Tuesday Jan. 13, 2009
UNDATED (AP) -- Will Power is stepping in for Helio Castroneves at Team Penske while the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion fights tax evasion charges in court.
Team Penske says Power will handle testing for Penske's No. 3 car, which has belonged to 2008 IndyCar Series runner-up Castroneves. Power's contract with KV Racing Technology expired at the end of last season.
Castroneves, who many remember as a winner on TV's "Dancing With The Stars" competition in 2007, has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and tax evasion involving about $5.5 million in income stashed in offshore accounts.
His sister and business manager, along with his attorney, also are charged in the case.
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