The Indy 500 IndyCar competitor Josef Newgarden has three things to note when it comes to:
No, he is not a foreign driver; He was born and raised in Tennessee and his name is from his Danish mother.
Yes, he grew up in NASCAR, but he was always preferred to stock car racing for stylish Indian-style cars.
And yes, he is still a leading candidate to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday
Only 33 cars have entered the race.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: 2017 Indianapolis 500
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
When: Sunday, May 28, 2017
Time: 12:19 p.m. Eastern
Watch This will be Newgarden’s sixth attempt to win the legendary Indy 500 race and will be the first year since joining the power club team of mogul Roger Penske, who holds the record of most Indy 500 victories made by a 16-year-old team owner.
Newgarden, 26, won the third race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama on April 23rd, and immediately returned to Penske.
Newgarden’s fourth career series was victorious; His first film came to Berbere two years ago.
Before joining Penske, Newgarden had shown his way to the 2.5 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Last year, Indy 500 Newgarden won second place, and in the 100th year, the Indy 500 raced Ed Carpenter Racing to the top of the Indy 500 finals.
Newgarden said, “I feel pretty good right at the end of the week,” as the race enters the 101st row. “It’s finally about being there.
As a group of Team Penske drivers, they did not perform well at amazing levels, some wondered if their speed was a little lower. Newgarden becomes the 22nd of 33 cars and one of his teammates, Helio Castroneves, who won the Indy 500 three times, won the 19th medal.
However, besides the speed, the Indianapolis 500 often comes down to other variables like I’m not lucky to win, fuel strategy and perfect pit stop.
Newgarden, Indy 500 team Penske drivers said “it does not mean how we will be on the race”. “I expect to be better in race conditions, and we can bring everything in the strategy game back to an earlier state.”
Newgarden was twisted in the wall during the Indy 500 on May 18 and tumbled in his collapsed car number 2, a regret that he accepted, not easily forgotten.
Newgarden said to the media the next day, “I’ll lie to you a bit, do not lie.” “But he is one of the opportunities you have to learn from this.
Newgarden, Indy 500 who has blonde, square jaw and fashionable clothes, calls himself “a big boy in his heart” on the Twitter page. When he was a kid he played baseball and basketball, but also go-kart racing due to his love of “motor stuff”.
The dream of being a professional driver soon followed. As he climbed the race lane, he went to Europe and considered racing in the Formula 1 series one day.
At the same time, he liked Indy-style cars and eventually stepped into the second-round Indy Lights line-up, winning the title in 2011, and then climbing to the top-end IndyCar lineup in 2012.
When Newgarden declared that he joined the Penske team in October we passed, “When you look at the top talents of the season, both in terms of driving and business, Josef is at the top of his list.” Said.
“We are hungry to win more races and win the championship,” said Penske, “and we hope to give him this opportunity.”
Speaking of young Indy 500 American drivers, Alexander Rossi is ready to prove that last year’s surprise Indy 500 victory was not a consolation.
Rossi became a rookie after several competitors had to stop late for fuel. Rossi’s car number 98 is barely ending up with fuel, standing beyond the finish line in the smoke, and then Zafer Serine needs a spare.
It’s been the year that a rookie born in the United States earned his first Indy 500 since 1928.
This year, 25-year-old Nevada City, California, was born very fast every month. Rossi finished third at 231,487 MPH, so he will start in the front row.
Rossi said after the qualifying round: “It’s a good place to be, there’s no dirty weather, and we’ll just have a strong start to the race and see where it’s going.” “I’m more relaxed than last year, I think, I know what will happen”