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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Helio Castroneves
Simon Pagenaud is unsurprisingly at the top of C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup, as, with a 43-point lead over second place Will Power, Pagenaud is the favorite to win the championship and Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway.
For the first time in six years, IndyCar heads back to Watkins Glen. The new pavement laid at the facility makes it a completely different challenge for contenders like front runner Simon Pagenaud.
Simon Pagenaud has been the strongest driver so far this season, so C.J. Radune expects him to be a contender this week at Texas
Scott Dixon heads C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup at Pocono he hasn’t finished worse than ninth at this 2.5 mile oval and won the 2013 edition of this event.
C.J. Radune says that with five wins at Mid-Ohio in his last nine visits, Scott Dixon is the man to beat this weekend and is second in Radune’s lower-risk lineup.
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Wins WeatherTech 240 Pole
Leads Final Practice at CTMP
Castroneves jumped to the top of the time sheets in the final practice prior to qualifying for Sunday's Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Brazilian laid down a 1:05.632 lap time in the No. 7 Team Penske Acura ARX-05 early in the session, outpacing Friday's pace-setting No. 54 CORE autosport Nissan DPi of Colin Braun by 0.152 seconds, sportscar365.com reports.
Wins Long Beach Pole
Castroneves will start Saturday's Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix from the pole, in the second consecutive top qualifying run for Acura Team Penske on the streets of Long Beach. The Brazilian took his No. 7 Acura ARX-05 to a quick lap of 1:11.332 to edge out countryman Felipe Nasr in the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R by 0.218 seconds, sportscar365.com reports.
Practice Crash at CTMP
Friday's second practice at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was marred by an accident by Castroneves in the No. 7 Team Penske Acura ARX-05, who made heavy contact with the Turn 5 barriers. It resulted in a lengthy red flag for track cleanup, with the ORECA-built prototype sustaining comprehensive damage to the right-rear, sportscar365.com reports.
Fast Practice 2 at Detroit
Castroneves kept Acura Team Penske on top of the time charts by setting the fastest lap in Practice 2 for the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship at Detroit. The Brazilian's best lap in the No. 7 Acura ARX-05, a 1:22.363, was 0.025 seconds faster than second-place Pipo Derani for Tequila Patron ESM, but Castroneves slowed on track in the final 10 minutes to bring out the third and final red flag of the session, sportscar365.com reports.