CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES & QUOTES
June 8, 2019
JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 FITZGERALD USA TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET – Race Winner
THIS IS YOUR FIRST SUPERSPEEDWAY WIN. YOU GOT IT DONE ON TRACK. HOW DID YOU HOLD OFF ALEXANDER ROSSI?
“These guys, man; they keep putting me out front. I’m just trying to get it done in the end! But, how about this Fitzgerald car? It looked good. It was great to have the Fitzgeralds here tonight. I knew we had a rocket ship; it was just about getting to the front. We were better in the front than we were in the back. I knew if we could some position we would be okay.
“But Team Chevy is doing a great job for us. It’s just a good day to capitalize on some points. These guys put me in position, so it’s all up to them.”
ON THE LAST RESTART, ALEXANDER ROSSI HAD A COUPLE OF GOOD RUNS ON THE OUTSIDE. HOW DID YOU MAKE IT STICK ON THE LOW LINE AND KEEP HIM BEHIND YOU?
“He was fast. Honestly, he ran a great race. Both him and (Scott) Dixon ran me fair at the end. It was hard to get away on the restart. That was my biggest concern was just getting the jump getting back going again. And, he was good, man. He was just hard to hold off. He was so good in dirty air. I saw him earlier in the race how good he was behind people, so I knew it was going to be tough. It was really going to be tough.
“But you saw the speed I had in the crunch just to hold him off. Thanks to Team Chevy. And it was a good day at Texas. I’m glad we finally figured this place out. It’s been a while.”
YOU’VE WON THREE OTHER OVALS, BUT THIS IS THE BIGGEST TRACK YOU’VE WON ON. IS THERE ANY SIGNIFICANCE TO BREAKING THROUGH? YOU’VE BEEN FAST ON BIG TRACKS, BUT GETTING A WIN NOW
“We’ve been close before. Not necessarily at the end of the race, but I know we’ve had good cars here and we haven’t been able to just make it happen. One thing happens or another. So, just to finally figure it out has been great. St. Pete was that way for me, too. I knew we could win a race here but we just hadn’t gotten it done. So, we finally figured it out tonight. I’m so please for these guys. They work hard for this.”