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IndyCar Hands Streets of Detroit Grid Penalties After Indy 500

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INDYCAR officials have announced a six-position starting grid penalty for the entries of No. 4 Chip Ganassi Racing and No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. This penalty was imposed due to unapproved engine changes following the Sunday, May 26 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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According to Rule 16.6.1.2, the penalty results in a six-position starting grid penalty for road and street course events and a nine-position penalty for oval events. This penalty will be served at the series’ next event, which is the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on Sunday, June 2, at the Streets of Detroit.

Helio Castroneves to Replace Tom Blomqvist in IndyCar races Detroit and Road America

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In a surprising move, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) has announced that veteran driver Helio Castroneves will replace struggling rookie Tom Blomqvist for the upcoming NTT INDYCAR SERIES races in Detroit and Road America. Blomqvist, who has faced challenges in his debut season, has mutually agreed to step aside for the next two events.

Tom Blomqvist, currently 24th in the series standings, has had a tough start to the season. His best result so far was 15th place at St. Petersburg, and he recently crashed out of the Indianapolis 500 on Lap 1. Despite this setback, Blomqvist remains part of the MSR family and is committed to contributing to the team’s future successes.

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Helio Castroneves, fresh off his 20th-place finish in the Indy 500, will join teammate Felix Rosenqvist in the MSR lineup. Castroneves’ experience and track record make him a valuable addition for the upcoming races.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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