Castroneves Tops Final Pocono Practice

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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the first practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the ABC Supply 500, around the 3-turn 2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, with a fastest lap speed of 218.824 miles per hour.

Carlos Munoz, Simon Pagenaud, Sebastien Bourdais, and Scott Dixon rounded out the top 5 fastest drivers in this final practice session. Each of those top 5 drivers except for Munoz drives a Chevrolet-powered car. Drivers of the Chevrolet-powered cars took 5 of the top 6 and 7 of the top 9 spots on the speed charts in this final practice session. You can see full practice results at Indycar.com.

The race itself will be held on Sunday, August 21st at 3:09 PM ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network starting at 3:00 PM ET.

-Asher Fair