Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, smiles as he answers a question at a press conference in preparation for the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) - Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has crashed in qualifying at the Milwaukee Mile.
Castroneves bounced off the wall on Saturday during qualifying for the A.J.Foyt 225. The Brazilian driver was not injured, but his Penske Racing No. 3 Dallara sustained considerable damage and he will start Sunday's race from the rear of the 20-car grid.
Castroneves, acquitted in April on charges of tax evasion, was riding high after winning his third Indy 500 last Sunday. He goes into the race in suburban Milwaukee just five points behind IndyCar Series leader Dario Franchitti.