IndyCar and Indy 500 champion Newgarden signs new multi-year deal with Team Penske

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Josef Newgarden has agreed a new multi-year deal with Team Penske, taking him through until 2026 at least.

The 33-year-old from Nashville has had extraordinary success since he joined Penske in 2017. He has won two championships, and finished second on three occasions as well.

Newgarden has been consistently a standout driver for almost the last decade, winning 27 races and securing pole 16 times in his time with Roger Penske’s team to date.

However, the biggest moments of his career have arguably come in the last couple of seasons.

Newgarden won the 2023 and 2024 Indy 500s, becoming the first driver to do so since Helio Castroneves all the way back in 2002. He retained his crown in style with a breathtaking pass on Pato O’Ward at turn 3 on the final lap.

Heading into the Detroit Grand Prix on Sunday, he sits P7, 61 points off championship leader Alex Palou.

Josef Newgarden

“Driving for Roger Penske and this iconic team is a dream that I never thought I would realize.

“I’m thankful for the opportunities that I’ve been given during my time at Team Penske. I have a great amount of respect for the individuals that comprise our group, including the partners who support us.

“Our time together has been filled with hard work, teamwork and dedication; and I’m so excited that we will continue on for many more years to come.

“I’m sure that we can achieve much more in the future. I still believe we haven’t reached our full potential together just yet.”

Roger Penske

“Josef Newgarden is a true winner, and we are excited that he will continue as a part of Team Penske for years to come.

“What he did Sunday in the Indianapolis 500 shows how Josef consistently delivers for our team and our partners on the track, and he is just as impressive off the track as well.

“We are proud to have Josef continue with our organization as his skill and passion embody what it means to be a Team Penske driver.”