BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – In his third Verizon IndyCar Series race for Team Penske, Josef Newgarden (No. 2 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Team Penske Chevrolet) crossed the finish line in first, at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First.
“It’s not easy to win this one,” said Newgarden. “Whenever you get opportunities, I think you’ve got to seize it. We were in a great position to do it. We had a great car this weekend. Happy for Roger (Penske, team owner) and the group. Be able to check that off in the box, being able to contribute, I’m really happy for the team and happy to get this result for everybody.”
This was the first INDY race in which Fitzgerald Glider Kits participated in as a sponsor.
“You certainly hope you can win early and win often,” Newgarden said. “I think my goal was to maximize our potential, my potential, in the team as early as that could be. It’s not easy integrating into a new group. It’s been pretty fluid for me just because Team Penske is a very easy group to join, I find. They’re very open, welcoming, there’s so much information to look at, the teammates are so good, it helps you kind of get on pace pretty quick.”
What an exciting weekend we had.. the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 was a blast. The rain held off long enough for us to get a full race in. Unfortunately our 22 car didn't take the checkered after leading for 61 laps of the race but the Indy Car driven by @josefnewgarden beat the rest of the drivers and took first place at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. We want to give a shout out to our family, friends, customers, vendors, sponsors and race fans who all made this weekend an unforgettable event. We can't say enough how excited we are to be apart of @team_penske and the racing world we've grown up idolizing. Thanks to all that showed up rain or shine to the #FGK300 we're looking forward to plenty more and a great rest of 2017!! @bmsupdates @fitzgeraldgliderkits @fitzgeraldpeterbilt