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Castroneves Captures Pole for Long Beach Grand Prix

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief LONG BEACH, California – Make it three in a row for Helio Castroneves. The 41-year-old Brazilian scored the Verizon P1 Award for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a scorching lap of 1 minute, 6.2254 seconds (106.980 mph), breaking the previous lap record held by him in 2015. Driving the No. 3 Auto Club of Southern California for Team Penske...
Via Motorsports Tribune
2 days ago

Helio holds off Hondas to win another pole at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Helio Castroneves has won the pole at Long Beach for the third consecutive year. The Team Penske driver held off five Hondas to secure the top starting spot Sunday on the temporary street course through Long Beach. He had the only Chevrolet in the final round of qualifying, and needed a track record lap of 1 minute, 06.22 seconds to win the pole. Penske...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Castroneves and Kanaan celebrate 20th year in Indy cars

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan have known each other so long, they share a favorite story from childhood they both tell nearly verbatim. They were about 12, on vacation in Brazil, and met a pretty girl. Castroneves called her, with Kanaan sitting next to him and coaching him along. Kanaan advised Castroneves to be direct, advice he probably took too...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

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

WATCH: Helio Castroneves walks away from awful crash

By Mike Cole Helio Castroneves got real lucky Wednesday. Castroneves was involved in one of the scariest racing accidents we’ve seen in a long time while practicing for the Indianapolis 500. Somehow, Castroneves was able to walk away from the wreck relatively unscathed despite his car flying and flipping through the air. There’s video of the scary incident, including a couple...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 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

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...
Via On Pit Road
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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