NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Yesterday was the last IndyCar race before the Music City Grand Prix and a local Tennessean came away with the checkered flag. 

Josef Newgarden, of Hendersonville, won Sunday's race in Ohio. 

He told us this is a big win to have right before coming back to Nashville. 

"It's great, its good motivation. Tim said we needed to be the first bit box out in Nashville so we go that done yesterday. We got some confidence with this win ands o I feel like we can win and I've told these guys we can win any race and Nashville will be a dream to have a good result for," Newgarden said. 

The Hendersonville native now has the most wins out of any active American driver in IndyCar. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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