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HELIO CASTRONEVES

No. 3 AUTO CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   

TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

April 16, 2016

WINNING POLE NOTES

  • Today marks Helio Castroneves’ third career Verizon P1 Pole Award at Long Beach. His first pole came in 2001 and he won the pole here last year as well
  • Castroneves now has 47 Verizon P1 Pole Awards in his career, fourth on the all-time list
  • This is Castroneves’ ninth career pole award on a street circuit
  • This marks his second pole of the 2016 season and his second consecutive pole as he topped qualifying at the Phoenix International Raceway oval last round
  • Castroneves will be seeking his second career win at Long Beach. His last win at the venue was in 2001.
  • Team Penske has now won the Verizon P1 Pole Award in 16 of the past 19 Verizon IndyCar Series races dating back to last this season.
  • This is the 237thVerizon IndyCar Series pole position in the 50-year history of Team Penske and the 492nd pole in team history overall