Fifth Gear: What a ‘Relief’ for Newgarden

It’s difficult for those of us on the outside to understand the pressure that builds around a driver of Newgarden’s caliber, much less a Team Penske veteran. “But if you’re not good on race day, it’s all for nothing. Get this: More than half of the race winners in history – 55 of the previous 106 – were older than Newgarden is now. “We left that test and said, if we have this car we’re winning the ‘500.’ That’s what I said. Said Ericsson of Newgarden’s move: “You’ve got do what you’ve got to do to win this race. Ferrucci led 11 laps and might have won the race had he been able to clear Newgarden before the caution waved on Lap 196. · Newgarden led only five laps, but four of them were in the final eight of the race. · Newgarden became the 10th driver to win the race using No. · Newgarden became the third driver to win from the 17th starting positions.

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