Briscoe edges teammate Power at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Ryan Briscoe outmaneuvered Penske teammate Will Power during a late-race caution Sunday and emerged with a victory in the IndyCar Series race at Sonoma.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 10, 2012.
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Power continues Sao Paulo dominance

SAO PAULO, April 29 (UPI) -- Will Power maintained his dominance in Brazil Sunday, edging Ryan Hunter-Reay by 0.9 seconds to win his third consecutive Sao Paulo Indy 300.

Power back in contention with Edmonton win

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 24 (UPI) -- Team Penske's Will Power took the lead on the 19th lap and then held off a pair of challengers Sunday to win the Edmonton Indy.

Castroneves fined for fight with officials

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- IZOD IndyCar Series officials Tuesday fined driver Helio Castroneves $60,000 and placed him on probation for the remainder of the season.
Franchitti is winner at Sonoma

Franchitti is winner at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti led all the way Sunday in California's Grand Prix of Sonoma, winning his fourth IndyCar Series race of the year.
Will Power captures Indy race at Edmonton

Will Power captures Indy race at Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 26 (UPI) -- Will Power won Sunday's IRL Rexall Edmonton Indy auto race at Edmonton, Alberta.
Castroneves trial jury reports progress

Castroneves trial jury reports progress

MIAMI, April 16 (UPI) -- Federal jurors in Miami told a judge Thursday they had reached a decision on two of seven counts in a tax related case involving race driver Helio Castroneves.
Mistrial sought in Castroneves case

Mistrial sought in Castroneves case

MIAMI, April 15 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Indy 500 driver Helio Castroneves have moved for a mistrial in the $5.5 million tax evasion case against the Miami resident.
Helio OK on being benched by Penske

Helio OK on being benched by Penske

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two-time Indy 500 champion Helio Castroneves said he supported Penske Racing's decision to sideline him while he deals with his tax-evasion trial in Florida.

Briscoe wins Ohio IRL auto race

LEXINGTON, Ohio, July 20 (UPI) -- Ryan Briscoe drove his Dollara Honda to victory Sunday at the IndyCar Series race in Lexington, Ohio.

Dixon wins rain-shortened Indy race

NASHVILLE, July 12 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won Saturday's rain-shortened Firestone Indy 200 at the Nashville Superspeedway.

Castroneves qualifies first, Danica second

NASHVILLE, July 11 (UPI) -- Helio Castroneves won the pole Friday for Saturday's running of the Firestone Indy 200 at the Nashville Superspeedway.

Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar race in New York

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., July 6 (UPI) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay was a surprise winner at Sunday's Camping World Grand Prix IndyCar auto race at Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Kanaan wins caution-filled Indy Challenge

RICHMOND, Va., June 28 (UPI) -- Tony Kanaan was in control during the last 94 laps Saturday night and came out on top in the SunTrust Indy Challenge at the Richmond International Raceway.
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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)

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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