Newgarden Wins at Road America, Claims $1 Million Bonus – INDYCAR

June 12, 2022 by No Comments

It’s safe to say Josef Newgarden feels like a million bucks after winning the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America presented by AMR on Sunday.

Newgarden drove to his third victory of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season in the No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet and earned the $1 million PeopleReady Force for Good Challenge bonus. The Challenge rewards the first driver to win on all three types of circuits – road courses, street circuits and oval tracks – in 2022.

The $1 million is shared, with $500,000 going to Team Penske and Nashville-area native Newgarden and $500,000 donated to a chosen charity. Newgarden, who previously won this season on the Texas Motor Speedway oval and the Long Beach street circuit, has chosen two charities to split the $500,000 portion – SeriousFun Children’s Network and Wags and Walks Nashville.

2022 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Marcus Ericsson finished second in the No. 8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, 3.3710 seconds behind Newgarden. It was Ericsson’s fourth consecutive top-seven finish.

NTT P1 Award winner Alexander Rossi finished third in the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS/AutoNation Honda. A second consecutive podium finish this month continued a strong surge for Rossi, who has five top-10 finishes in his last six starts.

Romain Grosjean finished fourth in the No. 28 DHL Honda, with teammate Colton Herta rounding out the top five in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda after starting 11th. Andretti Autosport placed three drivers in the top five – Rossi, Grosjean and Herta.

Stay tuned for a complete report.

Source: https://www.indycar.com/news/2022/06/06-12-ra-nics-race

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