IRL: Kansas: Toyota race report

Castroneves Leads Toyota at Kansas - Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Toyota) placed seventh to finish as the highest-placing Toyota in today's Argent Mortgage Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway. Castroneves' Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr.

Castroneves Leads Toyota at Kansas

- Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Toyota) placed seventh to finish as the highest-placing Toyota in today's Argent Mortgage Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway. Castroneves' Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Toyota) finished right behind the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner in eighth.

- Today's seventh-place finish marks Helio Castroneves sixth top-10 showing in seven races this season.

- With his seventh-place finish, Helio Castroneves dropped to fourth-place in the points race. Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) placed 12th and fell from fifth to sixth. Sam Hornish Jr.'s eighth now places him in eighth-place overall and Darren Manning's 11th-place finish puts him in ninth-place in the championship hunt.

- W ith Buddy Rice's victory today, Toyota Atlantic Championship graduates now have won five of the seven IndyCar Series races run this season.

- Both Marlboro Team Penske Toyotas led laps today. Sam Hornish Jr. led three laps, while Helio Castroneves was in front for a pair.

- Scott Sharp (Delphi Toyota) and Tora Takagi (Pioneer Toyota) were knocked out of the race on an incident as the race's green flag fell. Sharp was hit from behind and then spun and collected Takagi, who was left no place to go.

Next Race: Firestone Indy 200, Nashville Superspeedway, July 17, 7:00 p.m., ESPN

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Scott Sharp , Helio Castroneves , Scott Dixon , Tora Takagi , Buddy Rice , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske , Team Penske