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  Helio Castroneves of Brazil is the eighth rookie to win the Indianapolis 500. AP

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Indy 500 rookie gives veteran owner 11th win

Helio Castroneves proved Sunday that even after a six-year absence, the Indianapolis 500 still belongs to Roger Penske. Castroneves, making his first Indianapolis 500 appearance, led teammate and fellow Brazilian Gil de Ferran in a 1-2 Penske finish, giving The Captain a triumphant return to the historic race.

Castroneves basks in Indy spotlight
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Notebook: Pits make trouble for many
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Win erases bad memories for Penske

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2001 Indianapolis 500
Ganassi has backup plan if Stewart leaves
Indy 500 rookies taking their lumps on the oval
Dream of winning Indy draws Stewart to double
Rain makes finding qualifying speed difficult
Notebook: Fisher still hot topic at Indy
Sharp finally finds some measure of fame
Notebook: HANS creator receives innovation award
Troubled season worse for Gregoire at Indy
Sans full-time ride, Gordon has highest Indy start
Pole in hand, Sharp working on race setup
Spot in Indy 500 field still in doubt for Boat
Mears trying to follow family tradition at Indy
Sharp dominates Pole Day at the Brickyard
Andretti survives difficult weekend to get in field

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2000 Indianapolis 500
CART star Montoya pulls away from Lazier for win
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Brack wins after Gordon runs out of fuel
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NASCAR's Stewart pulls double duty again
20-year-old Fisher more mature than last year
Penske teams forced to remove Marlboro name
Indy racing making safety strides without HANS
Fans believe race is not what is used to be
CART-IRL feud slowly coming to an end
Passion brings Luyendyk back to Indy
Foyt now a respected teacher at the Brickyard
Beechler taking advantage of Indy 500 opportunity

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