Newton, Iowa – July 23, 2023
Josef Newgarden of Team Penske emerged victorious in both Round 11 and Round 12 of the Hy-Vee One Step 250 on Sunday.
Josef Newgarden showcased his prowess, starting from the 7th position and quickly surging to the front of the pack. Throughout the 250-lap contest, Newgarden exhibited a blistering pace that was hard to match for his competitors. He led the majority of the race, crossing the finish line first with a commanding lead, capturing the victory.
Will Power, also representing Team Penske, fought tooth and nail to secure a victory. However, Josef Newgarden, determined to make it a clean sweep, was relentless in his pursuit. The two battled fiercely, leaving fans on the edge of their seats as they exchanged the lead multiple times.
As the laps ticked away, Alex Palou, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, joined the fray, adding an extra dimension to the already intense competition. Palou showcased his skills, but in the end, it was Josef Newgarden who held his ground, crossing the finish line in first place once again.
“I’m very happy to drive our American Legion Honda to the podium. It was a really busy day, even making five pit stops. We didn’t really have the pace at the beginning, but the team put me in a position to finish third after starting fifth on the restart with four laps to go. This was a great crowd here in Iowa, and I’m happy for The American Legion to be here on the podium in Iowa,” said Palou.
Points Standings After the Hy-Vee One Step 250: With his back-to-back victories at Iowa Speedway, Josef Newgarden propelled himself to the top of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES standings. His impressive performance earned him a total of 53 points from Race 1 and 42 points from Race 2, adding up to a substantial 397 points in the overall championship standings.
Will Power’s strong showing in both races earned him 42 points from Race 1 and 20 points from Race 2, accumulating 316 points, placing him in 7th position in the standings.
Alex Palou’s consistent finishes in both races garnered him 35 points from Race 1 and 23 points from Race 2, giving him a total of 477 points and retaining the top spot in the championship standings.
Newgarden clinched victory in the Hy-Vee Homefront 250 on Saturday, July 22, 2023. The IndyCar driver of Car No. 2 emerged triumphant after completing 250 laps, claiming the checkered flag at the Iowa Speedway.