Roger Penske's drivers had just finished 1-2-3 in the IndyCar standings, and shaking up his lineup didn't seem to be a priority. Newgarden closed out the best year of his career - his first with Penske - as the top driver in IndyCar.
Josef Newgarden rushed through the doors on to the championship stage with an American flag draped around his shoulders. Newgarden won his first IndyCar championship by closing out the best year of his career as the top driver at Team Penske. Penske driver Simon Pagenaud used pit strategy to win the
Josef Newgarden moved a step closer to his first IndyCar title by leading a Penske parade into the IndyCar season finale. Four of the five drivers still mathematically eligible to win the championship Sunday are from Team Penske. In qualifying, they showed they have the raw speed to grab this title