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Helio Castroneves Wins TireRack.com Grand Prix Pole

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Qualifying for the TireRack.com Grand Prix was incredibly competitive Friday evening (Sep. 4).  Once the dust cleared and sun set, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves claimed the pole for the six-hour race with a lap at 133.151 mph.  He was overjoyed with his effort given the competition “I tell you what, it’s on the line, …

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Takuma Sato Wins 104th Running of Indianapolis 500

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Japanese driver Takuma Sato is the 2020 Indianapolis 500 champion after a late-race caution saw the 104th running of the event end under caution on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 23). Sato held off a hard charge from Scott Dixon prior to the final cation flag to claim his second win on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. …

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Helio Castroneves Added to SRX Lineup

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Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves is the latest driver to join the Superstar Racing Experience. He’ll join fellow INDYCAR veterans Tony Kanaan and Paul Tracy, as well as NASCAR Hall of Famers Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte in the series. Castroneves has 24 career NTT IndyCar Series victories and earned 83 podiums. Additionally, he …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Rows 8 to 11

Helio Castroneves During Indy 500 Practice

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With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re starting out by looking at the last …

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3 IndyCar Teams That Could Take A Chance on Helio Castroneves In 2021

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It’s hard to imagine Helio Castroneves without Team Penske. When the Brazilian driver signed on for the 2000 CART season, no one could guess that he would still be competing with Penske two decades later. But with 2020 being Castroneves’s last season with Penske and given his drive to compete in IndyCar again full time, …

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Acura Team Penske Squeaks Out Victory at Wet Road America

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After a bone dry weekend at Road America, the last hour of the Road Race Showcase Sunday (Aug. 2) brought torrential rains to the 4.048-mile road course.  Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was able to take the lead from Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande with four laps to go and held on to …

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Helio Castroneves Wins 2020 WeatherTech 240 at Daytona Pole

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In the heat of the Central Florida afternoon at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (July 4), Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole for Saturday evening’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona. Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 135.777 mph in his No. 7 Acura ARX-05. It didn’t take long for the speeds to get …

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Indy 500 Special: What We Learned From NBC’s 2019 Indy 500 Repeat

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The 2019 Indy 500 had a second life on Sunday (May 24), as NBC aired Back Home Again: Indy 500 Special to fill the void where this year’s race should have been. The best part of the special by a mile was winner Simon Pagenaud and runner-up Alexander Rossi telling us what they were really …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Barber

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge rolled on this weekend with the Virtual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the second race of the six-race series. Taking place the day before the 2020 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was scheduled to run, the event did its best to replicate what racing at Barber Motorsports Park would have …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

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Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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Fire on Fridays: The Return of the Road Course Specialist?

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Ron Fellows. Boris Said. Dan Gurney. Scott Pruett. The list goes on and on. Max Papis. Jan Magnussen. Don’t forget Nelson Piquet Jr. or even Kenny Habul. But what happened the road course ringer? Once one of the most exciting group of racers on the NASCAR schedule has all but disappeared, with entry lists on …

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Helio Castroneves Wins BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix Pole

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After flirting with the top of the charts in the two-hour morning practice session, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole Friday afternoon (April 13) for Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.  Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 99.321 mph, a new track record for the IMSA WeatherTech …

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