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ELKHART LAKE, WI - JUNE 24: Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, celebrates after winning the pole position for the Kohler Grand Prix Indy Car race at Road America on June 24, 2017 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.(Photo by Brian Cleary/Getty Images)One of Indy Car’s biggest names won’t be on the grid for the 2018 Indy Car season.Helio Castroneves announced Wednesday that he’s calling time on his storied Indy Car career.The news came via Team Penske press release, along with the long-expected confirmation that Castroneves is moving sideways to join Penske’s newly launched IMSA sportscar effort with his former Indy Car teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.“I’ve been fortunate to achieve a lot of my personal goals with Team Penske over the years,” Castroneves said in the press release.“Helping Roger, the team and everyone with Acura start this program and build it from the ground up will be another big challenge and a great opportunity in my career.“I am proud of everything we have accomplished together in Indy Car, and now I am focused on helping to develop the ARX-05 to try and win the 24 Hours of Daytona and the IMSA championship in 2018 with Acura.”Castroneves will return to Indy Car as a one-off driver for the 2018 Indianapolis 500, but the news means that September’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma was the last race of his full-time Indy Car career.His departure also continues to thin the car count for next season.Unless Team Penske looks for another driver for Castroneves’ No.
New teams may arrive to fill the void, but fans are seeing the powerhouse organizations of the league start to slim down a little bit, and the drivers themselves are starting to turn over from that stable of known names to newer faces.
So will Helio Castroneves’ exit affect the sport in that way as well?
Whatever happens, the good news for motorsports fans is that Castroneves may be leaving Indy Car, but he’s not retiring.
He’ll still be competing, and the additions of him and Montoya will certainly draw eyes to Team Penske’s IMSA effort.
Hopefully Castroneves will find the same success there that he did in the Verizon Indy Car Series.
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