Castroneves gives Penske 3 poles through 3 races this season

Helio Castroneves continued the Team Penske domination in qualifying Saturday by winning the pole for the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Castroneves turned a lap at 1 minute, 07.1246 seconds to earn the top starting spot for the race Sunday on the temporary street course. It's the second consecutive year Castroneves will start from the pole at Long Beach, and second consecutive race. He also won the pole two weeks ago at Phoenix, and Penske teammate Will Power won the pole for the season-opening race at St. Petersburg.

Scott Dixon, the winner at Phoenix, qualified second and was followed by Penske driver Simon Pagenaud, Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya and Power.

The fast six was comprised of only Chevrolet drivers as Honda failed to advance a driver into the final round.