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Castroneves Back in INDYCAR Saddle Again at Barber Open Test

By INDYCAR BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – He stood next to his race car, bouncing up and down with nervous energy. He only stopped to exchange handshakes and pleasantries with nearly everyone who saw him on pit road. He walked over to Tony Kanaan and had a brief chat. Then it was time to put on his helmet and strap into the No. 3 Pennzoil Team Penske Chevrolet. Helio Castroneves was back...
Via Motorsports Tribune
2 days ago

Helio Castroneves tests new Indy car in break from new gig

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Helio Castroneves was back running laps at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday, getting valuable laps and reuniting with his Penske teammates. Castroneves was getting acclimated to the new Indy car, not prepping for a return trip in April to the track where he won the inaugural IndyCar race. His new job these days is to race sports cars for Roger Penske –at...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

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 first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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 gave...
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: 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 come...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves set for championship run this season

Typically as any division reaches their halfway point, the title contenders begin to become more clear to the fans. Looking at the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season so far with eight races into the books, one of the drivers that shows a lot of promise is Helio Castroneves. Currently sitting second in points, Castroneves has a win and four podiums with only two finishes outside of the top...
Via On Pit Road
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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