IndyCar news: Team Penske's Newgarden scoops $1million bonus after winning at Road America

Josef Newgarden claimed his third IndyCar series win of the season on Sunday night, with the Team Penske driver pipping Indy500 winner Marcus Ericsson to the chequered flag.

Josef Newgarden rose from second on the grid on Saturday night to win his third IndyCar race of the season.

The 31-year-old American also won a bonus $1million for his efforts - awarded to the first driver to win at all three types of track.

Remarkably, Newgarden's three wins this season came at each type, with the Team Penske driver previously winning at the Texas Motor Speedway oval and the Long Beach street circuit, before his success at Road America.

Of the bonus money, $500,000 is split between Newgarden and his team, while the other half is donated to a charity of his choice.

"To finally get it done and most importantly to give that money to charity, half of that money is going to charity with SeriousFun Network and Wags and Walks Nashville," Newgarden said.

"I hope they're happy about it. That's a lot of money coming their way.

"You've got to be on your toes at all times (in this series). You can go in with a plan, but you probably have to change your plan 90 percent of the time once the race starts to unfold. To be able to hit all these disciplines with this team, for me it's the best series in the world.

"I was just trying to stay focused on what I had to do," Newgarden said. "Just an unbelievable job by everybody at Team Penske."

Marcus Ericsson crossed the line in second, 3.3s behind Newgarden. The 31-year-old Swede has now finished inside the top seven for the last four races, and leads the Championship by 27 points as a result.

Will Power, who previously led the standings, endured a frustrating afternoon in Wisconsin, finishing 19th in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.

Alexander Rossi continued his superb form with his third place earning him a consecutive podium. With three straight top-five finishes, the 30-year-old has now risen to 7th in the drivers standings, with 218 points to his name.

Romain Grosjean finished fourth in the No. 28 DHL Honda, while Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta rounded out the top five in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda after starting 11th.

IndyCar next travels to Ohio on July 3, with the Honda Indy 200 the next race up on the schedule.

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