Sep 21

After another title near-miss, Castroneves awaits INDYCAR fate

“One thing I know,” the Team Penske driver said of his uncertain future, “I’ll be driving. I’ll be driving next year, for sure.”

Helio CastronevesSitting in the shadows on Sonoma Raceway’s pit lane wall after Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Helio Castroneves assured that the sun has not yet set on his racing career after the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale.

While celebrated for his 20th year of Indy car racing in 2017, the 42-year-old Brazilian also became the subject of rumor and speculation that legendary team owner Roger Penske might want Castroneves to drive a sports car next year.

The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner finished fifth in Sunday’s race that concluded the Verizon IndyCar Series season to end up a close fourth in the points chase. Although disappointed that his bid to win a first series title came up 44 points shy of teammate Josef Newgarden, Castroneves balanced being sentimental with another assurance.

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source: Indycar.com