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IndyCar: Helio Castroneves turns 227.166 m/h at Indy

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Three-time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner, Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves set a blazing pace Thursday at Indy with a lap at 227.166 mph that was the fastest of the month.

Ed Carpenter, the 2013 Indy 500 pole sitter, was second fast (226.257 mph) in the No. 20 car, while Verizon IndyCar Series championship point’s leader Will Power was third (225.899 mph) in the No. 12 car.

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Jacques Villeneuve. (Photo: IMS)

Davison's KV Racing Technology teammate, Townsend Bell, was fourth (225.484) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (225.340) was fifth in the No. 28 car for Andretti Autosport.

Canadian Alex Tagliani was 16th quickest in the No. 68 car while his fellow countryman Jacques Villeneuve set the 21st fastest time in the No. 5 entry.

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Alex Tagliani. (Photo: IMS)