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Sportswriter faces backlash for racist Indy 500 tweet

Sportswriter Terry Frei faced tremendous backlash on Twitter after sending a tweet Sunday about the Indy 500.Frei, who writes for The Denver Post, said he was “very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend.” That was in reference to driver Takuma Sato winning the Indy 500 after beating out Helio Castroneves. Sato became the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato takes Indy 500, holding off Helio Castroneves

Takuma Sato had only won once in an Indy Car race, but he picked the best race imaginable to head back to the winner’s circle.Sato made the pass for what would be the final lead change of the race with less than ten to go, taking over from three-time Indy champ Helio Castroneves and not relinquishing it from there.Here’s how it looked, and sounded: That unbridled joy is fantastic...
Via The Comeback
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss

VICS: Castroneves and Montoya Suffer Tire Issues, Costing Chance of Victory

Team Penske seemed to have the quickest cars and a chance at victory in hand, but a pair of tire issues would hinder the performance. Helio Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 Rev Group Penske Chevrolet, started the race on the pole, leading from the start of the race and led until Lap 41 when he had a right front tire go flat, forcing him to pit road for a change.  Castroneves...
Via On Pit Road
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Continues to Show Speed

Helio Castroneves was quick on a regular basis last season, posting multiple top-fives over the course of the 16 races. The speed has certainly carried over to this season if you use the test at Phoenix International Raceway as an indicator as Castroneves topped the charts with the quickest speed of the entire weekend. RELATED: Helio Castroneves Posts Quickest Time of Phoenix Test...
Via On Pit Road
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Crashes Out of MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway

After battling for the lead at the front of the pack, Helio Castroneves would find himself out of the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway early as a result of a wreck on the backstretch at lap 136. Castroneves was leading the field the lap prior, but had Graham Rahal right on his tail. Rahal would make the move to Castroneves’ outside entering turn one, with Castroneves dropping back...
Via On Pit Road
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Castroneves tops times; closer to track mark

Helio Castroneves, who has earned the Verizon P1 Award the past two Verizon IndyCar Series races, recorded the quickest lap time in the 45-minute practice session preceding the three rounds of knockout qualifications for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Castroneves, driving the No. 3 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, slipped to the top of the time chart on his final lap...
Via On Pit Road
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Finds Himself In Familiar Situation Once Again

FONTANA, Calif. — As the Verizon IndyCar Series heads into the season finale, Helio Castroneves find himself in a familiar situation – within reach but yet so far from his first ever championship. Castroneves enters the season finale, 51 points behind teammate Will Power. Three of the past four seasons, this is a situation that Castroneves has been involved in – but yet has...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Castroneves Slips in the Championship Point Race

SONOMA, Calif. – So many times it is someone else’s misfortune that takes a toll on you. Sunday, in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Helio Castroneves felt that misfortune on lap one in turn 2. The Team Penske driver maintained his second place standing for the championship title that will be determined next weekend, but his title hopes took a hit. Castroneves, who was running in...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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