Hitachi Astemo Partners with Team Penske on 2023 INDYCAR Program
21 February 2023
Hitachi Astemo will continue its partnership with Team Penske for the 2023 INDYCAR SERIES season as a sponsor of the No. 2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet with two-time series champion Josef Newgarden behind the wheel.
A five-time INDYCAR winner last year, Newgarden will be looking for his first Indianapolis 500 win and his third INDYCAR SERIES title this year. The talented American driver was the only driver to post wins on all three types of INDYCAR circuits in 2022 – street course, road circuit and oval track.
Newgarden enters the 2023 season with 25 wins in his INDYCAR career. Last year he finished just 16 points behind Team Penske teammate Will Power for the series title.
The Hitachi name on Penske's No. 2 car will appear on the sides and rear wing and Astemo will appear on both front wings. The Astemo logo also will be placed in the car's cockpit in full view of cameras broadcasting from the driver's seat.
Hitachi Astemo also continues to provide fuel-system components for all of the 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged Chevrolet racing engines in the INDYCAR SERIES.
"Hitachi's partnership with Team Penske enters its 12th year in 2023 and we are expecting another exciting and successful INDYCAR SERIES with Josef Newgarden in the months ahead," said Rob Sharpe, senior vice president, sales & marketing, Hitachi Astemo Americas. "Being able to partner with Chevrolet in the development of its highly successful INDYCAR engine program is a significant added benefit."
"In addition to being a contributor to successful motorsports programs, Hitachi Astemo technology continues to improve the performance and safety of cars, trucks and motorcycles on streets and highways around the world."
* Races where Hitachi and Astemo logos will be prominently displayed on the car of Josef Newgarden, Hitachi's contract driver.
More info is available on Hitachi Astemo's motorsports website: https://www.hitachiastemo.com/en/motorsports/sponsorship/indy.html