FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, Feb. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hitachi Astemo and Team Penske will continue their winning INDYCAR SERIES partnership for the 2022 season with two-time series champion Josef Newgarden driving the #2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet.

The talented American driver will be looking for his third INDYCAR SERIES title and his first Indianapolis 500 victory. 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 until the last round of the season at Long Beach, where he finished second in the series.

On car #2, the Hitachi name will appear on the sides and rear fender and Astemo will appear on both front fenders. Hitachi Astemo supplies fuel system components for all Chevrolet INDYCAR SERIES 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged racing engines.

“Hitachi is entering the eleventh year of its partnership with Team Penske and we look forward to another successful year in 2022,” said Rob Sharpe, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Hitachi Astemo Americas. “We are also proud to be a technology partner of Chevrolet in the development of its highly successful INDYCAR engine program.

“In addition to helping people succeed on the track, Hitachi Astemo technology continues to improve the performance of cars, trucks and motorcycles around the world.”

2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES — Major Hitachi Sponsored Races*




February 27


Streets of St. Petersburg

April 10

Long Beach

Streets of Long Beach

June 5


Racecourse at Belle Isle Park

July 17


The streets of Toronto

July 23

Newton, Iowa

Iowa Speedway Race 1

July 24

Newton, Iowa

Iowa Speedway Race 2

September 4

Portland, OR

Portland International Racecourse

September 11th

Monterey, California

WeatherTech Laguna Seca Tour

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

For more information, please visit the Hitachi Astemo motorsport webpage at

Hitachi Astemo is a global automotive technology company resulting from the recent merger of Hitachi Automotive Systems with Honda’s Keihin, Showa and Nissin groups. Based in Tokyo, the company has approximately 90,000 employees and leadership positions across a wide range of product areas, including AD/ADAS, software and powertrain, as well as chassis and motorcycle systems.

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 in accordance with ISO/TS:16949:2009 industry standards. For more information about Hitachi Astemo, visit Additional product information is available at

About the Penske team

Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in motorsport history with 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, one Formula 1 victory and wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona and 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

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