Newgarden: Daytona 24 Hours win ‘doesn’t hurt’ my Le Mans target
Reigning Indy 500 champion Josef Newgarden, along with his team Porsche Penske Motorsport, secured victory at America’s biggest sportscar race, the Daytona 24 Hours. Despite it being only his second start in the Porsche LMDh prototype, Newgarden contributed to the win alongside teammates Dane Cameron, Matt Campbell, and Felipe Nasr. While Newgarden will now focus on winning his third IndyCar Series title for Team Penske, he expressed his desire to race at Le Mans in the future, acknowledging that he has yet to earn a spot. Newgarden described being part of the program as one of the coolest experiences and that one day it would be amazing to compete at Le Mans. He also humbly acknowledged his role within the team and credited the collective effort and deserving nature of everyone involved in the victory. Despite feeling a sense of awkwardness, Newgarden expressed his pride and gratitude for his teammates, likening them to family and highlighting the emotional impact the win had on him.