IndyCar Series: Even rain couldn't stop Newgarden to win at Alabama

  • Josef Newgarden wins Honda Grand Prix of Alabama
  • Josef Newgarden wins Grnd Prix of Alabama
  • Josef Newgarden wins Grnd Prix of Alabama

Josef Newgarden (Team Penske) wins the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama, the fourth round of the 2018 IndyCar Series, proving that Barber Motorsports Park suits him better than other tracks because he won there three times in the last four attempts. In total, this win is Newgarden’s ninth in IndyCar career.

The reigning champion in the #1 Chevrolet was a dominant driver in the race which started on Sunday and ended on Monday due to suspension after 22 laps because of bad weather. Newgarden started from pole and ended Sunday’s part of the race on the top. Today, he continued to lead and collected 73 leading laps (of 82), crossing the finish line 9.9607 seconds ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport).

2018 Grand Prix of Alabama podium

Podium scorers Hunter-Reay, Newgarden, Hinchcliffe

James Hinchclife (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports) completed a podium, ahead of his teammate and compatriot Robert Wickens. Sebastien Bourdais (Dale Coyne Racing) ended the race in the fifth place.

With the win, Newgarden retook the championship lead after four of seventeen races. He collected 158 points so far, thirteen more than Alexander Rossi who finished 11th today.

Newgarden’s victory is the 199th IndyCar win for Team Penske. Four Team Penske drivers will have an opportunity to increase that number at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where IndyCar Grand Prix will take place on May 12 and then 102nd running of Indianapolis 500 on May 27.

Grand Prix of Alabama, Josef Newgarden

Newgarden’s win in Alabama is the 199th IndyCar win for Team Penske

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