Dollar General to sponsor Newgarden in Indy 500

Dollar General Corp. will sponsor rookie Josef Newgarden in the

Indianapolis 500.

The general merchandise chain sponsored Sarah Fisher Hartman

Racing last season, and was on the car when the team scored its

first IndyCar Series victory with Ed Carpenter at Kentucky. But

Dollar General increased its NASCAR involvement this season, and it

came at the expense of Fisher’s organization.

Dollar General said Tuesday it will get behind Newgarden for the

May 27 race.

Newgarden has been impressive through the first three races this

season, and started on the front row of last week’s race at Long

Beach. He made a bold attempt to pass four-time champion Dario

Franchitti before the first turn, and contact between the two ended

Newgarden’s race.

Newgarden will make his Indy 500 debut this season.