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Hélio Castro-Neves (born May 10, 1975 in São Paulo, Brazil) is one of the top drivers in North American open-wheel racing, first in the Champcar series and now in the Indy Racing League. He won the Indianapolis 500 in both 2001 and 2002, and finished second to teammate and countryman Gil de Ferran in 2003.

Racing fans have given Castroneves the nickname "Spider-Man" because of his victory celebration, in which he climbs the track-side debris fence.


Champcar career results


  • 1998 - Bettenhausen Racing - 36 points, =17th in championship, best finish: 2nd
  • 1999 - Bettenhausen Racing - 48 points, 15th, best finish: 2nd
  • 2000 - Penske Racing - 3 wins, 129 points, 7th
  • 2001 - Penske Racing - 3 wins, 141 points, 4th

Best championship: 4th, 6 victories


Indianapolis 500 results


  • 2001 - 1st
  • 2002 - 1st
  • 2003 - 2nd
  • 2004 - 9th

External links

Hélio Castroneves official site (http://www.heliocastroneves.com.br/)


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