Originally written on Indy Racing Revolution  |  Last updated 10/14/14

MOTEGI, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 18: Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Team Penske Dallara Honda (L) and team mate Ryan Briscoe, driver of the #6 Team Penske Dallara Honda wait on pit road prior to qualifying for the IndyCar Series Bridgestone Indy Japan 300 Mile on September 18, 2009 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
After a tough qualifying session earlier today, Helio Castroneves will now have to come from the rear of the field to contend in tomorrow's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Penske Racing president Tim Cindric has tweeted that Castroneves, the second-place driver in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship, will have the engine swapped on his No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet -- which means that he'll have to absorb a 10-spot grid penalty.

Based on his 13th place result in qualifying, Castroneves would have to start 23rd in tomorrow's race with the penalty.

"@h3lio s turn 4 a 10 grid penalty.Changing engines 4 a better spec.With the way the weather looks,there may b many strategies that play out," Cindric posted on his Twitter account. Thunderstorms and an 80 percent chance of rain are in the forecast for tomorrow at Mid-Ohio.

Castroneves enters tomorrow's race just 21 points behind Ryan Hunter-Reay in the standings.

UPDATE: Helio's PR team has confirmed the penalty.
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