Castroneves takes Race 2 pole in Houston

Castroneves takes Race 2 pole in Houston

Helio Castroneves set the fastest qualifying lap of the entire weekend to win pole for the second race of the Grand Prix of Houston. In a split session, the Brazilian's 59.1702-second lap ultimately beat P2 Mikhail Aleshin's time by a full second, but he was only 0.026s quicker than P3 Simon Pagenaud, Saturday's pole-sitter. Read more…

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  1. Monday 30 June 2014

  2. 15:03

    Video: Castroneves, Bourdais collide at Houston

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  3. Sunday 29 June 2014

  4. Castroneves takes Race 2 pole in Houston 16:48

    Castroneves takes Race 2 pole in Houston

    Helio Castroneves set the fastest qualifying lap of the entire weekend to win pole for the second race of the Grand Prix of Houston. In a split session, the...

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  5. Sunday 1 June 2014

  6. Helio makes it two wins in two days for Penske 23:21

    Helio makes it two wins in two days for Penske

    Despite several late-race restarts, no one had any answer for Helio Castroneves whenever a green flag would end a caution. His impeccable timing allowed him...

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  7. Friday 16 May 2014

  8. Castroneves on top as Indy speeds rise 09:12

    Castroneves on top as Indy speeds rise

    Hélio Castroneves led the fifth day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 with the fastest time of the month. The Penske driver recorded a best effort of...

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  9. Saturday 10 May 2014

  10. Saavedra claims shock IndyCar pole at Indy 07:56

    Saavedra claims shock IndyCar pole at Indy

    KV Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra claimed a shock pole position for the maiden IndyCar race on the Indianapolis Road Course. Saavedra played second...

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  11. Wednesday 23 April 2014

  12. Castroneves placed on probation over tweet 10:37

    Castroneves placed on probation over tweet

    Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Hélio Castroneves has been placed on probation until the end of June, after a tweet criticising the championship and its...

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  13. Sunday 30 March 2014

  14. Power gets by Sato, cruises to win at St. Pete 23:22

    Power gets by Sato, cruises to win at St. Pete

    Will Power was denied a fifth straight pole position at this weekend's Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but he could not be denied the victory,...

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  15. Thursday 17 October 2013

  16. Grid penalties for Dixon, Castroneves 09:16

    Grid penalties for Dixon, Castroneves

    IndyCar title rivals Scott Dixon and Hélio Castroneves will be hit with 10-place grid penalties for the season finale at Fontana, having both changed their...

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  17. Sunday 9 June 2013

  18. Castroneves takes lead with Texas win 18:44

    Castroneves takes lead with Texas win

    Hélio Castroneves moved to the top of the IndyCar standings with a dominant victory at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The Penske driver, who...

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  19. Monday 10 September 2012

  20. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Castroneves and Power dance

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  21. Monday 26 March 2012

  22. 09:17

    IndyCar video: Castroneves' tribute to Wheldon

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  23. Barrichello finishes 17th on IndyCar debut 09:08

    Barrichello finishes 17th on IndyCar debut

    Rubens Barrichello came home 17th as the 2012 IndyCar season began in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The Brazilian, dropped by Williams in Formula 1 earlier this...

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  24. Wednesday 28 September 2011

  25. Castroneves fined for post-race comments 09:24

    Castroneves fined for post-race comments

    Hélio Castroneves has been given a fine of $30,000 (£19,200 approx) and placed on probation for his Motegi outburst, labelling Race Director Brian Barnhart a...

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  26. Sunday 18 September 2011

  27. Castroneves given post-race penalty 09:12

    Castroneves given post-race penalty

    Penske driver Hélio Castroneves has been handed a post-race penalty for passing J.R. Hildebrand under yellow flags at Twin Ring Motegi earlier today, with...

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  28. Tuesday 6 September 2011

  29. 05:00

    Video: Kanaan and Castroneves' lucky escape

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  30. Saturday 3 September 2011

  31. 05:00

    Video: Drivers share feelings on Baltimore

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  32. Monday 25 April 2011

  33. Officials keeping close eye on Castroneves 09:52

    Officials keeping close eye on Castroneves

    IndyCar Series officials are now paying particular attention towards Helio Castroneves, according to former driver Al Unser Jr, following a somewhat...

