Newgarden Delivers No. 600 for Penske in Texas Photo Finish

It’s not often a driver is paid a cash bonus in Victory Lane, but this was no ordinary win for Josef Newgarden and Team Penske on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. 3 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet of teammate Scott McLaughlin on the outside of Turn 4 on the final lap and won a drag race to the checkered flag, hanging on for victory by .0669 of a second in the first oval race of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, as Penske drivers earned three of the top four spots in the race. “I hoped to qualify in the top 10 and race in the top 10,” Johnson said. My car wasn’t probably as good as it had been in traffic as it had been the whole race. Newgarden averaged 165.467 mph in a race slowed by four cautions for 52 laps.

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