Overdrive Extra

Todd Dills

Penske Truck Rental/Logistics’ new driver

| April 27, 2012

The folks at Penske Truck Rental and Penske Logistics have a new driver doing some hauling, so to speak, in their stable — he might well be familiar to the IndyCar fans among you.

None other than Helio Castroneves will wear the Penske Logistics/Truck Rental yellow for several races this season. Castroneves is in his 13th year with the Penske Racing organization, and off to a strong start this year, with a win and a top-five finish. Castroneves’ No. 3 car will be adorned with the yellow and blue at each of the races listed below.

This Sunday, April 29, he’ll run a Penske Logistics car in his native Brazil; the North American races will be for Penske Truck Rental.

Castroneves’ racing resume includes a total 26 wins, 102 top-five finishes and three Indianapolis 500 victories. In 2007, he was a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” capturing the Mirror Ball trophy.

RACES FOR PENSKE LOGISTICS/TRUCK RENTAL

  • April 29: Sao Paulo Indy 300; Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • June 23: Iowa Corn Indy 250; Newton, Iowa
  • July 8: Honda Indy Toronto; Toronto
  • July 22: Edmonton Indy; Edmonton, Alberta
  • August 5: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio; Lexington, Ohio
  • August 26: Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma; Sonoma, Calif.
  • Sept. 2: Baltimore Grand Prix; Baltimore