Helio Castroneves

Helio Castroneves

A mainstay in Team Penske's lineup for more than a decade, Helio Castroneves remains one of the most productive racers in the IndyCar Series and one of the most popular sports personalities. In 2017, Castroneves returns for his 18th season with Team Penske, driving the No. 3 Hitachi Dallara Chevrolet.

With his third victory in the Indianapolis 500 in 2009, Castroneves is only the tenth three-time winner of the prestigious race, and the only active driver. He was the quickest driver to reach this milestone, achieving the record in only nine attempts. With his two previous "500" victories in 2001 and 2002, Castroneves, at the age of 27, became the youngest driver to win the race twice and the only driver ever to win in his first two attempts.

Castroneves, whose charm and passion for racing make him one of the most captivating drivers, is known for his signature victory celebration of climbing the fence after taking the checkered flag. His great attitude, signature smile and outbursts of unbridled enthusiasm make him one of the true stars of motorsports.

2017 will be Helio's 20th IndyCar season and his 18th with Team Penske. Hitachi is proud to partner with Team Penske and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves for the sixth straight year.

QUICK FACTS

HELIO CASTRONEVES
BIRTH DATE: MAY 10, 1975
BIRTH PLACE: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
RESIDENCE: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'8"/147 lbs
CAR: NO. 3 TEAM PENSKE
DALLARA/CHEVROLET
RACE ENGINEER: JONATHAN DIUGUID

2017 Stats

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Season Statistics


DateEventStartFinishPoints (Behind)Rank (+/-)
3/12/17Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg16628 (-25)6 (--)
4/9/17Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach1951 (-42)6 (--)
4/23/17Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama2484 (-33)6 (--)
4/29/17Phoenix Grand Prix14118 (-41)6 (--)
5/13/17INDYCAR Grand Prix35149 (-42)4 (+2)
5/28/17101st Running of the Indianapolis 500192245 (--)1 (+3)
6/3/17Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Race 127273 (-2)2 (-1)
6/4/17Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Race 249295 (-8)2 (--)
6/10/17Rainguard Water Sealers 6001020305 (-21)4 (-2)
6/25/17KOHLER Grand Prix13342 (-37)3 (+1)
7/9/17Iowa Corn 30031395 (-8)2 (+1)
7/16/17Honda Indy Toronto38420 (-3)2 (--)
7/30/17Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio57446 (-7)2 (--)
8/20/17ABC Supply 500207472 (-22)3 (-1)
8/26/17Gateway 50034505 (-42)3 (--)
9/3/17INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen64538 (-22)3 (--)
9/17/17GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma45598 (-44)4 (-1)

Season Totals


Current Point Standings:4
Starts:17
Poles:3
Victories:1
Top 5s:9
Top 10s:15
Avg. Start:6.1
Avg. Finish:6.2

CAREER STATS

STARTS

343

FIRST START

3/15/98 (Homestead)

WINS

30

FIRST WIN

6/08/01 (Detroit)

MOST RECENT WIN

7/9/1 (Iowa)

POLES

50

BEST POINTS FINISH

2nd (2008, 2013, 2014)

2016 POINTS FINISH

3rd

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