Newgarden wins for Team Penske at Alabama

(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) Josef Newgarden put himself in position to battle teammate Will Power to the end. He didn't need to.

Newgarden kept Team Penske on top at Barber Motorsports Park Sunday with his second Indy Grand Prix of Alabama win in three years.

The new Penske driver didn't allow Scott Dixon an opening over the final stretch to give Chevrolet its first win of the season. Newgarden had moved to the front for the first time when Power was forced to pit with a punctured left rear tire with 14 laps to go.

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IndyCar Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 S.Bourdais 117 1
2 S.Dixon 111 0
3 J.Newgarden 110 1
4 S.Pagenaud 106 0
5 J.Hinchcliffe 102 1
6 H.Castroneves 84 0
7 R.Hunter-Reay 65 0
8 T.Sato 65 0
9 E.Jones 62 0
10 A.Rossi 60 0
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