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Helio Castroneves wins record-tying fourth career Indianapolis 500

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By beating Alex Palou within the closing laps of the one hundred and fifth operating of the Indy 500, Castroneves now ties A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser for essentially the most all time first-place finishes. Castroneves has 31 Indy automotive victories in his career.

The 46-year-old Brazilian, who was driving for Meyer Shanks Racing, additionally received the Indy 500 in 2001, 2002 and 2009.

Castroneves is named “Spiderman” for climbing the fence to rejoice his wins, according to the IndyCar.com site.
“This might be a fence climb for the ages,” IndyCar tweeted after the race finish.
Helio Castroneves of Brazil celebrates with his team as he climbs the fence at the start/finish line after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Castroneves was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, however now lives along with his fiancee and their daughter in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to his official website.

He started his career in karting earlier than competing within the British Formula Three collection, the web site says. Castroneves began Indy automotive racing in 1996 and received the Indy 500 on his first try in 2001.

This yr’s occasion at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was billed because the most-attended sporting event because the pandemic’s begin, with the 135,000 tickets out there — roughly 40% of the Indiana racetrack’s capability — rapidly promoting out.

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