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Helio Castroneves


Brazilian race car driver who began competing in the IndyCar Series in 2001. He raced in the Formulation Three Sudamericana from 1993 to 1994. He was presented with the nickname of Spiderman due to just how he celebrates victories by climbing fences. He was created in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Like Johnny Rutherford , he became mostly of the drivers to earn the Indianapolis 500 3 x.

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Date Of Birth May 10, 1975
Place Of Birth Sao Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.73 m
Profession Race Car Driver
Nationality Brazilian
Children Mikaella Castroneves
Parents Helio Castroneves Sr, Sandra Castroneves
Siblings Katiucia Castroneves
Partner Adriana Henao, Adriana Henao
Nominations Best Driver ESPY Award, Best Moment ESPY Award
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Star Sign Taurus

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1 Helio Castroneves became the second IndyCar driver's image to be added to the famed ESPN Pardon the Interruption (PTI) set backdrop. The first was Danica Patrick.
2 On October 3, 2008, he pleaded not guilty in federal court in Miami, FL, on charges of income-tax evasion for allegedly failing to pay taxes on more than $5 million in earnings. His sister, Kati, who is his manager, was also charged.
3 Three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 (the first foreign driver to achieve such feat).
4 With his partner, Julianne Hough, became the 2007 champion of Dancing with the Stars (2005) on November 27, 2007.
5 Split from his fiancée, Aliette Vazquez, after six years.
6 Racing fans gave Castroneves the nickname "Spider-Man" because of the form of victory celebration he pioneered. Helio was the first to climb the track-side debris fence as a form or celebration, a practice since adopted by several NASCAR drivers and current NASCAR and former INDY Car Series driver Tony Stewart.



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