JOSEF NEWGARDEN CLINCHES DOMINATING VICTORY AT IOWA SPEEDWAY
NEWTON, Iowa (July 10, 2016) – Race Notes
Newgarden's 282 laps led are the most ever by a driver in an Indy car race, surpassing the 250 by Ryan Hunter-Reay when he led every lap to win at Milwaukee in 2004. Newgarden only gave up the lead during green flag pit stops, but quick work in the pits by the No. 21 Fuzzy's Vodka crew kept him at the sharp end of the field.
JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 21 FUZZY'S ULTRA PREMIUM VODKA CHEVROLET, IOWA CORN 300 WINNER: "Man, it's hard to not get emotional after these things! What a great car! Fuzzy's Vodka...they enable us to do what we are doing here. i have a great team with Ed Carpenter Racing and a great team owner in Ed Carpenter. This was the best car I've ever had. I am so happy for my team and for my owner - he is a good dude. He takes good care of me. I'm just happy, this is so cool! Thanks to everyone in Iowa. I love this place and I love coming to Iowa. Love the fans here. Love running Indy cars around this place. I hope we come back here for many, many years."
ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY'S VODKA CHEVROLET, FINISHED 18TH: "It was a great day for the team. We tested here last week, we knew we had really strong race cars. Josef drove excellent, especially with the conditions of his hand hurting. I really felt like one of us would win and there was a really good chance both of us would be here (on the podium). Didn’t know we would have quite the dominant day that Josef had, but we needed to get back in victory lane for the team, for Chevrolet. It’s good to contribute some points for Josef and the No. 21 entry. Second in points right now, so we are in a really good position there. We just have to keep doing the same thing we are doing, and keep rounding into form. Hopefully next race we will have two of them on the podium."