Josef Newgarden

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Date of Birth December 22, 1990
Place of Birth Hendersonville, Tennessee
Age 30 years old
Horoscope Capricorn

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Josef Newgarden

Josef Newgarden is an American race car driver who was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a passion for racing at a very early age which immediately led to go kart racing prior to his pursuit of a professional motorsports career. He is the only American to win the prestigious Formula Ford Festival in England, a well-known proving ground for up and coming European drivers. After a foray into Europe he returned to the United States to compete in the Indy Lights Series, securing the championship in his one and only season. In 2012, he secured a multi-year contract to compete professionally in the NTT IndyCar Series, a rare offer for a rookie driver. He is the 2017 and 2019 NTT Indycar Series Champion and drives the No. 1 Dallara Chevrolet for the legendary Team Penske.

About Josef Newgarden

Open-wheel racer who joined the IndyCar Series in 2012. He raced in the GP3 Series in 2010.

Before Fame

He was the 2006 Junior Yamaha champion and Junior TAG World champion.

Achievement

He was the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights champion, which earned him a spot in the IndyCar Series the next year.

Family Life

He was born in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Associations

He began his IndyCar Series career racing for driver-turned-owner Sarah Fisher.

Information related to Josef Newgarden

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  • Formula Ford drivers
  • Indy Lights drivers
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Latest information about Josef Newgarden updated on January 22, 2021.

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