Hitachi Astemo Partners with Team Penske on 2024 INDYCAR Program

Hitachi Astemo will continue its partnership with Team Penske for the upcoming 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season as a sponsor of the No. 2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet driven by two-time series champion Josef Newgarden.

     A four-time INDYCAR winner in 2023, Newgarden will be looking for his second Indianapolis 500 win and his third INDYCAR SERIES title. Originally from Hendersonville, Tenn., the 33-year-old Newgarden has the most successes among INDYCAR SERIES drivers today. In addition to winning last year’s Indianapolis 500, he is also the 2017 and 2019 INDYCAR SERIES champion and the 2011 Indy Lights champion. He enters the 2024 season with 29 wins in his INDYCAR career, tying him with Team Penske legend Rick Mears for 13th on the all-time series wins list.

     The upcoming 2024 season marks the 13th year of partnership between Hitachi Astemo and Team Penske. In addition to its partnership with Team Penske, Hitachi Astemo also supplies fuel-system components for all 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged Chevrolet race engines in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to help Chevrolet win last year’s Manufacturer Championship.

     Chevrolet clinched the Manufacturer Championship for the second year in a row in 2023 and earned its eighth championship since returning to INDYCAR competition in 2012.

     The Hitachi name on the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet 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.

     “We can’t wait until race day to see Josef Newgarden behind the wheel of the Team Penske No. 2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet,” said Rob Sharpe, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Hitachi Astemo Americas. “We’re looking forward to our 13th year as partners with Team Penske and continuing our close relationship with our friends at Chevrolet in the development of their highly successful INDYCAR engine program.”

     Sharpe noted that 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 throughout the world.

2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES — Hitachi Primary Sponsored Races*
DateCityRace Course
March 24Thermal, CAThermal Club $1 Million Challenge
April 21Long Beach, CAStreets of Long Beach
June 02Detroit, MIStreets of Detroit
June 23Monterey, CAWeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
July 13Newton, IAIowa Speedway Race 1
July 14Newton, IAIowa Speedway Race 2
July 21TorontoStreets of Toronto
Sept. 15NashvilleNashville Superspeedway
* Races where Hitachi and Astemo logos will be prominently displayed on the car of Josef Newgarden, Hitachi’s contract driver. 

Hitachi PR