Driver of the No. 3 Verizon IndyCar Chevrolet
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Hélio Castroneves is one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. His performances on the track places him among some of the most legendary racers in the long history of racing, and his memorable performances off the track brought his name to the mainstream.
Castroneves enjoyed great success in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series. He was just .06 seconds away from a record-tying fourth victory at the Indianapolis 500, and also raced to a second place finish in the final driver standings. Along the way, he moved up to the fourth all-time in pole positions won with 41 total. We even brought back the legendary Yellow Submarine for him to drive in the Indianapolis 500.
All Team Penske Verizon IndyCar drivers, including Castroneves, use the same high performance motor oil on the track that you can purchase at the store and use in your vehicle, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ with PurePlus Technology™.
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Synthetic Oil Powers Helio Castroneves
Title: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Synthetic Oil Powers Helio Castroneves
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Fast-paced orchestral music.
A yellow racecar zooms around a track.
Number 6 Rick Mears, Leader.
He is on his way to victory again. The crowd waving to him. The applause going. The checkered flag for Rick Mears.
He’s won the Indianapolis 500 with a hand in the air.
A man pulls away a black cloth, revealing the bright yellow Number 3 INDYCAR racecar.
HELIO CASTRONEVES: My favorite memory of the Yellow Submarine, it’s winning the Indy 500. I remember Rick Mears going down the straightaway, turn one, you could spot the car anywhere.
Wearing a yellow Pennzoil driver’s suit, Helio stands beside the racecar.
But I’m going to drive the car. What a tradition here, you know?
Helio Castroneves – Powered by Pennzoil.
People don’t realize that IndyCars go over 230 miles an hour. Our cars are like airplanes, you know? It’s an airplane and wing upside-down, so as you’re going over 230 miles an hour, it’s stuck more to the ground.
Helio physically preparing for a race by jumping up and down.
Helio gets into driver’s seat.
Driving a red-and-white number 3 Indycar, Helio speeds down an open track.
So precision, quality, everything, it’s down to the pipe, it’s like everything’s got to match, got to be perfect. Because there are so many things that can go wrong.
During a pit stop, his pit crew quickly changes the car’s tires.
That’s why it’s important for you to have a great product like Pennzoil. That when you have an oil that you can trust, you already eliminate an issue.
Motor Oil Made from Natural Gas for Complete Protection.
Jonathan Diuguid, Race Engineer, Team Penske.
JONATHAN DIUGUID: We rely on Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Full Synthetic Motor Oils to help us win races and help us finish the 500-mile races that we have to go through because the engines are running at very, very high stress. And so it’s very easy for the performance to drop and we rely on Pennzoil Platinum Technology to keep that performance throughout the race.
The number 3 car hugs the track as it speeds through a turn.
In IndyCar racing, one of the mandated rules by the series is that the engine has to last for 2500 miles and so what that means is we’ll keep an engine in the racecar for four to five races. One thing we rely on from Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Full Synthetic Motor Oil is to have that maximum performance over not just the duration of a race but the life of the engine which may be four to five races.
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Team Penske 1200 IndyCar® series cars use Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ 0W-40 Motor Oil.
HELIO CASTRONEVES: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus Technology gives me cleaner pistons, better fuel economy, horsepower protection, unsurpassed wear protection and excellent performance in extreme temperatures.
Based on ILSAC GF-5 and Sequence IIIG piston deposit test using SAE 5W-30.
Better fuel economy.
Fuel economy measurements made using CAFÉ cycle under FTP75.
Unsurpassed wear protection.
Based on Sequence IVA wear testing using SAE 5W-30.
Extreme temperature performance.
The same motor oil you can buy off the shelf.
Helio standing beside his racecar, speaking.
Technician pours Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Full Synthetic Motor Oil into normal car then Helio is seen pouring same type of oil into his racecar.
A lot of people don’t know that actually the oil that you use in your car, it’s actually used in my car. It’s exactly the same. It’s from the same bottle. You just pour in your car. It’s poured in my car as well. That’s why the technology is impressive.
Motor Oil Reimagined.
The next revolution in motor oil – Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus Technology.
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