HELIO CASTRONEVES​

4-TIME INDY 500 CHAMPION

Hélio Castroneves: born Hélio Alves de Castro Neves; 10 May 1975) is a Brazilian auto racing driver. He has won the Indianapolis 500 a record equalling four times: in 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2021.

BIRTHDATE May 10, 1975 INDY 500 WINS 4 (2001, 2002, 2009, 2021)
BIRTHPLACE SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL INDYCAR CAREER STARTS 330
WEIGHT 147 LBS SEASONS 21
HEIGHT 5′ 8″ POLES 54
RESIDENCE FT. LAUDERDALE, FL RACES LED 170
TEAM MEYER SHANK RACING
2022 CAR NO 06 INDYCAR

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Castroneves will race on the 24 Hours of Daytona with Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Konica Minolta Racing in the IMSA Championship. For the NTT Indycar Series, Castroneves will compete in 6 races in the 06 car for Meyer Shank Racing.

Castroneves and the No. 7 Acura team won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with 4 Victories and 4 pole positions.

 

Castroneves and the No. 7 Acura team enjoyed a solid 2019 IMSA season on the strength of five podium finishes and three pole positions. Finished outside the top five only once and led a total of 146 laps en route to a third-place finish in the series standings while also helping Acura win the Manufacturer Championship in the DPi class.

 

Castroneves transitioned from IndyCar racing to Team Penske’s new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship program. He had a solid first full season racing in IMSA. Finished the 2018 season with one win, two podium finishes and one pole position.

 

Finished 4th in the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. Won 1 race, and 8 Top-Five.

 

Finished 3rd in the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. Captured 2 pole positions and 8 Top-Five.

 

Finished 5th in the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. Captured 4 pole positions, and 6 Top-Five.

 

Finished 2nd in the Verizon Indycar Series.

 

Finished 2nd in the Verizon Indycar Series 

Finished 4th in the Indycar Series. Won in St. Pete (FL) and Edmonton (Canada). Cpatured 1 pole position, and finished 5 times in top-five.

Captured his 3rd Pole position at the Indy 500, also Winning the race for the third time, becoming the only Brazilian, and sixth driver in history to win 3 times the most famous spectacle in racing. Finishes fourth in the Indycar Series Championship point standings driving the #3 Team Penske Dallara/Honda. Win also in Texas, and another pole position in IOWA. Finished Top-Three 4 times, and Top-Five 7 times.

 

Finishes second in IndyCar Series Championship in first full season. Drives the #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet. Wins the Indy 500, becoming the first driver to win it consecutively since Al Unser in 1970 and 1971 and just the fifth driver in history to do so. At 27, he is the youngest driver to win twice at Indy and the only driver to win in his first two attempts. Wins two races (Indy and Phoenix) and one pole (Phoenix).

 

Finishes a career best 4th in the CART Championship driving the #3 Marlboro Team Penske Reynard/Honda. Wins the Indianapolis 500 as well as the Rookie of the Year, becomes the eighth rookie to win in his debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wins three races and three poles. Becomes the second driver in CART history to lead every lap in two races during the same season (Long Beach and Detroit); Michael Andretti did it 1992. Made his first fence climb at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2001.

 
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