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Josef Newgarden says tire strategy, fuel strategy, swift pitstops, quick out-laps, a crucial move on Scott Dixon and Will Power’s puncture were all contributory factors to him nailing his first victory for Penske at Barber Motorsports Park.
Will Power led 60 of the 90 laps at Barber Motorsports Park, but when a rear tire deflated, it left the door open for Josef Newgarden to score his fourth victory in IndyCar and his first for Team Penske-Chevrolet.
Graham Rahal says his disastrous last place on the grid for tomorrow’s GP of Alabama is a reflection of the struggles a one-car IndyCar team has when it doesn’t start a race weekend competitive right out of the box.
Verizon IndyCar Series' 2014 champion Will Power scored the 46th pole position of his Indy car career and second of the season to head Team Penske-Chevrolet teammate Helio Castroneves in a tough shootout at Barber Motorsports Park.
Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, Josef Newgarden, Will Power and Helio Castroneves produced a team 1-2-3-4 in opening practice for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.