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Strategy gamble for Josef Newgarden helps win IndyCar season-opener in St.Pete

Team Penske's Josef Newgarden claimed victory in the opening race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series in St.Petersburg after a strategy gamble paid off mid-way through the race. Newgarden had initially started in second place but lost out to Chip Ganassi's debutant Felix Rosenqvist on the opening lap. The 2017 series champion stuck with the lead pack through the early part of his stage waiting to pounce. As the halfway stage of the race came the leaders and cars around made their second stops, Newgarden stayed out on used Firestone primary black tyres and pushed hard, using lots of his push-to-pass to gamble with a caution period. He then stopped on lap 56 for red alternate tyres and...
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