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Helio Castroneves - IndyCar Series

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Birth Date:May, 10, 1975 Height:5' 8" Primary SponsorShell-Pennzoil, Hitachi, PPG, AAA
Birth Place:Sao Paulo, Brazil Weight:147 lbs. Car:Dallara/Chevrolet
Residence:Ft. Lauderdale, FL   Race EngineerJonathan Diuguid
twitter: @h3lio

Biography

One of the most dynamic and engaging personalities in the IndyCar Series, Helio Castroneves looks to add to his impressive list of career achievements in 2014 while driving the No. 3 Hitachi/Shell-Pennzoil/AAA/Automobile Club of Southern California/PPG IndyCar.

Castroneves enjoyed one of his best seasons in his career in 2013 as he pursued his first series championship, eventually finishing second in the IndyCar Series standings. He led the series standings for 14 races overall and for 12 weeks in a row before a tough weekend in the Houston doubleheader dropped him to second in the standings and he finished second to Scott Dixon after the series finale at Auto Club Speedway. His signature victory in 2013 came at Texas Motor Speedway where he won for the fourth time in his career on the fast, high-banked oval.

Castroneves became the first driver to win back-to-back Indy 500s in his first two starts at the Brickyard in 2001 and 2002 and he won the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” again in 2009. Castroneves is known for his trademark victory celebration of climbing the fence after taking the checkered flag. His signature smile and his outbursts of unbridled enthusiasm make him one of the true stars of motorsports.

With his successful 2013 season, Castroneves has moved even higher among the greats in INDYCAR history as he ranks fifth all-time in pole positions won with 38, 12th in wins with 28, fourth with 32 second-place finishes and ninth all-time with 111 top-five results.

Castroneves will once again compete for the IndyCar Series championship for Team Penske and race for a record-tying fourth Indy 500 victory this season. Castroneves, girlfriend Adriana Henao, and their daughter, Mikaella, reside in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Helio Castroneves