IRL: Chicagoland: Castroneves race note

"First, I'm glad my teammate, Gil (de Ferran) is okay. I owe this finish (Castroneves finished fourth) to great work by my Marlboro Team Penske crew. If it weren't for them I would have finished much farther back. "We had fantastic pit stops...

"First, I'm glad my teammate, Gil (de Ferran) is okay. I owe this finish (Castroneves finished fourth) to great work by my Marlboro Team Penske crew. If it weren't for them I would have finished much farther back.

"We had fantastic pit stops all day which helped me gain valuable track position. The car was handling really well in traffic and I was flat out, but we just didn't have what it took to win. The key thing is that we are still in the Championship hunt going into the last race at Texas.

"I finished fourth at our first race there so hopefully we'll be able to get the job done next weekend."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 and 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner
-- #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- Fourth place finish
-- Second in the IRL Championship point standings with 469 points -mtp-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves
Teams Team Penske