Toronto: Team Penske preview

Penske Racing Trio Ready To Tacklet Toronto Streets TORONTO, Ont., Canada (July 9. 2009) - Penske Racing is hoping its trio of IndyCar Series stars will help it conquer the streets of downtown Toronto this weekend. For the first time since the...

Penske Racing Trio Ready To Tacklet Toronto Streets

TORONTO, Ont., Canada (July 9. 2009) - Penske Racing is hoping its trio of IndyCar Series stars will help it conquer the streets of downtown Toronto this weekend.

For the first time since the Indianapolis 500 in May, Penske Racing will field a three-car effort for this weekend's Honda Indy Toronto, and the team is hoping for a similar result when it won its 15th Indy 500 and produced a pair of top-five finishes. Ryan Briscoe, tied for second in th eIndyCar Series championship, will compete in the No. 6 Team Penske Dallara/Honda while Helio Castoneves returns to Toronto in the No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Honda.

This marks the first visit to Toronto for the IndyCar Series and Penske Racing's first race in the city since 2001 when it competed in CART.

Though it's been awhile since the Penske cars raced on the 1.721-mile street course around Toronto's Exhibition Place, the team does have some history at the venue. In five of its 16 events run at the circuit, Penske Racing has won the pole - including 2000, when Helio Castroneves claimed his third career pole position.

-credit: pr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Ryan Briscoe
Teams Team Penske , Team Penske