Josef Newgarden pops the question to longtime girlfriend Ashley Welch

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2017 IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden is used to answering questions, particularly from reporters and fans.

But Saturday, Newgarden was the one asking a question – the biggest of his life.

Shortly after Newgarden and longtime girlfriend Ashley Welch arrived in Japan for an off-season vacation, the couple began sightseeing.

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Amid the backdrop of the ancient gardens in Kyoto, Japan, Newgarden bent down on one knee and asked Welch to marry him.

Without hesitation, Welch happily said β€œyes.”

β€œI’ll soon be the Newest Garden of all,” Welch said in a play on words in a post on her Instagram account. She even created a hashtag: #TheNewestGarden.

A number of Newgarden’s fellow racers congratulated the couple on Instagram, including Graham Rahal, Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Conor Daly.

It’s unknown whether the couple has set a wedding date yet. But we wish them all the best as they soon embark upon their new life together.

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