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VICS: Castroneves Sets Record, Wins Verizon P1 Award for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. – It took only eight minutes of the first of three knockout qualifying rounds for the nine-year-old Long Beach track record to fall. Tony Kanaan, who will make his 12th Indy car start in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and 297th overall, recorded a lap of 1 minute, 06.7442 seconds on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. About 30 minutes later in the Firestone...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Castroneves sets new track record en route to Long Beach pole

An IndyCar mandate forced Chevrolet to ditch its winglets for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Winged or not, those Penske cars are still awfully hard to catch. Helio Castroneves set a track record and teammate Juan Pablo Montoya finished right behind him during qualifying Saturday, giving Team Penske the top two spots at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. "Every time I go to the race track...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Helio Castroneves Breaks Track Record En Route to Pole at Long Beach

We all knew we’d likely break track records this year with inception of the new aerokits in the Verizon IndyCar Series. It only took eight minutes today at Long Beach to do so as...
Via Race Review Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Castroneves Edges Montoya For Long Beach Pole

Team Penske will have both front row spots for the third straight 2015 IndyCar Series race, yet it is clear that the competition is gaining ground on them. Helio Castroneves drove flawlessly on Saturday afternoon to claim the Verizon P1 award for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, with a blistering 1:06.6 lap. St. Petersburg Grand Prix winner Juan Pablo Montoya will lineup...
Via Rubbings Racing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Castroneves earns pole at Long Beach with track record

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Helio Castroneves will start on the pole for the Grand Prix of Long Beach after setting a track record Saturday during qualifying. Castroneves, the 2001 champion at Long Beach, had a time of 1 minute, 0.66294 seconds around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit. His lap during the Fast Six stage of knockout qualifying eclipsed the record of 1:00...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Rain/Cautions Help Helio Castroneves Gain a Podium Finish at NOLA

Avondale, LA- On Saturday, rain helped Helio Castroneves tremendously as a thunderstorm would force the cancellation of qualifying for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. If it never rained, Castroneves would have started...
Via Race Review Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Favorites for the IndyCar Triple Crown

The three 500-mile races on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule constitute the Triple Crown of American open-wheel racing. The series will race at Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway and California’s Auto Club Speedway, with the 99th Indy 500 as the crown jewel. These long-distance, high-speed events offer double points, in addition to a $1,000,000 bonus for the driver who takes victory...
Via isportsweb.com
February 27, 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

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

IndyCar: Helio Castroneves Placed on Probation

  IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves was placed on probation by the Verizon IndyCar Series on Tuesday afternoon for his actions following the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach two weeks ago. The three-time Indianapolis 500 champion tweeted out an inappropriate tweet about IndyCar as he was frustrated by being penalized earlier in the race. Castroneves...
Via Race Review Online
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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