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Iowa: Starting grid

Will Power will start Sunday afternoon's Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB from the front after polesitter Helio Castroneves is hit by an engine change penalty.
Helio Castroneves did everything right - he blew away the competition in the qualifying session deciding the heat line up and then led every single lap of his own heat race to claim the points for pole position.

But when it comes to the start of the race, Castroneves won't be on the front row - he'll be back on row six, having been demoted ten spots for an unapproved engine change as a result of needing a new Chevy unit in the #3 Penske car ahead of the scheduled 2000 mile lifespan.

Castroneves is not alone: Scott Dixon, Takuma Sato, James Jakes, Ana Beatriz and Josef Newgarden all have similar ten place grid drops.

Starting grid

1. #12 Will Power Penske Chevrolet - Heat 3
2. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Chevrolet - Heat 3
3. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti Chevrolet - Heat 3
4. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Chevrolet - Heat 3
5. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing Chevrolet - Heat 3
6. #15 Graham Rahal RLL Honda - Heat 3
7. #4 Oriol Servià Panther Chevrolet - Heat 3
8. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Honda - Heat 2
9. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA Honda - Heat 1
10. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Honda - Heat 2
11. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske Chevrolet - Heat 3 *
12. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Chevrolet - Heat 1
13. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt Honda - Heat 2
14. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi Honda - Heat 2
15. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi Honda - Heat 3 *
16. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM Chevrolet - Heat 2
17. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Honda - Heat 3 *
18. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Chevrolet - Heat 1
19. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Chevrolet - Heat 1
20. #78 Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Chevrolet - Heat 2
21. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi Honda - Heat 1
22. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR Honda - Heat 1 *
23. #18 Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Honda - Heat 1 *
24. #16 James Jakes RLL Honda - Heat 2 *

* denotes ten place grid penalty for unapproved engine change



Related Pictures

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James Jakes at Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB - Saturday June 22, 2013. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves in action at Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB - Saturday June 22, 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates pole at Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB - Saturday June 22, 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power prepares himself at Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB - Saturday June 22, 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V-6, celebrates his victory Sunday, April 19, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach in the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Chevrolet sweeps the podium as Juan Pablo Montoya (l to r), driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar; Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Verizon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V-6 and Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet V-6, celebrate Saturday, April 18, 2015 after finishing third, first and second in the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 pumps his fist as he crosses the finish line, winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 races to victory Sunday, April 19, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach in the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon lead the field into Turn 1 during the start of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon enters Turn 3 during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon navigates the fountain turn complex during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies in Victory Lane for Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, and Juan Pablo Montoya on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates in Victory Lane following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon drinks the champagne following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon drinks the champagne following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden in his pit stand. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden apexes the hairpin turn during qualifications for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)

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HFR1

June 23, 2013 4:50 PM

Chevrolet, Honda, Honda, Chevrolet. Since the rules allow for it, (I think) why doesn't someone update the old 4 pot turbo Offy? Made a ton of HP back in the day and sounded good too.



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