Castroneves' uncertain future putting the pinch on Team Penske

Roger Penske is playing the waiting game with Helio Castroneves. Does the IndyCar Series team owner fill Helio's seat now or wait till the driver stands trial on tax-evasion charges? That's a tough one, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: November 20, 2008, 3:47 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

An individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty in the American justice system, but that notion is of little comfort to Helio Castroneves.

Or Roger Penske.

Castroneves, who is one of the IndyCar Series' top stars, is set to stand trial on March 2 on charges of tax evasion and conspiracy to commit fraud against the United States government.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Donald A. Graham denied Castroneves' and Team Penske's motion to ...

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