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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)
Josef Newgarden in pit lane on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 22 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
James Davison on track on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 22 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Walter Kuhn)
James Hinchcliffe during practice prior to Qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Photo by: Leigh Spargur)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Mike Harding)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Jim Haines)
Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies third fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, and will start on the outside of the front row for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pagenaud will be joined in the front row by by polestar Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet who qualified second fastest for the May 24 race. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies second-fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, and will start in the middle of the front row for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Power will be joined in the front row by pole sitter Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet  who qualified third for the May 24 race. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates after qualifying fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, winning the pole for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dixon will be joined in the front row by Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet who qualified second fastest, and Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet  who qualified third for the May 24 race. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, winning the pole for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dixon will be joined in the front row by Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet who qualified second fastest, and Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet  who qualified third for the May 24 race. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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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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