• Fourth all time in INDYCAR SERIES pole positions with 50.
• Won the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title in Daytona Prototype International class - his first championship in any series. Also part of the winning team overall in the 2021 and 2022 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
• “Dancing With the Stars” Season 5 champion in 2007.
• Served as a correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight.”
Off of the track, Helio is a Dancing with the Stars champion and an author of his own book. Helio competed on the dancing show in its fifth season, taking home the victory with partner Julianne Hough. His success the first time around resulted in an invitation to perform again on the show in its fifteenth season, this time partnered with Chellsie Hightower, as well as to guest judge in the eleventh season. His 2010 book “Victory Road – the Ride of My Life” details his challenging journey from driving go-karts in Brazil to becoming the skillful driver he is today, along with the obstacles and moments of happiness he faced on the track and off of it. Helio works with several charities, including HCA Hospitals, the Dan Marino Foundation, The Consequences Charity and Foundation, Children International, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, the IRL Ministry, and the Buoniconti Fund. In his native country, Helio helped transform one of his donated cars into the Mobile Play Room for the local children of Ribeirão Preto.
Known to fans for his enthusiastic grin and for climbing the track fence with the checkered flag after a win, Helio’s outgoing personality sets him apart from the rest of the pack. He has been featured on the pages of notable publications such as People, TV Guide, Newsweek, Maxim, and Esquire, and appeared in numerous ads for Shell and Pennzoil. He also holds claim to being only the second race car driver put on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption (PIT) set backdrop, in addition to Danica Patrick. Look out for Helio as he attempts to win his fourth Indy 500 and make strides in the world of racing.
An Evening with Helio Castroneves