Helio Castroneves Tag

By IMSA Wire Service DETROIT – May 2019 won’t soon be forgotten by Team Penske. The month began with a victory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio by Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi on May 5. The Mid-Ohio win came two days after Fabian Coulthard won the first race of an Australian Supercars doubleheader for the team in Perth, Australia and one day after Scott McLaughlin also won for Team Penske in the secondRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DETROIT — The NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship each race this weekend on the streets of Belle Isle in Detroit in what is the biggest showcase for General Motors on the U.S. motorsports calendar. The Chevrolet Dual in Detroit (NTT IndyCar Series) and Chevrolet Sports Car Classic (IWSC) play host to special circumstances on both series’ calendars so let’s look at the Indy car calendar first. Detroit marks the only doubleheader weekend on the calendar for the NTT IndyCar Series with 70 lapRead More
By IMSA Wire Service IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship fans searching for connections to Sunday’s 103rd Indianapolis 500 won’t have to look far. Two-thirds of the drivers in the 33-car field have at least one start in IMSA’s top series. That includes the WeatherTech Championship or its predecessors, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Ten of these 22 drivers have made at least one WeatherTech Championship start in 2019. WeatherTech Championship full-timer Helio Castroneves, who shares the No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPiRead More
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By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – In what has become another Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge tradition, the 33 participating drivers in this year’s race will fan out across North America on Tuesday to spread the word about the upcoming running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” This year, the 103rd Indianapolis 500 field is scheduled to visit 18 cities in less than 24 hours. Drivers will meet with local media in each location to discuss the race and partake in activities to increase the already-surging interest in the Indianapolis 500, theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS– Patricio O’Ward hit the wall coming out of Turn 2 during the third day of practice for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. While following Helio Castroneves, O’Ward lost control of his No. 31 Carlin Racing Chevrolet and hit the SAFER Barrier exiting the second corner. The 2018 Indy Lights champion hit the wall head on and with the left rear corner of the car. The impact with the wall then allowed the car to get partially airborne before coming to the ground. TheRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power picked up where he left off a year ago from his life-altering Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge win by leading opening practice on Tuesday for the 103rd running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The Team Penske driver turned a best lap of 229.745 mph to take honors on the first of four practice days ahead of qualifications to set the 33-car field. All 36 entered drivers were on track and completed a total of 3,003 laps on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.Read More
By IMSA Wire Service LEXINGTON, Ohio – A year ago, Acura Team Penske celebrated its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio with a sweep of the top two podium spots. No. 6 Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype international (DPi) co-drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron came home second that day as their teammates in the No. 7, Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor, celebrated the victory. Following Sunday’s two-hour and 40-minute battle at the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it was the No.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio— Mazda Team Joest had a lot of data to analyze after finishing fourth at the most recent round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on the streets of Long Beach and the results came back with a pole position for Oliver Jarvis ahead of Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. After Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves kept constantly upping the pressure, Jarvis came through with a fastest lap of 1 minute, 10.705 seconds to average 114.967 mph. Castroneves was secondRead More
By IMSA Wire Service If Helio Castroneves is comfortable heading into this weekend’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio – and the Brazilian driver says he is – that could make many of his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors somewhat uncomfortable. Last year, Castroneves and his No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 Daytona Prototype international (DPi) co-driver, Ricky Taylor, partnered to lead a 1-2 sweep for the team in the first IMSA race on the 2.238-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course since 2013. Castroneves also took the Motul Pole Award inRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California– Acura picked up the title sponsorship for Sunday’s NTT IndyCar Series race on the streets of Long Beach but in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Acura has a large presence with Acura Team Penske and the pressure is on to win Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. The Southern California Toyota dealer association sponsored the classic street circuit race but with the new sponsorship, the pressure is on at Team Penske to put their Acura ARX-05 DPi machines inRead More