Helio Castroneves Will Start Eighth for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Helio Castroneves Will Start Eighth for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500

23.05.2021: Two-car effort set to start from third (Castroneves) and seventh (Harvey) rows next Sunday Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) made its first appearance in the Firestone Fast Nine on Sunday with Helio Castroneves making the cut in his No. 06 AutoNation / Sir


Two-car effort set to start from third (Castroneves) and seventh (Harvey) rows next Sunday
 


Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) made its first appearance in the Firestone Fast Nine on Sunday with Helio Castroneves making the cut in his No. 06 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda following Saturday’s qualifying
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A four time pole winner of the Indianapolis 500, Castroneves and the Meyer Shank Racing team started off with a strong qualifying run on Saturday which placed the No. 06 Indy Car sixth on the overall speed charts as Castroneves pursued his fifth career Indianapolis 500 pole.



Lined up to qualify fourth on Sunday, Castroneves’ expertise helped the team to make a last minute downforce adjustment on pit lane as a result of cloud cover. Castroneves went out for his four lap run, finishing the session with an average speed of 230.355 mph.




 “It was awesome to be in the Firestone Fast Nine in the No. 06 AutoNation / SiriusXM car,” said Castroneves. “What a great effort by the guys. The crew worked so hard and I’m just soaking it all in. I was proud to represent Meyer Shank Racing in the Fast Nine for the first time.




We said we wanted to be in the Fast Nine and we achieved that. You have to dream big and now we go from there. We will have some work to do, but this is such a great partnership. We just need to focus on the race set up now and continue working together like we have all week.”



Meyer Shank Racing will continue with a two hour practice session from 5-7pm on Sunday for all qualified Indianapolis 500 entrants.




 Maddie Komar - photos IndyCar/MSR

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