IRL: Chicagoland: Team Penske race report

"What a disappointing way to end the weekend -- we were probably looking at a top-ten finish. Unfortunately, when I was leaving the pit after my last stop (lap 183) something in the gearbox broke and ended our day. We need to keep a positive ...

"What a disappointing way to end the weekend -- we were probably looking at a top-ten finish. Unfortunately, when I was leaving the pit after my last stop (lap 183) something in the gearbox broke and ended our day. We need to keep a positive attitude. At least we are still leading in the Championship (Castroneves leads with 439 points). Trust me, Marlboro Team Penske is going to put this weekend behind them and work very hard to make sure we are ready for Fontana."

Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 and 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner 3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota
Placed 20th
First in the Championship standings with 439 points

"It was a tough day for Marlboro Team Penske. We weren't particularly competitive all weekend. Now we just have to put our heads together and bounce back for Fontana. We're right in the middle of the points battle (de Ferran is in fourth place in the Championship - 17 points out of first) with only two races left, so we have to make sure we maintain our focus."

Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, 2003 Indianapolis 500 Winner and Two-Time CART Champion 6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota
Finished 12th
Fourth in the Championship standings with 422 points

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran
Teams Team Penske