexandra (age 10)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

2018 Grand Prix of Long Beach Indycar

Indycar Grand Prix of Long Beach 2018

Alexander Rossi won the pole and dominated the race leading 71 of the 85 laps on the streets of Long Beach to capture the third Indycar win of his career.

POLESITTERAlexander Rossi

Top 10:

1. Alexander Rossi: The second time he has won from the Pole.  The first was at Watkins Glen in 2017.
2. Will PowerHis best finish at Long Beach since 2014.
3. Ed Jones: Ties his best career Indycar finish from Indianapolis in 2017.
4. Zach Veach: His best finish and first Top 10 in his six race Indycar career.
5. Graham Rahal:  His best finish at Long Beach since a second in 2013.
6. Marco Andretti:  Ties his best finish at Long Beach since 2009.
7. Josef NewgardenHis fourth Top 10 in seven starts at Long Beach.
8. Tony Kanaan:  His second Top 10 in his new ride with A.J. Foyt this season.
9. James Hinchcliffe:  His worst finish at Long Beach since 2015.
10.  Charlie Kimball:  His best finish in his 8th attempt at Long Beach.

Different Teams: 7 (Andretti, Penske, Ganassi, Rahal Letterman Lanigan, A.J. Foyt Racing, Scmidt Peterson, Carlin Racing)
Different Countries: 5 (USA (6), Australia, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Canada)

 Average Speed:   88.622mph

 Time: 1 hour  53 Minutes 15 Seconds

4 Cautions for 17 Laps

Lead Changes: 6 among 5 drivers 

Best Lap: Josef Newgarden 104.881 mp

Most Improved:  Marco Andretti 14 positions

Passes:  200
Passes for Postion:  134

Graham Rahal: Avoidable Contact (Drive Thru)
Kyle Kaiser:  Improper Pit Exit (Drive Thru)
Sebastien Bourdais:  Improper Pass (Yield Position)
Takuma Sato:  Too Many Crew Over Wall (Post Race)
Scott Dixon:  Full Service in Closed Pit (Restart at Back)
Jordan King:  Avoidable Contact:  (Drive Thru)
Max Chilton:  Improper Restart Position (Give Up Position)
Ryan Hunter Reay:  Entering Pits by Back Door (15 sec Hold)
Mattius Leist:  Blocking (Yield Position)

Next Up: 
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park

2017 Winner: Josef Newgarden

Phoenix Grand Prix 2018 Indycar Season

POLE SITTER: Sebastien Bourdais


1. Josef Newgarden: His 8th Indycar win (5th with Penske)
2. Robert Wickens: His first Indycar podium!
3. Alexander Rossi: His second podium of the season.
4. Scott Dixon: His 4th Top 5 in six races at Phoenix.
5. Ryan Hunter-Reay: His best finish in three attempts at Phoenix.
6. James Hinchcliffe: His first Top 10 at Phoenix.
7. Ed Carpenter: His second 7th in a row at Phoenix.
8. Tony Kanaan: His lowest finish in 6 races at Phoenix
9. Graham RahalHis second Top 10 at Phoenix.
10. Simon PagenaudHis lowest finish after a 1st and 2nd the past two years.

Different Teams:   Andretti Autosport (2), Ganassi, Penske (2), Rahal Letterman, A. J. Foyt Racing, Schmidt (2), Ed Carpender Racing
Different Countries:   USA (5), New Zealand, Brazil, France, Canada (2)

 4 Chevys   6 Hondas


 Average Speed:  147.395 mph

Time:  1  hour 44 minutes 

Margin of Victory:  0.9514 seconds

Lead Changes:   among 9 drivers
Power (80), Bourdais (60), Wickens (44), Newgarden (30), Hinchcliffe (20), Rahal (7), Hunter Reay (5), Pagenaud (3), Rossi (1)

Total Passes:  280 total 98 for position

Fastest Lap:   178.368 by Sebastien Bourdais

2 Cautions for 23 Laps

Most Improved:  Scott Dixon 13 positions

Bourdias - Hit Personnel (Drive Through)
Rossi - Hit Personnel (Drive Through)
Leist - Hit Equipment (Post Race)
Lesit - Unattended Equipment (Drive Through)