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Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway

| , RacinToday.com Sunday, July 10 2016
Josef Newgarden cruised to victory at Iowa Speedway on Sunday. (INDYCAR/LAT USA file photo)

Josef Newgarden cruised to victory at Iowa Speedway on Sunday. (INDYCAR/LAT USA file photo)

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Josef Newgarden drove to an easy victory in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The win was his first on an oval in IndyCar.

“We’ve been so close to winning at an oval race with this team,” he said, “we’ve had seconds.”

bugindycarNow they have a first.

Newgarden drove his Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet to a 4.2-second win over second-place Will Power of Team Penske.

“What a great car,” Newgarden said. “We got great cars and today’s was the best car we’ve ever had.”

Few in the field behind him would disagree on Sunday.

Newgarden, who wrecked hard at Texas Motorspeedway a couple weeks ago and suffered a broken collarbone and broken hand, has been downplaying the effects of that crash.

On Sunday, he continued to do so.

“I hate having a copout, that I’m having a hard time because of the injuries,” Newgarden said. “But it was tough (at Iowa). Whatever about the injuries.”

Power, in the thick of the points battle, was thrilled with a runner-up finish at Iowa.

“We’ve never finished well here,” Power said. “I was just so stoked to finish second at Iowa. I think Newgarden was in a class of his own but that’s what we needed.”

Finishing third was Scott Dixon in a Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy.

Fourth was Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske while Alexander Aleshin was fifth.

(This story will be updated shortly)

| , RacinToday.com Sunday, July 10 2016
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