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Castroneves’ return to IndyCar form due to “using muscle memory”

Helio Castroneves says that it was muscle memory that allowed him to so quickly reacclimatize to an IndyCar, despite today’s test at Barber being his first encounter with the radically different 2018 aerokit. In the classic Pennzoil livery that he and fellow Team Penske legend Rick Mears have made famous over the past 35 years, Castroneves lapped the 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park roadcourse in 68.3155sec. That left him just 0.3362 slower than leading teammate Josef Newgarden and 0.16 behind Will Power. Despite cold and rain wiping out the second three-hour session planned for today, Castroneves was the sole driver to venture out in the rain, turning a 1min24.8887sec on his seventh of...
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