Castroneves scores pole for race two in Houston

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The Team Penske driver is hoping to come back from a terrible year at the Houston track in 2013.

Helio Castroneves scored pole position for the second race in the Shell & Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston ahead of fellow front row starter Mikhail Aleshin.

Castroneves hurled his Pennzoil car around the 1.634 mile track around NRG Stadium Park with a time of 59.1702 seconds over Aleshin, yesterday’s pole winner Simon Pagenaud, Graham Rahal and Sebastien Bourdais.

Series points leader Will Power will start 18th again while recently probationer driver Marco Andretti ended up 16th, with Long Beach winner Mike Conway between them.

Yesterday’s winner Carlos Huertas wound up 13th while second placed driver Juan Pablo Montoya starts alongside him in 14th. Third placed driver in race one Carlos Munoz qualified ninth.

Josef Newgarden and Jack Hawksworth round up the back of the field before today’s race.

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Series INDYCAR
Event Houston
Article type Qualifying reports
Tags grand prix, helio castroneves, houston, indycar, penske racing, shell