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Castroneves visits SKF's U.S. base in Montgomery County

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 07 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 08 2013 05:43:00 PM CDT

They say there's no rest for the weary, and that's certainly true for one INDYCAR driver.

TOWAMENCIN TWP., Pa. -

They say there's no rest for the weary, and that's certainly true for one INDYCAR driver.

Helio Castroneves is in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County.

He's visiting the U.S. headquarters of one of his team's sponsors, SKF.

Castroneves finished eighth in Sunday's "Pocono INDYCAR 400."

It was the first INDYCAR race at Pocono Raceway in 24 years, and it was the racer's first visit to the Monroe County track.

"It's an amazing event. I was very happy and surprised about the crowd," said Castroneves. "People really embrace INDYCAR which...it's great to go back after so many years."

SKF is a Swedish company that makes ball bearings, seals, and other parts.

The company's 23-million dollar U.S. headquarters sits on a former brownfield.

It features more than a million dollars worth of environmental enhancements.