Helio Castroneves has won the Indianapolis 500 four times. That ties him for most wins with A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears. This year, he is trying to become the all-time leading winner driving his No. 6 Honda racecar for the Meyer Shank Racing team. The 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2022.
He's off to a shaky start, crashing his prized racecar during a practice lap. The Meyer Shank Racing team has had to put the racecar back together. Castroneves thinks they have done a terrific job, saying "It’s perfect. The guys did an amazing job building up the car. It’s just perfect.”
Born in Brazil, Castroneves now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is married to Adriana Henao and they have a daughter, Mikaella, born in 2009.
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.
- Michael Marot. "Castroneves starts record Indy 500 quest with 'perfect' car". The Washington Post. May 17, 2022. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/auto-racing/castroneves-starts-record-indy-500-quest-with-perfect-car/2022/05/17/900300a6-d633-11ec-be17-286164974c54_story.html
- Scott Horner. "What you need to know about 4-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves before the 2022 race". IndyStar. May 16, 2022. https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/motor/indy-500/2022/05/16/helio-castroneves-what-know-4-time-indy-500-champion/7373640001/