Newgarden was fastest in practice 1 for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 NTT IndyCar Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway Saturday night.
The Penske Racing star turned in a lap of 180.040 mph on the green race track after the day's rains subsided in Madison, Illinois. Newgarden would edge teammate, Scott McLaughlin
, to turn the fastest lap of the hour-long session at Gateway. He'll be a top contender to win the pole and the race Sunday in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500.