Newgarden Paces First Day of Indy 500 Open Test

In a career full of success, winning the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is one of the few boxes Josef Newgarden hasn’t checked. Two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden was the fastest of 33 drivers on the 2.5-mile oval during the 8.5-hour test, turning a top lap of 227.686 mph in the No. I told the team that if it was Race Day, don’t touch it because it was very good. Really, really happy for Team Penske today, and I feel good for next month with the Shell car.”. Indianapolis-area native Conor Daly jumped to second in the final minutes of the afternoon session Thursday with a lap of 227.466 in the No. 11 Honda, as the second Chip Ganassi Racing driver in the top five.

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