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  34. Thursday 31 March 2011

  35. Castroneves wanting fourth win on 500 centenary 10:39

    Castroneves wanting fourth win on 500 centenary

    Helio Castroneves is targeting a fourth Indianapolis 500 victory as the legendary event celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Having first achieved...

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  36. Tuesday 15 March 2011

  37. 23:58

    Barber testing: Full Day 2 results

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  38. Castroneves ends Barber test quickest 23:57

    Castroneves ends Barber test quickest

    After Will Power led the way as the Barber Motorsports Park test began on Monday, Penske team-mate Helio Castroneves has now topped the timesheets ahead of...

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  39. Wednesday 8 December 2010

  40. Auto Club boost for Castroneves, Penske 15:19

    Auto Club boost for Castroneves, Penske

    The Automobile Club of Southern California is to expand its partnership with Penske Racing in 2011 with a sponsorship of three-time Indianapolis 500 winner...

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  41. Friday 3 December 2010

  42. Castroneves to drive Shell-Pennzoil Penske at Indy 11:40

    Castroneves to drive Shell-Pennzoil Penske at Indy

    Team Penske has confirmed that Shell and Pennzoil will be part of its team at next May’s Indianapolis 500, with the companies set to sponsor the car o...

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  43. Friday 29 October 2010

  44. Castroneves to be celebrity judge for ‘Dancing’ 12:19

    Castroneves to be celebrity judge for ‘Dancing’

    Helio Castroneves will soon return to the set of Dancing with the Stars, better known as Strictly Come Dancing to British readers, in order to serve as...

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  45. Thursday 21 October 2010

  46. Six Indy drivers thrilled about V8 outing 11:41

    Six Indy drivers thrilled about V8 outing

    No less than six IndyCar Series drivers will be making special guest appearances in Australia’s V8 Supercar touring car championship this weekend, with the n...

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  47. Sunday 19 September 2010

  48. Second win in a row for Helio Castroneves 07:00

    Second win in a row for Helio Castroneves

    Helio Castroneves passed Team Penske teammate Ryan Briscoe on a Lap 118 pit stop and held on to win the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi. It was his...

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  49. Saturday 18 September 2010

  50. Castroneves leads teammates in qualifying 11:59

    Castroneves leads teammates in qualifying

    Helio Castroneves earned his fourth PEAK Performance Pole Award in the past five years on the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval with a two-lap average of...

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  51. Sunday 5 September 2010

  52. Clever fuel strategy hands Castroneves Kentucky win 01:45

    Clever fuel strategy hands Castroneves Kentucky win

    Penske’s Helio Castroneves has managed to make up seven places and clinch this evening’s race victory at the Kentucky Speedway. The Brazilian, who pulled out...

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  53. Friday 6 August 2010

  54. Castroneves criticises ‘subjective’ regulations 09:39

    Castroneves criticises ‘subjective’ regulations

    Helio Castroneves admits that he remains unhappy with the recent rulings of IndyCar Series governing body the Indy Racing League (IRL) following the...

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  55. Tuesday 3 August 2010

  56. Fined Castroneves on probation for rest of season 09:11

    Fined Castroneves on probation for rest of season

    Penske’s Helio Castroneves has been handed a fine of 60,000 dollars (38,000 pounds) and placed on probation for the remainder of the 2010 season following h...

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  57. Wednesday 28 July 2010

  58. IRL to talk with Castroneves following outburst 14:53

    IRL to talk with Castroneves following outburst

    IndyCar Series governing body the IRL has said that it will not impose any fine or penalty on Penske’s Helio Castroneves before speaking with the Brazilian d...

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  59. Monday 24 May 2010

  60. Castroneves: I can't handle that much pressure! 15:57

    Castroneves: I can't handle that much pressure!

    Helio Castroneves admits that the tension was mounting in the Penske garage prior to his final runs in qualifying on Saturday. Eventually, courtesy of a...

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  61. Sunday 23 May 2010

  62. Castroneves clinches pole position for Indy 500 00:59

    Castroneves clinches pole position for Indy 500

    2009 race winner Helio Castroneves has stormed to pole position ahead of this year's Indianapolis 500. The Brazilian's final time of 2:37.915 confirms that...

