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Helio Castroneves Wins Pole at Belle Isle in Detroit

May 31, 2014




THE RACE

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

WINNING POLE NOTES

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