Josef Newgarden

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Josef Newgarden
Josef Newgarden at the 2012 Indy 500.jpg
Newgarden at the 2012 Indy 500
Nationality American
Born (1990-12-22) December 22, 1990 (age 23)
Hendersonville (United States)
2014 IndyCar Series
Debut season 2012
Current team Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
Car no. 67
Starts 41
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 3
Best champ.
finish
14th in 2013
Previous series
2006–07
2007–08
2009
2009
2010
2011
S. Barber Southern Regional
Skip Barber National
Formula Palmer Audi
British Formula Ford
GP3 Series
Firestone Indy Lights Series
Championship titles
2011 Firestone Indy Lights

Josef Nicolai Newgarden (born December 22, 1990) is an American race car driver from Hendersonville, Tennessee, he currently competes in the IndyCar Series, driving for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Newgarden drove a kart for the first time at the age of thirteen. In 2006, he took titles in two classes of the Kart Racers of America – Junior Yamaha championship and won the Junior TAG World Championship.[1]

Skip Barber[edit]

Newgarden started his single-seaters career in the Skip Barber Racing School series in 2006. He finished as runner-up in the Southern Regional Series with three wins and another seven podiums.[2] He next competed in the 2007 BFGoodrich / Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda championship, finishing sixth with two wins.[3] Newgarden remained in the series for 2008 and improved to second place in standings, scoring three wins.[4]

Formula Ford[edit]

After some participations in Formula Ford races in 2008 and a win in the Kent Class at the Formula Ford Festival, he moved to the British Formula Ford Championship in 2009. Again he was runner-up, amassing 550 points and nine wins.[5]

Formula Palmer Audi[edit]

Newgarden competed in the opening round of the 2009 Formula Palmer Audi season at Brands Hatch, taking two wins[6][7] and a fourth in the third race.[8]

GP3 Series[edit]

Newgarden move into the new-for-2010 GP3 Series with the Carlin team.[9] He finished 18th in points, winning a pole at Hockenheimring and had a best finish of fifth in the season finale at Monza.

Indy Lights[edit]

Josef Newgarden clinching the Indy Lights Championship

In 2011 Newgarden returned to North America to race in the Firestone Indy Lights series for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.[10] He won his first Indy Lights race in the season opener on the Streets of St. Petersburg.[11] Josef followed up his opening win in St. Petersburg with 4 additional wins, and 10 podiums total out of 13 races in 2011,[12] clinching him the points championship with 1 race left to go.[13] In New Hampshire, the 11th race of 2011, Josef lapped the entire field, and went on to win; he is the first Indy Lights driver to do this since Thiago Medeiros in March 2004.[14]

IndyCar[edit]

On December 7, 2011, Newgarden was announced as the driver for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. He ran his first full season schedule in an Indycar in 2012. Currently, he is competing in his third full season.[15]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2006–07 Skip Barber Southern Racer of Tomorrow LTD 12 3 3 5 10 443 2nd
2007 Skip Barber National Racer of Tomorrow LTD 14 2 3 3 4 326 6th
Skip Barber Southern Regional Run-Offs  ? 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007–08 Skip Barber Southern Racer of Tomorrow LTD 2 0 1 1 1 61 29th
2008 Skip Barber National Racer of Tomorrow LTD 14 3 6 3 5 372 2nd
Ontario Formula Ford Challenge F1600-A 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Skip Barber Eastern 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Skip Barber Mid Western 1 1 0 1 1 69 35th
IMSA Lites L1 Presented by Hankook Batos Racing 2 0 0 1 1 16 19th
Formula Ford 1600 Walter Hayes Trophy Team USA / Cliff Dempsey Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 14th
Formula Ford Festival – Kent Class Team USA / Cliff Dempsey Racing 1 1 0 0 0 N/A 1st
2009 British Formula Ford Championship JTR 25 9 4 8 16 550 2nd
Formula Palmer Audi Motorsport Vision 3 2 0 0 2 64 18th
Formula Ford 1600 Walter Hayes Trophy 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
Formula Ford Festival 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2010 GP3 Series Carlin 15 0 1 0 0 8 18th
2011 Indy Lights Sam Schmidt Motorsports 14 5 3 4 10 533 1st
2012 IndyCar Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 14 0 0 3 0 200 23rd
2013 IndyCar Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 19 0 0 0 1 348 14th
2014 IndyCar Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 18 0 0 1 1 406 13th

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2010 Carlin ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

16
TUR
FEA

10
TUR
SPR

23
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

26
GBR
FEA

16
GBR
SPR

11
GER
FEA

18
GER
SPR

19
HUN
FEA

7
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

DNS
BEL
SPR

21
ITA
FEA

7
ITA
SPR

5
18th 8

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2011 Sam Schmidt Motorsports STP
1
ALA
6
LBH
13
INDY
1
MIL
2
IOW
1
TOR
8
EDM
2
EDM
1
TRO
3
NHM
1
BAL
2
KTY
2
LVS
9
1st 553

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2012 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP
11
ALA
17
LBH
26
SAO
23
INDY
25
DET
15
TXS
13
MIL
25
IOW
19
TOR
13
EDM
17
MDO
12
SNM
23
BAL
FON
16
23rd 200
2013 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP
23
ALA
9
LBH
13
SAO
5
INDY
28
DET
7
DET
16
TXS
8
MIL
11
IOW
15
POC
5
TOR
23
TOR
11
MDO
23
SNM
24
BAL
2
HOU
5
HOU
13
FON
20
14th 348
2014 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP
9
LBH
19
ALA
8
IMS
17
INDY
30
DET
20
DET
17
TXS
11
HOU
20
HOU
20
POC
8
IOW
2
TOR
20
TOR
13
MDO
12
MIL
5
SNM
6
FON
10
13th 406

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2012 Dallara Honda 7 25 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
2013 Dallara Honda 25 28 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
2014 Dallara Honda 8 30 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josef". raceroftomorrow.com (Josef Newgarden). Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Skip Barber Southern Regional Series 2006–07". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  3. ^ "BFGoodrich / Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda 2007". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  4. ^ "BFGoodrich / Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  5. ^ "MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Formula Palmer Audi Brands Hatch Race 1". Formula Palmer Audi (Motorsport Vision). 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  7. ^ "Formula Palmer Audi Brands Hatch Race 2". Formula Palmer Audi (Motorsport Vision). 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  8. ^ "Formula Palmer Audi Brands Hatch Race 3". Formula Palmer Audi (Motorsport Vision). 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  9. ^ "Newgarden confirmed at Carlin for GP3". carlin.co.uk (Carlin). 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  10. ^ Newgarden Returns to North American Racing with Sam Schmidt Motorsports, eFormulaCarNews, March 9, 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-09
  11. ^ Putnam, Bob. Josef Newgarden wins Indy Lights debut in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Times, March 28, 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-29
  12. ^ Josef Newgarden - Driver Page, Indycar.com, October 5, 2011, Retrieved 2011-10-05
  13. ^ Newgarden Takes the Firestone Indy Lights Title... Raceroftomorrow.com, October 5, 2011, Retrieved 2011-10-05
  14. ^ Josef Newgarden Laps the Field... rpm2night.com, August 14, 2011, Retrieved 2011-10-05
  15. ^ Jones, Brent (April 4, 2012). "Indy Lights champ Josef Newgarden signs with Sarah Fisher". USA Today (Gannett Co. Inc.). Retrieved April 4, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jean-Karl Vernay
Indy Lights Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Tristan Vautier