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Helio Castroneves takes pole at Long Beach

Helio Castroneves takes pole at Long Beach

For the second consecutive year at Long Beach, and for the 47th time in his career, Helio Castroneves will start a race from the pole position.

The Brazilian qualified first Saturday for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach at 105.547 mph, short of the 106.331-mph track record he set in 2015.

"Qualifying was a little bit strange, but at the end of the day, it showed that our team is very consistent," Castroneves said. "I'm happy that finally our plan paid off. We're showing speed."

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