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 2016, Castroneves returns for his 17th 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.

2016 will be Helio's 19th IndyCar season and his 17th with Team Penske. Hitachi is proud to partner with Team Penske and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves for the fifth 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

2016 Stats

2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Season Statistics


DateEventStartFinishPoints (Behind)Rank (+/-)
3/13/16Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg2432 (--)4 (--)
4/2/16Phoenix Grand Prix 25011153 (-30)6 (-2)
4/17/1642nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach1392 (--)4 (+2)
4/24/16Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama77118 (-70)4 (--)
5/14/16Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis132159 (--)4 (--)
5/29/16Indianapolis 500911224 (-68)3 (+1)
6/4/16Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit25254 (-7)2 (+1)
6/5/16Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit314271 (-12)3 (-1)
6/26/16Grand Prix of Road America55301 (-7)2 (+1)
7/10/16Iowa Corn 300313318 (-12)5 (-3)
7/17/16Honda Indy Toronto22358 (-74)3 (+2)
7/31/16Honda Indy 200715373 (-9)3 (--)
8/21/16ABC Supply 500419384 (-4)5 (-2)
8/27/16Firestone 60035415 (-9)4 (+1)
9/4/16IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen43451 (-5)4 (+1)
9/18/16GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma27504 (-2)3 (+1)

Season Totals


Current Point Standings:3
Starts:16
Poles:2
Victories:0
Top 5s:8
Top 10s:10
Avg. Start:4.3
Avg. Finish:7.9

CAREER STATS

STARTS

333

FIRST START

3/15/98 (Homestead)

WINS

29

FIRST WIN

6/08/01 (Detroit)

MOST RECENT WIN

7/1/14 (Detroit)

POLES

49

BEST POINTS FINISH

2nd (2008, 2013, 2014)

2016 POINTS FINISH

3rd

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