Castroneves Comments Following Penalty Announcement

August 2, 2010

Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves comments following today's announcement that IZOD IndyCar Series officials have fined Castroneves $60,000 and placed him on probation for the remainder of the season for his actions after the July 25 race at Edmonton's City Centre Airport.

"I want to thank Randy Bernard for taking the time to meet with me in Indianapolis today. Once again, I regret what occurred following the IZOD IndyCar Series race in Edmonton and I apologize for my behavior as I let my emotions get the better of me. Although my disappointment with being black-flagged while leading the race with just a few laps to go will probably always remain with me, I understand and accept the league's decision to penalize me for my reaction. I am ready to move forward and I'm hoping to add to Team Penske's success at Mid-Ohio this weekend."
---Helio Castroneves, driver of the No.3 Team Penske Dallara/Honda