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Scott Dixon claims IndyCar title, Power wins at Auto Club Speedway

FONTANA, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won his third IndyCar Series title with a fifth-place finish at Auto Club Speedway Saturday in a season-ending race claimed by Will Power.

Scott Dixon takes points lead at crash-marred Houston IndyCar race

HOUSTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Will Power notched his second win of the season and Scott Dixon grabbed the IndyCar points lead Sunday in the crash-marred Grand Prix of Houston Race 2.

Scott Dixon gains on Helio Castroneves with Houston victory

HOUSTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon bit into Helio Castroneves' IndyCar championship lead with a clutch victory Saturday in the first of two weekend races at Houston's Reliant Park.

Simon Pagenaud wins crash-filled Baltimore Grand Prix

BALTIMORE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Simon Pagenaud evaded a series of wrecks littering the race course Sunday and emerged with a 4.2-second victory at the Grand Prix of Baltimore.

Will Power wins Sonoma IndyCar event after Scott Dixon penalized

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Will Power grabbed the lead after a controversial penalty on Scott Dixon Sunday and held on to claim an IndyCar Series event at Sonoma Raceway.

Scott Dixon completes Toronto IndyCar doubleheader sweep

TORONTO, July 14 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Scott Dixon led for 81 of 85 laps Sunday, cruising to his second in victory in two days in taking both ends of an IndyCar doubleheader in Toronto.

Scott Dixon bests Sebastien Bourdais for Toronto IndyCar victory

TORONTO, July 13 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon outpaced Sebastien Bourdais in a two-lap sprint to the finish Saturday, claiming the first race of a weekend IndyCar double-header in Toronto.

James Hinchcliffe wins at Iowa for 3rd IndyCar title of 2013

NEWTON, Iowa, June 23 (UPI) -- James Hinchcliffe led for 226 of 250 laps Sunday, posting a comfortable victory at Iowa Speedway for his third IndyCar series crown of the year.

Ryan Hunter-Reay cruises to Milwaukee Mile IndyCar victory

WEST ALLIS, Wis., June 15 (UPI) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay defended his Milwaukee Mile crown Saturday, posting a 4.8-second margin of victory at the IndyCar Series race.

Helio Castroneves cruises to 4th Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar victory

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 9 (UPI) -- Helio Castroneves led the final 131 laps and cruised to a record fourth victory at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday in the Firestone 550.

Will Power wins pole for Texas IndyCar race

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 7 (UPI) -- Will Power rocketed around the Texas Motor Speedway for a two-lap average of 219.182 miles per hour Friday, giving him the pole for the Firestone 550.

Mike Conway claims 1st leg of Detroit IndyCar doubleheader

DETROIT, June 1 (UPI) -- Mike Conway scored his second career IndyCar victory Saturday, dominating the first race of weekend doubleheader at Detroit's Belle Isle Park.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Hunter-Reay gets first 2013 win in Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 7 (UPI) -- Defending series champ Ryan Hunter-Reay gained the winner's circle for the first time this year with a victory Sunday in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

Hinchcliffe gets 1st career IndyCar win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 24 (UPI) -- James Hinchcliffe celebrated the start of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series with his first career victory Sunday, taking the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
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Helio Castroneves
2-Time Indianapolis 500 winner, Helio Castroneves, was very happy with his qualifying run. Helio had the second fastest speed of 228.008 MPH at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN on May 20, 2006. Helio will start in the middle of the first row. (UPI Photo/ Darlene Coons)
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Hélio Castroneves (born Hélio Castro Neves; May 10, 1975 in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) is a Brazilian auto racing driver currently competing in the North American IndyCar Series. In IndyCar competition, Castroneves has 14 wins and 28 poles, and has never placed lower than sixth in the standings in a complete season of racing. Prior to IndyCar, Castroneves competed in the CART championship with a highest championship points finish of fourth.

Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 in 2001, 2002 and 2009, making him one of only nine drivers to date to have won at least three. He finished second to teammate and countryman Gil de Ferran in 2003. Castroneves has won four pole positions for the Indy 500, including back-to-back poles in 2009 and 2010 for the first time since Scott Brayton.

Starting his career in karting, Castroneves later raced in the Paul Stewart Racing team, and finished third in the 1995 British Formula Three Championship.

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