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HELIO CASTRONEVES RUMORS

Highlights from the 86th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 86th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 26, 2002 WINNER: Helio Castroneves AVERAGE SPEED: 166.499 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Castroneves became the fifth driver in Indy 500 history to win in consecutive years, but it is considered one of the most controversial finishes. Paul Tracy attempted to pass Castroneves for the lead on lap 199 at the same time as a crash on another part of the track...
Via Associated Press
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Staying grounded: Castroneves knows goal of IndyCar changes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Helio Castroneves has no desire in being airborne and upside down again at Indianapolis. Neither does IndyCar, which is making changes in hopes of preventing those kinds of scary flips at high-speed tracks. ''For safety, that's what we're looking at,'' Castroneves said during testing Tuesday in Texas that included curved plates affixed to the bottom of cars...
Via Associated Press
May 03, 2016  |  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...
Via On Pit Road
April 05, 2016  |  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

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

Are Stars Aligning For Helio Castroneves To Win Record-Tying 4th Indianapolis 500 This Year?

INDIANAPOLIS – This year, Helio Castroneves is hoping he can finally return to victory lane on the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Brazilian, won the Indianapolis 500 in his first two...
Via Race Review Online
May 20, 2015  |  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

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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