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Title contenders thinking of Wilson as prepare for championship fight

SONOMA, California – The six drivers in mathematical contention for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship were back in action Friday at Sonoma Raceway, where Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma will determine the title winner. But it was also a time for each of them to remember Justin Wilson. As each of the six drivers talked about their chances at winning the IndyCar...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Leads Penske 1-2-3 in Pocono

Team Penske played with threes at the track that happens to have three corners. Helio Castroneves led a 1-2-3 sweep for Team Penske at Pocono Raceway in the No. 3 Chevrolet for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 – the penultimate race in the series’ 2015 campaign. With a average two-lap speed of 220.530 mph, Castroneves edged Simon Pagenuad to win his 45th career Verizon IndyCar Series pole...
Via Rubbings Racing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Castroneves claims pole position at Pocono

LONG POND, Pennsylvania – Helio Castroneves realizes he needs some help to win the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship because he is fourth in points, 58 points out of the lead. The best way for him to gain ground is to win the final two races of the season and hope the drivers in front of him experience problems.   He got a little help in Saturday’s qualifications when...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Castroneves wins Pocono pole; points leader Montoya 19th

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) IndyCar points leader Juan Pablo Montoya will start 19th at Pocono Raceway and Graham Rahal qualified fifth as he tries to trim a nine-point deficit. Helio Castroneves won the pole Saturday at 220.530 mph, a strong push toward yet another drive at his first career championship with two races left in the season. Castroneves is in fourth place, 58 points behind...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

INDYCAR News and Notes – Aug. 12, 2015

1. Andretti, Castroneves Don’t ‘Tire’ of Firestone Testing 2. Successful INDYCAR Viewership Promotion Named Award Finalist 1. Andretti, Castroneves Don’t ‘Tire’ of Firestone Testing: Before breaking for lunch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti had turned almost 70 percent of the 200 laps for the Indianapolis...
Via On Pit Road
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Andretti, Castroneves Don't 'Tire' of Firestone Testing

Before breaking for lunch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti had turned almost 70 percent of the 200 laps for the Indianapolis 500. Neither seemed to mind the workout on the 2.5-mile oval. "Every time you have an opportunity to be here, especially with helping Firestone develop even better tires, it's important," three...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Castroneves Claims Pole At Iowa

Sometimes, the practice time sheets prove to mean little much to do about nothing when it comes to the final grid. Weather usually is to blame for it, yet sometimes one manages to find the magic that was lacking from before. That proved to be the case Saturday afternoon at the small, yet super fast Iowa Speedway as Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, despite the fact he was outrun...
Via On Pit Road
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Castroneves Captures Pole for Iowa Corn 300

Credit: Chris Jones/IndyCar Posted By: Brian Eberly – Follow at @beberly18 July 18, 2015 Helio Castroneves posted a two-lap average speed of 183.480 mph in the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet to earn the Verizon P1 Award for Saturday night’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. The pole is the third of the season for Castroneves as he looks to earn his first win of 2015. Tony...
Via Motor Racing Digest
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Castroneves captures pole for IndyCar night race at Iowa

Helio Castroneves captured pole for Saturday night's IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The Team Penske driver earned his third pole of 2015 with an average speed of 183.480 mph, narrowly beating fellow Brazilian Tony Kanaan. It's the 11th time this season a Penske driver will start from P1. Here's the starting lineup for Saturday night's Iowa Corn 300:
Via Fox Sports
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves wins IndyCar pole

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) Helio Castroneves will start from the pole Saturday night in the IndyCar race at the Iowa Speedway. The Team Penske driver raced to his third pole of the season and the 44th of his career. Fellow Brazilian Tony Kanaan of Chip Ganassi Racing will start on the front row with Castroneves. Series points leader Juan Pablo Montoya of Penske will start third, followed...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Sebastien Bourdais wins at Milwaukee with late surge on oval

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) Sebastien Bourdais' final 60-plus laps at the Milwaukee Mile offered reminders of his dominating Champ Car run a decade ago. A rare victory at an oval could be just what the veteran needs to start a memorable run in IndyCar, too. Bourdais pulled away following a late caution in the 250-lap race on Sunday for his second IndyCar victory of the season, turning...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sebastien Bourdais dominates late to win at Milwaukee Mile

MILWAUKEE (AP) Sebastien Bourdais pulled away following a late caution to win Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile, his second IndyCar victory of the season. Bourdais was dominating before the caution flag came out on Lap 222 after Justin Wilson's car stalled. He held on when racing resumed for an 18-lap sprint to the finish, turning aside a brief challenge from second-place Helio Castroneves...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Castroneves to start at back of field at Mile

