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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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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