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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 V6, celebrates having the fastest qualifying time Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates having the fastest qualifying time Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies fastest Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies fastest Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon affixes the Verizon P1 Award emblem following qualifications for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the Verizon P1 Award for capturing the pole position for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon and the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team take a selfie picture following their pole position for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon affixes the Verizon P1 Award emblem to his Chevrolet after capturing the pole position for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the Verizon P1 Award for capturing the pole position for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon enters Turn 1 during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon heads towards Turn 12 during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon rolls through the Carousel (Turn 12) during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon enters the Turn 2 Keyhole turn during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio -- Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media
Scott Dixon in action during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: John Cote 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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