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Helio Castroneves Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Overall Pole

Team Penske may not have much experience with the current LMP2 formula, but that ultimately didn’t matter on Friday.  Helio Castroneves took the team’s ORECA 07-Gibson on track and laid down the best lap of the weekend to earn the overall pole for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  Castroneves’ lap …

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Helio Castroneves Moves to IMSA Full-Time in 2018

On Wednesday, Team Penske officially announced a move that had been rumored for months.  Helio Castroneves will leave INDYCAR to race full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.  Castroneves will be the lead driver in Acura Team Penske’s second full-time ARX-05. Castroneves is quite enthusiastic about his new challenge. “I’ve …

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Entry List: 20th Running of the Motul Petit Le Mans

This weekend, the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship comes to an end at Road Atlanta in Georgia.  39 cars in four classes will battle for glory. In the Prototype class, the biggest story of the race is the appearance of Team Penske. They’ll run an ORECA 07-Gibson with big names behind …

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Team Penske to Enter Motul Petit Le Mans

Ever since the Acura Team Penske DPi effort for 2018 was announced, there have been inklings that Penske was going to enter the Motul Petit Le Mans as a dress rehearsal.  On Thursday, Team Penske made it official. Team Penske has filed an entry for next weekend’s Motul Petit Le …

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If Hélio Castroneves Wants IndyCar Title, He Needs to Win it This Year

Hélio Castroneves’ victory at Iowa Speedway last Sunday was a feel-good moment for Team Penske, the entire Verizon IndyCar Series fan base and of course, the veteran racer. It marked the end of a three-year drought and a spot of rejuvenation for the 42-year-old, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion. It also …

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Helio Castroneves Finishes 2nd in Indy 500: ‘This Place Brought the Best Out of Me’

One word to recap Helio Castroneves’ 2017 Indianapolis 500? Wicked. Even from the drop of the green flag to start 500 miles, the three-time winner was at a disadvantage, starting from his worst career qualifying position at Indy in 19th. The day quickly turned from bad to scary, as he …

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