Could 2019 Indy 500 Have Alonso, Stewart and Castroneves?

INDIANAPOLIS – Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated announcement was made on Tuesday and that was that he will leave Formula One at the end of the 2018 season. While he didn’t announce his next endeavor, racing somewhere will be in the mix. He’s not retiring. With Alonso making it crystal clear that his No. 1 priority is to win the “Triple Crown” another shot at the Indianapolis 500 is highly likely. He’s already won two of the three races with Indy the only one eluding him. So, with him departure from F1,…

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Castroneves Crashes On Lap 145 Restart While Running 4th

INDIANAPOLIS – First it was Danica Patrick, then it was Helio Castroneves. Neither driver had ever found the SAFER barriers during the Indianapolis 500. Really, other than a bizarre practice crash a few years ago, Castroneves had never wrecked at Indy in general. But, after 145 laps, both had found the wall on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

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2018 Indy 500 Not Kind To 2017 Indy 500 Top Finishers

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Takuma Sato narrowly beat Helio Castroneves by 0.2011-seconds in a thrilling 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Ed Jones had a phenomenal ride in coming home third with Dale Coyne Racing while Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan rounded out the top five. Well, the 2018 edition of the historic race wasn’t kind to those drivers. Two of the first three cars out of Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 finished in the top three in 2017. Furthermore, none of the five finished inside the top 20…

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Castroneves’ Drive To No. 4 Similar To That Of Al Unser’s

INDIANAPOLIS – This year’s Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) one-off list is as impressive as they’ve ever had. Among that talented list is a three-time ‘500 champion in Helio Castroneves. Yes, Castroneves raced in the INDYCAR Grand Prix two weeks ago, but this is basically a combined one-off entry for the month. This car wasn’t on track before the Month of May and won’t be on track after May 27. See, Castroneves made 340 career open wheel starts before being told at the end of last season that he won’t…

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Team Penske Leads Opening Day of Indy 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS – The first day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 doesn’t normally lead to giving us a whole lot to go by as far as who’s going to be the drivers to beat for the annual Memorial Day weekend classic. After all, it’s just one day of many for the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers on the famed 2.5-mile track. But, there’s still bragging rights on the line. You still want to have speed in your cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway no matter what day of the week it falls…

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“Just Like I Never Left” Castroneves Finishes 6th In 2018 Season Debut

INDIANAPOLIS – Helio Castroneves always wanted a Verizon IndyCar Series championship. After 344 career starts in 20 years, he never found it. So, Roger Penske offered him the next best thing in the offseason, drive for his new IMSA program and come back to Indy and chase a record tying fourth Indianapolis 500 crown. But, first things first, he had a race in the INDYCAR Grand Prix. That’s not like it was a bad thing though. But, with a new car in 2018, the only time the popular Brazilian had any…

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Castroneves Returns To The INDYCAR Series For 1st Time In 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Helio Castroneves will be in their race. See, we’ve run four races in 2018 and the popular Brazilian driver hasn’t been in any of them. The reason, is all because he’s been forced into an IMSA role. Castroneves, was hoping to return to his seat on a full time basis in the series for 2018. Unfortunately, Team Penske was wanting to go in a different direction and shed one of their four cars as a result. He was…

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Helio Castroneves Back At Indy, Turns 35 Laps On Monday

INDIANAPOLIS – “Back Home Again in Indiana” could be said in more than one way on Monday. 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers took to the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a days worth of testing. But, that term could also be used for one of those 21 drivers more than the others. See, after 20 years of racing in North America’s highest open wheel series, Helio Castroneves was left on the sidelines for 2018. His only shot in INDYCAR was to race at Indy. That’s all Roger Penske was offering…

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Castroneves Shines In 1st Test In New INDYCAR On Tuesday

LEEDS, Ala – Last June, word started circulating around the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock that Helio Castroneves could be in his final full time season in the sport. The rumor was that Team Penske would be downsizing to three cars for a full season and that Castroneves would be the one getting left out. But, on the flip side, the team was going to get their feet wet in IMSA and start a two car team over there. Castroneves and former full time driver Juan Pablo Montoya would be their top…

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Castroneves Named Grand Marshal For Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

Three-time Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg race winner Helio Castroneves will serve as the grand marshal for the March 9-11th weekend. Castroneves, who gained global notoriety for his dazzling performance away from the race car by winning Dancing with the Stars in 2007, has claimed the most IndyCar wins in the event’s 13-year history. “The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has always been one of my favorite events. The fences are great to climb!” said Helio Castroneves, the longtime Team Penske driver. “I am honored to be grand marshal this year.…

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