VICS: Helio Castroneves Posts First Podium of Season at Long Beach

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach gave Helio Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 Team Penske Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet, his first podium finish of the season.  Overall, it was had been a strong weekend for the Brazilian and his Team Penske. They dominated all three practices in speeds and all four of the Team Penkse Chevrolets would make it into the fast-six....
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves wins pole for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH – Team Penske is one-up on Chip Ganassi Racing. For now. Helio Castroneves won his second consecutive IndyCar pole at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in front of a large crowd on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon. Scott Dixon,...
Via The OC Register
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Takes Second Pole in Qualifying for Long Beach

Helio Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 Auto Club Chevrolet, was quickest in qualifications for the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix with a 1:07.124 as his best time and was awarded the Verizon P1 Award. “I’m very happy, first of all, for the AAA car,” Castroneves said. “We’ve been good all weekend long. We’ve been working together all weekend long. I would say Team Penske...
Via On Pit Road
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Castroneves gives Penske 3 poles through 3 races this season

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Helio Castroneves continued the Team Penske domination in qualifying Saturday by winning the pole for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Castroneves turned a lap at 1 minute, 07.1246 seconds to earn the top starting spot for the race Sunday on the temporary street course. It's the second consecutive year Castroneves will start from the pole at Long Beach, and...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Castroneves earns pole on fast day at Phoenix qualifying

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Helio Castroneves had the fastest qualifying lap during a day of records in IndyCar's return to Phoenix International Raceway on Friday. Castroneves had the final of six track-record runs on the mile oval, turning a lap at 192.324 mph for a two-lap elapsed time of 38.2604 seconds for his 46th career pole. Tony Kanaan will start on the front row with Castroneves...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Posts Quickest Time of Phoenix Test in Last Session

In the final session of the Verizon IndyCar Series test at Phoenix International Raceway, Helio Castroenves would post the quickest time of the weekend to top the charts. His lap of 19.2735 seconds would be just 0.01 seconds quicker than his Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud’s lap from the Saturday afternoon session. “We had a little issue with the Hitachi car in the first...
Via On Pit Road
February 27, 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...
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

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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