Helio Castroneves

  • Birth Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Profession: Race-car driver
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  • A two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, taking back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002.
  • Recorded the best finishes of any driver in his first three Indy 500 appearances: first place in 2001 and 2002 and second place in 2003.
  • With the help of several Brazilian teammates and friends, financed his home country's first Burger King in 2004.
  • Earned the nickname "Spider-Man" because of his trademark victory celebration of climbing the track fence in front of the grandstand.
  • Co-owner and partner of the NasrCastroneves Racing team, which competes in the Brazilian Stock Car V8 Championship.
  • Won Season 5 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars with partner Julianne Hough.


  • Mikaella — Daughter
  • Katiuca Castroneves — Sister
  • Helio Castroneves — Father
  • Aliette Vazquez — Ex-fiancée
  • Sandra Castroneves — Mother
  • Adriana Henao — Significant Other

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