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Career Highlights

Finishes as NTT INDYCAR SERIES runner up for the second consecutive season. Produces multiple wins for the fifth consecutive year after posting victories at Mid-Ohio and World Wide Technology Raceway. Wins the P1 Pole Award at three consecutive races - Belle Isle, Road America, Mid-Ohio - and captures four poles for the season.

Finishes second in NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship battle, nearly repeating as series titlewinner. Ties for the lead in series wins with four victories on the year. Secures first win of 2020 at the Iowa Speedway short oval. Posts victories in three of the season's final six races to battle for the championship. Wins at the Gateway oval, the Harvest GP on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and the thrilling season finale on the streets of St. Petersburg.

Captures second IndyCar Series championship in three seasons since joining Team Penske. Posts four wins to lead the series, capturing the checkered flag at St. Petersburg, Detroit, Texas and Iowa. Records 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes and wins three poles on the season (Detroit, Pocono and Gateway).

Follows up championship 2017 season with an impressive second year with Team Penske. Produces three wins - at Phoenix, Barber and Road America - to go along with a single-season career-best four poles. Posts six top-five and 14 top-10 results on the season. Finishes fifth in the final NTT IndyCar Series championship standings.

Completes dream first season with Team Penske, winning the 16th IndyCar championship in team history. Starts season strong, finishing third at Long Beach for his first podium with Team Penske and follows it with his first Team Penske win in the next race at Barber. Other wins on the season at Toronto, Mid-Ohio and Gateway. Battles all season with teammate, and defending champion, Simon Pagenaud before being able to take control of the championship with three wins and a runner up in four consecutive races. Wins his first Verizon P1 Award of the season in the finale at Sonoma Raceway, coming in second in the race to clinch the championship. For the season, he has four wins, nine podium finishes and one pole victory.

Most constant season to date leads to a career best finish of fourth in the championship. Driving for Ed Carpenter Racing, Newgarden ties a career high with four podium finishes, including a win at Iowa after breaking his hand in a scary crash at Texas. Was the highest finishing driver outside of Team Penske. After the season, Newgarden announced he was signing with the legendary Team Penske to race in the #2 Chevrolet.

A breakthrough season as he drives for the combined Carpenter Fisher Hartman (CFH) Racing team, winning his first career NTT IndyCar Series races, at Barber and Toronto, and getting his first career Verizon P1 Award at Milwaukee. Ends the season in the top-ten in the championship for the first time in his career, finishing seventh. New career high with 345 laps led and with four podium finishes on the season, his wins at Barber and Toronto along with runner up at Iowa and Pocono.

Enters his third NTT IndyCar Series season has his best season finishing a career high 13th in the championship. Has the most led laps of his career with 20 and tied his career best finish of second at Iowa. Ties his career best starting position of second at Texas, Mid-Ohio and Sonoma.

Picks up his first career NTT IndyCar Series podium, finishing second in Baltimore for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. Has four top-five finishes on the season at Sao Paulo, Pocono, Baltimore and Houston Race I. The best finish in the championship standings of his young career, finishing in 14th.

Joins the NTT IndyCar Series and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing after winning the 2011 Indy Lights championship. Has a season best finish at his first career INDYCAR race of 11th at St. Petersburg. Leads his first career lap and the season ending race in Fontana. Suffers a big crash at Sonoma with Sebastian Bourdais, causing him to miss the race in Baltimore. Finishes 23rd overall in the championship.

Rookie season in the Indy Lights series driving for Sam Schmidt. Wins his first race in the season opener at St. Petersburg. Takes over the points lead after his win at Indianapolis and never looked back. His five wins, ten podiums and 395 laps led were top in the series. With his Indy Lights championship, Newgarden earns a ride in the NTT IndyCar Series for 2012.

Finishes 18th in GP3 for Carlin Motorsport, with best finish of fifth at Monza. Wins pole for the event at Hockenheim. 

Finishes second in the MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain with JTR with nine wins, four poles and 16 podium finishes. Claims two wins in three Formula Palmer Audi starts at Brands Hatch. Also competes in Formula Ford Festival (Duratec Class) and Walter Hayes Trophy.

Claims a second-place finish in the Skip Barber National Series for Racer of Tomorrow LTD with three wins, six poles, five podiums and three fastest laps in 14 starts. Awards Team USA Scholarship and competes in International Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, winning Kent Class at International Formula Ford Festival. Competes in IMSA Lites, Skip Barber Regional Series and Canadian Formula Ford 1600 events, as well.

Finishes sixth in the Skip Barber National Series for Racer of Tomorrow LTD with a pair of victories, three poles and four podiums in 14 outings. Also competes in the Skip Barber Southern Regional Series and earns three wins, three poles and 10 podiums in 12 starts on the way to a second-place finish in the season standings. 

Early Career
Begins racing karts at age 13 at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana while winning numerous races and national karting titles.