Helio Castroneves wins the Pole at Long Beach

April 18, 2016

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 237th Verizon IndyCar Series pole position in the 50-year history of Team Penske and the 492nd pole in team history overall