“Josef Newgarden won the 2021 NTT IndyCar series season for team Penske, winning from the pole position Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He continued to dominate the race and won his third consecutive series pole. This was a special race for Team Penske as itu2019s the 50th anniversary of the teamu2019s first win.u00a0. Newgarden is a two-time IndyCar champion and driver of the Team Penske Chevrolet, he became the first driver since 2015 to win three consecutive poles. He was also the top qualifier for the second race in Detriot and the June 19 race at Road America.u00a0. Also Read | Alex Palou wins Road America, reclaims IndyCar points lead. Newgarden and Herta lined up on the front row for 80 laps of open-wheel racing. He led 73 of 80 laps around the 13-turn, 2,258-mile road course including the final 23, he edged Herta by 0.031 seconds with his lap of one minute, 06.6739 seconds.u00a0. Runner-up Marcus Ericsson came up 0.08790 seconds short. Alex Palou finished at third, followed by Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon, and Alexander Rossi came fifth.u00a0. Also Read | Indy 500: Champion Helio Castroneves’ pit-stop with fans. Newgarden had won the 2017 race at the same track and his 19th career victory occurred a day after Penske celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first checkered flag in IndyCar. Newgarden told reporters, u201cIt was going to be hard. You could see how fast these guys were.u201d after coming off the 13-turn, in Morrow Countyu2019s rolling hills.u00a0. He added u201cThatu2019s IndyCar. Thatu2019s Mid-Ohio. Itu2019s always tight here, so difficult.u201d he had started from the pole in the past two races but lost the race at Detroit and Road America because of late caution flags.u00a0. #IndyCar #Race #Ohiou00a0.”