A federal judge in Miami has rejected requests to delay the tax evasion trial of IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves. U.S. District Judge Donald Graham on Friday said the March 2 trial date will stand. Lawyers for Castroneves and Penske Racing Inc. had sought a delay until November to ensure he could drive in the 2009 IndyCar Series that runs April to October. Castroneves 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.
-- The Associated Press