Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/20/12
As the IZOD IndyCar Series wraps up five consecutive weeks of racing, mostly on ovals, Castroneves remains confident in his chances to contend for the 2012 championship. A winner in the season-opener at St. Petersburg, he is fifth in the standings - 43 points behind championship leader and Team Penske teammate Will Power - with six top-10 finishes in eight races. As the series heads to the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway this weekend, Castroneves discusses this stretch in the schedule, Father's Day, Iowa Speedway's heat races, his championship outlook and his "selfish" pick for a venue to replace the recently-canceled race in China. It's been a crazy few weeks for everyone, the entire series. The toughest part is when you're travelling so much and testing in between the races, you don't have time to fully evaluate what happened in every one of the races. We don't have the meetings we normally do to sit down and look at the details. And details make a big difference. Even for a big team lik...
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