Away From The Track
It's not all race cars, engineering, and sponsorships for Josef Newgarden. He's also an incredibly diverse athlete.
Josef's a self-proclaimed cinefile who loves the art that is motion picture and video production. A big fan of Christopher Nolan, Josef is particularly fond of the Batman series produced by the famous director.
Second only to movies is his love of music... He's an avid listener and enjoys a broad range of genres from hip-hop/R&B to EDM and Country music. Some of his favorite artists include Skrillex, Jay-Z, and Big Machine Records artist Florida Georgia Line.
As with many people his age, video games were a big part of growing up for Josef. No surprise to anyone, racing games were his favorite and one in particular stood out amongst the crowd, Forza Motorsport.
After spending years trying to take over the online leaderboards he parlayed his passion for the game into a professional relationship with the Microsoft-owned series. He is now a Brand Ambassador and has been featured in the game as well as content series produced by the group. When he's home you can often catch Josef turning laps on Forza, be on the look out for JNRACERTPX on Xbox live!
In 2016, he has also competed with fellow drivers Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan on American Ninja Warrior.