With the combined efforts of Rotondo Weirich (RW) and Muscle Milk, American Le Mans Series LMP1 championship points leader Lucas Luhr will race his first laps in an open wheel car for SFHR.
CuttersRT to assist Newgarden’s effort in ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’.
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing press release
Veteran Alex Tagliani was announced today as the second driver for Indianapolis-based SFHR in the 2014 edition of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."
SFHR breaks ground for their new shop within sight of turn one of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
On lap 73, Newgarden made contact with the No. 25 car of Marco Andretti, resulting in a drive-through penalty
Josef Newgarden: "It is a shame to have a mechanical issue; you don't want to start a season that way..."
Not only does Newgarden believe in himself, but he also has faith in his team as he prepares for his second Indianapolis 500.
First podium and highest IZOD IndyCar Series finish for Josef Newgarden.
During the second stint of the race, Newgarden fell a lap behind and was never able to make it up.
Josef Newgarden: "The positive is that the car is in one piece and we finished 13th, which is not horrible."
Newgarden's race were ended before it started due to car failure
The 34-year-old Germany-native, Lucas Luhr, driving the No. 97 SFHR car, was in 17th place when an engine fire ended his day short of the checkered flag.
Newgarden will start in the eighth row for Sunday's race on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn scenic street course on the St. Petersburg harbor.