After 11 years of longing to conquer the Indianapolis 500, Josef Newgarden emerged victorious in an exhilarating race that extended team owner Roger Penske’s record to 19 wins. In a daring move, Newgarden overtook defending champion Marcus Ericsson during a frenzied sprint to the finish line.
The victory was especially meaningful for Newgarden and his team, as they faced scrutiny and questions in recent years. The race, with its storied history and significance, holds a unique place in the championship, making it a coveted achievement for drivers. With this triumph, Newgarden becomes the first American winner since 2016.