“The little team that could” beats super squads in Indy 500 qualifying Saturday in dramatic fashion
5th for AJ Allmendinger, 6th for Will Power and 8th for Helio Castroneves
Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves and teammate Will Power took the day off after participating in Saturday’s first practice session.
In his first official practice day, Allmendinger paced the three Team Penske entries with a fast lap of 218.967 mph.
Practice will continue Sunday, May 12, 2013, from noon to 6:00 p.m. EDT.
AJ Allmendinger will contest the IndyCar Detroit event in the Penske Racing No. 2 Quicken Loans Chevrolet.
Brazilian dance moves on the streets in Sao Paulo made for an interesting samba.
Helio Castroneves, São Paulo native, will start 18th and the three-time Sao Paulo race winner Will Power will start in an unfamiliar 22nd position in Sunday’s race.
The IZOD IndyCar Series needs fewer Mods on scooters and a few more Rockers on motorcycles
Helio Castroneves will enjoy his trip back to his homeland as the IndyCar racer hopes to give the Brazilian fans good reason to celebrate.
Castroneves recorded his third consecutive top-10 finish of the young three-race season.
The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has now qualified eighth or better in his last four races at Long Beach.
A two-time winner at Barber, Will Power has now earned top-five finishes in all four races at the venue, teammate A.J. Allmendinger earned back two spots to finish 19th at the checkered flag.
The victory was the first by a No. 1 car since Sebastien Bourdais at Mexico City in 2007.
Helio Castroneves three-time Indianapolis 500 winner posted a best lap as IZOD IndyCar Series teams began preparations at Barber Motorsports Park
For the fourth year, Penske’s Will Power earned the pole on the street circuit in St. Pete. The surprise was Japanese racer Takuma Sato taking the second grid slot for AJ Foyt Racing.
Team Penske gets fast start to 2013.
Testing at the Barber Motorsports Park ended with the Australian maintaining the fastest lap time. Up next is the St. Pete race on March 24.
AJ Allmendinger drove for Roger Penske's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in 2012 before he was suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
After being out of an Indy car since 2006, A. J. Allmendinger stepped into a Team Penske Chevrolet and quickly got up to speed during the preseason IndyCar Series testing held at Sebring.
The partnership of PPG and Penske Racing dates back to 1984. It includes all of Penske's NASCAR and IndyCar teams.
AJ Allmendinger lost his ride last year due to failing the NASCAR random drug test. He ended up in the NASCAR Road to Recovery and made his return to racing. Now it appears his former team boss will give him a shot in an IndyCar.
A. J. Foyt had to forgo his role as the 2012 grand marshal for the Rolex 24 last year, but the former winner at Daytona was present for this year’s event. As usual – except for a few topics – Foyt was willing to give his opinion and thoughts.
Will Power: self-discipline, control of oneself and one’s conduct and one heck of a racer but for the third consecutive time, he lost out on taking the IndyCar championship. The Team Penske driver thus becomes our 14th top moment.