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) Helio Castroneves will start at the back of the field for the 250-lap IndyCar race Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile after arriving late to check in for his qualifying run. Drivers are required to arrive at pit lane 10 minutes before their qualifying run. An IndyCar spokesman said Castroneves missed that time when qualifying was held earlier Sunday, so he was required...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Looks to Bounce Back After Fontana Crash

On the oval tracks this season, Team Penske has proven to be one of the top tier organizations and that was shown at Auto Club Speedway in the laps led by their drivers. Helio Castroneves was able to lead 43 laps and looked to have a car capable of winning the event. However, a wreck at lap 136 would result in the Brazilian crossing the finish line in the 23rd spot. Castroneves was...
Via On Pit Road
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Look out! Summer season plagued with airborne open-wheel crashes

In the last 46 days, there have been eight airborne crashes in upper-class open-wheel racing divisions. Fortunately, everyone involved has been able to go on to race another day. May 13, 2015 – Helio Castroneves – IndyCar Helio Castroneves became the first of our summer flyers during practice for the Indianapolis 500 on May 13. Castroneves lost control on his Team Penske Chevrolet...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2015  |  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: Pagenaud Leads Penske Front Row Sweep

The stage is set for Team Penske to once again be a player in the outcome of Saturday’s MAVTV 500 IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California as Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves have claimed each of the front row spots in Friday qualifications. However, Chip Ganassi Racing’s quartet is not directly behind him as multiple new players are trying to get...
Via On Pit Road
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Looks to Continue Strong Run at Fontana

Following a podium finish of third at the Honda Indy Toronto, Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves is looking to carry the positive momentum into a strong run this weekend in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. “There is nothing like going to Auto Club Speedway while sporting the Auto Club of Southern California colors on the No. 3 Chevy,” Castroneves commented. “The amount...
Via On Pit Road
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Off weekend allows IndyCar drivers, teams to decompress

His nephew's birthday party, a few public appearances and Father's Day constitute the remainder of Helio Castroneves' week, which is exceptionally light in the midst of the Verizon IndyCar Series championship chase and certainly welcome.From far-flung trips to Tokyo and Monaco to visit family to outings in Indiana backyards and lakes, drivers and team personnel will decompress this...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR News and Notes – June 16, 2015

Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: 1. Off weekend allows drivers, teams to decompress 2. Castroneves climbing after second straight podium 3. Inside the box score – Honda Indy Toronto 1. Off weekend allows drivers, teams to decompress: His nephew’s birthday party, a few public appearances and Father’s Day constitute the remainder of Helio Castroneves’ week, which is exceptionally...
Via On Pit Road
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Newgarden leads home CFH Racing 1-2 in Toronto

Josef Newgarden led his CFH Racing teammate Luca Filippi home to a 1-2 finish on the streets on Toronto on Sunday. Team Penske's Helio Castroneves rounded out the podium in third place. The race started in wet conditions but quickly dried out bringing all the cars down pit road early for dry tires. The rain did not return until the closing laps, but Newgarden was able to hold on...
Via Fox Sports
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Castroneves’ Penalty Reduced; Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Post-Event Infractions

INDIANAPOLIS (June 3, 2015) – INDYCAR announced a reduction in the penalty assessed to Helio Castroneves of Team Penske following the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9 and a number of post-race infractions following the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit doubleheader, which was held May 30-31 at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Castroneves was originally penalized...
Via On Pit Road
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar reduces penalty against Castroneves to 3 points

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) IndyCar has reduced a penalty levied against Helio Castroneves for triggering an accident on the first lap of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis last month. Castroneves was initially penalized 8 points for hitting Scott Dixon in the first corner of the May 9 race. After a review by IndyCar last weekend, the series on Wednesday reduced the penalty to 3 points. Castroneves...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar releases post-Detroit penalties, gives Castroneves a break

INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar has reduced a penalty levied against Helio Castroneves for triggering an accident on the first lap of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis last month. Castroneves was initially penalized eight points. After a review by IndyCar last weekend, the series on Tuesday reduced the penalty to three points. Castroneves' penalty had been for avoidable contact, and IndyCar...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves Looking For 1st Win Of Season This Weekend At Texas

INDIANAPOLIS – Its been a solid 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season so far for Brazilian Helio Castroneves. He has six top 10’s in the first eight races as he’s started the season off right...
Via Race Review Online
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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