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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. February 21, 2022 -- Hitachi Astemo and Team Penske will continue their winning INDYCAR SERIES partnership for the 2022 season with two-time series champion Josef Newgarden behind the wheel of the No. 2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet.
The talented American driver will be looking for his third INDYCAR SERIES title and first Indianapolis 500 win. Newgarden enters the 2022 season with 15 pole positions and 20 wins in his INDYCAR career. Last year he competed for the INDYCAR SERIES championship down to the final lap of the season in Long Beach, where he finished as the series runner up.
On the No. 2 car the Hitachi name will appear on the sides and rear wing and Astemo will appear 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.
“Hitachi is entering the eleventh year of its partnership with Team Penske and we are looking forward to another successful year in 2022,” said Rob Sharpe, senior vice president, sales & marketing, Hitachi Astemo Americas. “We also are proud to be a technology partner with Chevrolet in the development of its highly successful INDYCAR engine program.”
“In addition to helping drive success on the track, Hitachi Astemo technology continues to improve the performance of cars, trucks and motorcycles around the world.”
|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.
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Hitachi Astemo is a global automotive technology company formed by the recent merger of Hitachi Automotive Systems with Honda’s Keihin, Showa and Nissin groups. Headquartered in Tokyo, the company has approx. 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.
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 enters 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.
Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Hitachi America, Ltd. headquartered in Santa Clara, California, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, particle beam therapy technologies, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, click on the link below.Learn More
Hitachi Astemo provides advanced mobility solutions in the areas of electric powertrains for automobiles, advanced chassis, autonomous driving/advanced driver assistance systems, and systems for motorcycles. In addition to reducing traffic accidents and traffic congestion, we aim to reduce the burden on the environment by cleaning exhaust gas and improving fuel efficiency to contribute to the realization of a society that is both people- and eco-friendly. For more information, click on the link below.Learn More