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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HITACHI-SPONSORED TEAM PENSKE CAR WINS LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX

  • ・Josef Newgarden scores his second-straight INDYCAR Series victory in the No. 2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet
  • ・Hitachi Astemo provides fuel-system components for INDYCAR engines

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Josef Newgarden drove Team Penske’s No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet to a second-consecutive INDYCAR Series victory at the Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, April 10.

Newgarden is a two-time INDYCAR Series champion and is looking for his third series title and first Indianapolis 500 win in 2022. He took over the series points lead with his 22nd-career INDYCAR victory and his first at Long Beach.

Team Penske has opened this year’s INDYCAR Series season with three-consecutive wins. Newgarden’s Penske teammate Scott McLaughlin took the season opener at St. Petersburg, followed by Newgarden victories at the Texas Motor Speedway and Long Beach.

“This win is definitely up there on the my list,” Newgarden said after the race. “This was a fight. This was not an easy race to win. The Hitachi car was on it. I knew coming in to the race we had a great strategy and with Team Chevy we were going to be alright.”

Newgarden is now one step away from winning the PeopleReady “Force for Good” Challenge, that will go to the first driver to take the checkered flag on each of INDYCAR’s three different style tracks – street circuits, road courses and ovals. The million-dollar prize will be split between the driver, his team and a charity of their choice.

“Congratulations to Josef Newgarden and Team Penske for another outstanding INDYCAR performance,” said Rob Sharpe, senior vice president, sales & marketing, Hitachi Astemo Americas. “Their teammates at Hitachi and Hitachi Astemo are among their biggest fans. We will be cheering them on throughout the coming race season.”

Sharpe noted that Hitachi Astemo is a technology partner with Chevrolet in the development of its highly successful INDYCAR engine program. The Hitachi name appears on the sides and rear wing of Team Penske’s No. 2 car and Astemo appears on both front wings.

Hitachi Astemo provides fuel-system components for all of the 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged Chevrolet racing engines in the INDYCAR Series.

Checkered flag for Team Penske Car No. 2

Josef Newgarden takes 1st place on the podium

2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES -- Hitachi Primary Sponsored Races*

Date City Race Course
February 27 St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg
April 10 Long Beach Streets of Long Beach
June 5 Detroit Raceway at Belle Isle Park
July 17 Toronto Streets of Toronto
July 23 Newton, IA Iowa Speedway Race 1
July 24 Newton, IA Iowa Speedway Race 2
September 4 Portland, OR Portland International Raceway
September 11 Monterey, CA WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

*Races where Hitachi logos will be prominently displayed on the car of Josef Newgarden, Hitachi’s contract driver.

More info is available at Hitachi Astemo’s motorsports webpage:
https://www.hitachiastemo.com/en/motorsports/sponsorship/indy.html

Hitachi Astemo is a global automotive technology company formed by the recent merger of Hitachi Automotive Systems with Honda’s Keihin, Showa and Nissin Kogyo groups. Headquartered in Tokyo, the company has approximately 90,000 employees and leadership positions in a wide range of product areas including AD/ADAS, software and powertrain, as well as chassis and motorcycle systems. Its headquarters for the Americas is in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

About Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.

Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. manufactures and markets engine management, electric powertrain and integrated vehicle controls for major automotive manufacturers worldwide, adhering to ISO/TS:16949:2009 industry standards. For more Hitachi Astemo corporate information, please visit www.hitachiastemo.com. Additional product information is available at www.hitachiastemo.com/en/products/.

About Team Penske

Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in motorsports history with 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win and victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Newgarden entered the 2022 INDYCAR season with 15 pole positions and 20 wins. Born in Hendersonville, Tennessee, he lives in Nashville. More information is available at www.teampenske.com..

Press Contacts:

HITACHI ASTEMO CONTACT

Hiromi Mizuno

Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.

Phone: +1.248.798.1762

hiromi.mizuno.nc@hitachiastemo.com


HITACHI ASTEMO MEDIA CONTACT

Elaine Cozzetto

AutoCom Associates

Phone: +1.248.647.8621

ecozzetto@usautocom.com

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