Helio Castroneves has a daunting task facing him in this year's Indy 500. He is attempting to get his 5th win, but is starting far back in pole position 27. If Castroneves gets his 5th win he will surpass four time winners A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.
Castroneves is philosophical about his starting position, saying - "Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do the speeds those guys were doing, but at least we’re in the field,” Castroneves told NBC. “Last year everything fell exactly in my place. I’m not a fishing guy, but I was like right here (motioning as if he was reeling in a prize-winning catch, which he ultimately did)."
Regarding his chances of winning, Castroneves said - “I do feel I have a very, very good car. I feel at the end of the day now, we have to play it a little different and it’ll take us a little time to get to the front. I think I know what I need to do.”
You can root for Castroneves during this year's Indianapolis 500 wearing an officially-licensed Castroneves jersey or hoody from Lowsport. Other Castroneves merchandise found at Lowsport includes: signed replica helmets, signed bobbleheads, a signed die-cast replica car, and a signed set commemorating his four wins in the Indianapolis 500.
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