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  63. Saturday 22 May 2010

  64. Castroneves fastest on Fast Friday 00:59

    Castroneves fastest on Fast Friday

    Helio Castroneves, last year's winner of the Indianapolis 500, has topped the final practice session prior to qualifying at this year's event. The Brazilian...

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  65. Tuesday 18 May 2010

  66. Indy practice: Weekend review 00:59

    Indy practice: Weekend review

    Last weekend saw the curtain go up on Indianapolis 2010 as practice sessions began ahead of the prestigious race at the end of the month. After a balloon...

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  67. Monday 12 April 2010

  68. Castroneves: We were smart enough to win 14:09

    Castroneves: We were smart enough to win

    Helio Castroneves has thanked the Penske team following his first race victory of the season at the Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday. Having trailed the...

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  69. Castroneves wins in Birmingham 00:58

    Castroneves wins in Birmingham

    Helio Castroneves was the man who ended Will Power's victory run of 2010 by clinching the win at the third round of the season in Alabama on Sunday. The...

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  70. Wednesday 13 January 2010

  71. Castroneves becomes a father 09:45

    Castroneves becomes a father

    Helio Castroneves finished 2009 in the best possible way after girlfriend Adriana Henao gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Mikaella, three...

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  72. Friday 18 September 2009

  73. Castroneves leads first Motegi practice 04:30

    Castroneves leads first Motegi practice

    Penske's Helio Castroneves led the way as the IndyCar Series returned to the track in Japan. For the start of the only race weekend outside of North America...

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  74. Saturday 25 July 2009

  75. Castroneves leads Penske 1-2-3 in second practice 00:59

    Castroneves leads Penske 1-2-3 in second practice

    Penske improved from all-top four results to lock out the first three places with their cars at Edmonton on Friday. Helio Castroneves topped the timesheets...

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  76. Monday 29 June 2009

  77. Castroneves downcast after shunt 00:59

    Castroneves downcast after shunt

    Helio Castroneves was disappointed to be a greater victim of lapped traffic than most at Richmond. Aiming for a top five result from third at the start of...

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  78. Tuesday 23 June 2009

  79. Helio: We have to keep our heads down 12:27

    Helio: We have to keep our heads down

    Helio Castroneves was disappointed to come away from Iowa with only seventh place at the weekend. With qualifying cancelled on Saturday, owners' points...

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  80. Tuesday 9 June 2009

  81. 12:00

    GPUpdate TV: Castroneves wins in Texas

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  82. Sunday 7 June 2009

  83. Castroneves wins in Texas 12:52

    Castroneves wins in Texas

    Helio Castroneves and has led home a Penske one-two in Texas, beating team-mate Ryan Briscoe by three tenths of a second. As the Australian takes the...

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  84. Monday 25 May 2009

  85. 17:43

    GPUpdate TV: Castroneves claims third Indy 500 victory

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  86. Castroneves lets tears speak for themselves 00:59

    Castroneves lets tears speak for themselves

    Helio Castroneves admitted that he was the luckiest man at Indianapolis on Sunday;  en route to his third Indy 500 victory, the Penske driver tackled a...

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  87. Sunday 24 May 2009

  88. Castroneves wins Indy 500 for third time 12:29

    Castroneves wins Indy 500 for third time

    Helio Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 for the third time in his career after a glorious success for Penske on Sunday. The Brazilian, who claimed double...

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  89. Saturday 23 May 2009

  90. Castroneves fastest in final practice session 00:49

    Castroneves fastest in final practice session

    Helio Castroneves paced the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 and Wade Cunningham became the first two-time winner of the Firestone Freedom 100...

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  91. Monday 11 May 2009

  92. 13:25

    GPUpdate TV: Indy 500 pole for Helio Castroneves

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  93. Sunday 10 May 2009

  94. Castroneves on pole for Indy 500 00:45

    Castroneves on pole for Indy 500

    It was Helio Castroneves at the top of the timesheets for the first official qualifying session ahead of this year's Indianapolis 500 on 24 May. At the...

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  95. Saturday 9 May 2009

  96. Alley Cats welcome Castroneves 10:52

    Alley Cats welcome Castroneves

    Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves received another rousing welcome from the Alley Cats, an enthusiastic band of fans who are located just...

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