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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 - Target Chip Ganassi Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/JOE SKIBINSKI]
Josef Newgarden - Ed Carpenter Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Shawn Gritzmacher]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson Motorsports   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Josef Newgarden - Ed Carpenter Racing [credit: Chris Jones]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [credit: Chris Owens]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [Credit: IndyCar]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [Credit: Jim Haines/IndyCar]
Helio Castroneves (Team Penske) celebrates pole at Long Beach   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Helio Castroneves - Team Penske    [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Helio Castroneves - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
James Hinchcliffe   [pic credit: Indycar Media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon - Chip Ganassi [credit: IndyCar Series]
Scott Dixon - Chip Ganassi [credit: IndyCar Series]
Helio Castroneves - Team Penske [credit: IndyCar / Chris Owens]

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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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