Former winner bumps teammate

Saturday, May 9, 2009 5:13 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS – Helio Castroneves has taken the pole for the Indianapolis 500.

The two-time Indy winner voided an earlier qualifying effort that was third on the grid and made the decision pay off with a four-lap average of 224.864 mph that knocked Penske Racing teammate Ryan Briscoe's 224.131 off the top spot for the May 24 race.

Castroneves, who came back to racing last month after being acquitted of tax evasion charges, earned his third Indy pole and gave boss Roger Penske a record 15th pole at the famed Brickyard.


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