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Helio Castroneves Wins Pole at Belle Isle in Detroit

May 31, 2014


Chevrolet Dual In Detroit
Belle Isle, Detroit, MI
May 31, 2014


Helio Castroneves
No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet


· Today marks Castroneves third-career pole win at Detroit (2001 and 2007)

· Castroneves last pole win was at the Iowa Corn Indy 250 on June 22, 2013, but he actually started the race from the 11th position as his team was assessed a 10-spot starting grid penalty for changing engines after qualifying

· Castroneves has now 39 pole positions in his career

· Castroneves remains fifth in the all-time IndyCar rankings for pole positions won.  He is now one pole behind Team Penske advisor Rick Mears, who ranks fourth on the all-time list

· This represents Castroneves’ first pole won a temporary street circuit since he led qualifying at the Detroit Belle on September 1, 2007