Castroneves now Indy's idol
Castroneves INDIANAPOLIS -- As Helio Castroneves rode a golf cart through Gasoline Alley and headed for pit lane, the cheers grew to a crescendo.
It seemed as if the Brazilian was everybody's favorite Thursday as he prepared to race for an unprecedented third straight Indianapolis 500 victory.
Castroneves and 31 other drivers who qualified for the 500-mile
event took part in the traditional "Carburetion Day" practice --
the only time between the end of qualifying and the start of
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