Hélio Castroneves

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Hélio Castroneves

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Biography

Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion and 2007 Dancing With The Stars winner Helio
Castroneves, is chasing his first year-long IndyCar series title in his 20th season on the
circuit. After his latest win in July’s Iowa Corn 300, Team Penske’s Castroneves currently
stands in second place in his pursuit of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series title. Twice a series
runner-up, the Brazilian has 30 career race wins, and eight Top 5 finishes. He was the first
driver to win the Indianapolis 500 in his first two starts (2001, 2002) and the fifth to win
consecutive titles. Castroneves’ third Indy 500 win came in 2009. The Sao Paulo, Brazil
native with the electric smile is the only race car driver to win the “Dancing With The Stars”
title when he became the Season 5 winner with Julianne Hough. The 42-year- old
Castroneves lives in Ft. Lauderdale with his fiance Adriana and their daughter. Castroneves
last played in the Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic in 2012.