Why Helio Castroneves Will Go Down Among the All-Time INDYCAR Greats

INDIANAPOLIS – With Wednesday’s announcement that Helio Castroneves won’t be returning for a full-time seat in the Verizon IndyCar Series for 2018, it means his dreams of even winning a series championship are now over. The announcement stated that Castroneves will still be around in May and able to participate in the Indianapolis 500 as long as his heart desires, but racing on a full-time basis is done. So, where does he stand in a legacy among INDYCAR greats?

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Castroneves Sports Car Move Confirmed, Team Penske To Scale Back to 3 Cars for 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – The long awaited rumor has now come true, Team Penske will scale down to three full-time Verizon IndyCar Series teams for 2018, leaving Helio Castroneves out of a ride in the series. Instead, the popular Brazilian will shift to the newly formed Penske IMSA team. Team Penske today announced that longtime winning INDYCAR driver Helio Castroneves will join the team’s new Acura Team Penske program that will begin racing in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Castroneves will join previously-announced drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron in racing…

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Which Numbers Does Team Penske Use In 2018?

My brain is odd and sometimes I can’t explain it. But, since Josef Newgarden won the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, what does this mean for the rest of Team Penske and their car numbers? Yes, I get that this isn’t a huge newsworthy content, but it is officially the offseason and my brain wanders. Newgarden, will likely don the No. 1 Chevrolet in 2018. After all, that number is reserved for the defending champion in the series if they’d like to use it. The last two Penske champions (Will…

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Main Takeaways From Sunday’s INDYCAR Season Finale at Sonoma

Sonoma, Calif – It’s hard to believe, but the checkered flag has now flown on the 17th and final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season. Simon Pagenaud used great strategy to win Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix at Sonoma, but it wasn’t enough to win the 2017 championship. That distinction went to his Team Penske teammate of Josef Newgarden. With that being said, here are the main takeaways from Sunday’s race.

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Team Penske Wins 15th INDYCAR Championship, Dominates 2017 Season

Sonoma, Calif – After seeing three of his drivers finish in the top four of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series final standings, Team Penske went out and got the third place finisher. Heading towards the 2017 season, they had the top four of the championship standings from a year ago. With an aerokit freeze, everyone wondered if they could go 1-2-3-4 in the final standings. Instead, they went 1-2-4-5. That’s still a great year, as Josef Newgarden gave Roger Penske his 15th career INDYCAR championship and second straight. It was Penske’s…

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Pagenaud Wins INDYCAR Season Finale, Newgarden Wins 2017 Championship In Penske Dominated Race

Sonoma, Calif – Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season finale was a race within a race. It was first off the battle for the 2017 championship, which coincided with a battle for the win in today’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma. In the end, Simon Pagenaud reached victory lane for the second time of the season and 11th time of his INDYCAR career. But, his Team Penske teammate of Josef Newgarden was the one hoisting the Astor Cup championship trophy when it was all said and done, as he finished second…

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Josef Newgarden Wins the Pole for the Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Sonoma, Calif – The five Verizon IndyCar Series championship contenders saw their most important qualifying session occur on Saturday at the Sonoma Raceway. Track position is likely more important this weekend at Sonoma than it is anywhere else on the schedule. So, with double points on the line on Sunday and qualifying really shaping up the running order for much of the 85 Lap race, that made knockout qualifying intense. All five title contenders made it to the final round of qualifying, that’s not a surprise given that all five have…

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