IRL: Indy 500: Team Penske race report

MARLBORO TEAM PENSKE POST-RACE QUOTES Helio Castroneves, 2001 & 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner No. 3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota Finished Ninth "We were quick in the beginning of the race and the car was running strong. On our last pit...

MARLBORO TEAM PENSKE POST-RACE QUOTES

Helio Castroneves, 2001 & 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner
No. 3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota
Finished Ninth

"We were quick in the beginning of the race and the car was running strong. On our last pit stop, we made a change to the car and ended up falling back a bit in the field. On lap 146, I went into the corner close to the #37 car (Bourdais) and got pushed up too high and ended up in the gray. Today wasn't fun, but that's how it goes sometimes. I feel bad for the Marlboro Team Penske crew; they worked so hard all month. We've had our ups and downs here and I guess race day is no different. Now we'll just have to wait until next year, and hopefully we can get a better finish."

Sam Hornish Jr., 2001 & 2002 IndyCar Series Champion
No. 6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota
Placed 23rd

"It was a long, tough day. Early in the race my right front tire made contact with the #41 car (Larry Foyt) and we think something bent in the steering rack. I'm actually thrilled with a top-10 finish because the car was so difficult to steer that we were just hanging on and trying to bring it home. The Marlboro Team Penske crew did a phenomenal job today to keep me on the lead lap. We've still have a lot of races ahead of us and now it is time to focus on Texas"

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Larry Foyt , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske