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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)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Sage Karam, driver of the #8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his third-place finish Saturday, July 18, 2015, during the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Josef Newgarden, driver of the #67 Wichita State University CFH Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates his second-place finish Saturday, July 18, 2015, during the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Sage Karam, driver of the #8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to a third-place finish Saturday, July 18, 2015, during the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Josef Newgarden, driver of the #67 Wichita State University CFH Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, races to a second-place finish Saturday, July 18, 2015, during the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay takes the twin checkers to win the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves crosses the start/finish line during practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves affixes the Verizon P1 Award emblem as the pole winner for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves with the Verizon P1 Award trophy as the pole winner for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones 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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