Helio
Castroneves

Biography

One of the most popular personalities in all of sports, Helio Castroneves - Team Penske's elder statesman - has accomplished much in his illustrious career, yet he remains passionate in his desire to achieve much more. Castroneves returns for his 16th season with Team Penske in 2015 driving the No. 3 Shell-V-Power Pennzoil-Ultra, Hitachi, and AAA/Automobile Club of Southern California Indy car. 

Known for his electric smile and enthusiasm, Castroneves has driven and danced his way into the hearts and minds of people around the world. As the only active driver to have earned the distinction of being a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and the only race car driver ever to become a "Dancing with the Stars" Champion, Castroneves in many ways is in a league of his own. 

In 2014 the Brazilian demonstrated once again the speed, skills and determination to be considered among the elite in the Verizon Indycar Series. Castroneves finished in 2nd Place in the Championship after overcoming a number of unfortunate on-track events. 

Castroneves, who became the first driver to win back-to-back Indy 500s in his first two starts at the Brickyard in 2001 and 2002 and won the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" again in 2009, is known for his signature victory celebration of climbing the fence after taking the checkered flag. His great attitude, signature smile and his outbursts of unbridled enthusiasm make him one of the true stars of motorsports. These attributes have helped land him on the pages of some of the top publications in the world including People, Newsweek, TV Guide, Esquire and Maxim.

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