‘King of the Corn’ Newgarden leads Penske domination in Iowa

#2: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske Chevrolet checkered flag

The name of the race was the Hy-Vee Homefront 250, but it will be remembered as the Team Penske Trio 250 at Iowa Speedway after Josef Newgarden, polesitter Will Power and Scott McLaughlin toyed with the field while leading 248 of 250 laps during an afternoon of total dominance.

Only a slight mistake by Power derailed a 1-2-3 for Penske, but Newgarden and McLaughlin still delivered for The Captain as they ran away from Arrow McLaren’s Pato O’Ward in third-place and sealed an all-Chevy podium for the Bowtie.

Entering the race holding third in the championship, Newgarden put the 50 points for the win, the point for leading a lap, and the two points for leading the most laps to great use and trimmed Alex Palou’s 117-point lead to 98 heading into Sunday’s second Iowa round. He also improved to second in the standings. Power owned the first half of the race and spent 119 laps in the lead, but once Newgarden motored by, he led 129 laps and controlled every aspect of t

Full Story »

Leave a Comment

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

More in News

Dixon frustrated by IndyCar race control calls as title bid comes up short

Palou's Portland win provided Ganassi with its 15th IndyCar title ...

Grosjean tipped for IndyCar reunion with Dale Coyne Racing in 2024

The Swiss-born Frenchman’s exit from Andretti Autosport is inevitable at ...

Portland Victory Lap with Alex Palou

New NTT IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou joins RACER’s Marshall ...

Rosenqvist happy with surge to second at Portland GP

On the eve of his much-predicted departure from Arrow McLaren, ...

O’Ward fumes over lapped cars costing him IndyCar podium shot

The Mexican started sixth in his No. 5 Chevrolet-powered car ...

Trending on Indy Chronicle

What material is the IndyCar windscreen made of

What material is the IndyCar windscreen made of?

Have you ever found yourself captivated by an IndyCar race ...

What Is IndyCar’s Aeroscreen?

The aeroscreen was introduced in IndyCar racing in 2020 after ...
Do IndyCars have carburetors

Do IndyCars have carburetors?

Do IndyCars have Carburetors? That's a big no. IndyCars stopped ...
Buying an Indycar Engine

Buying an Indycar Engine: Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to buying an IndyCar engine, there are ...
Revealing earnings of IndyCar drivers.

How Much Do IndyCar Drivers Make?

Like Formula One, IndyCar racing is a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled sport ...