He also finished second at Indy in 2003, 2014, and 2017.
Castroneves has won four pole positions for the Indy 500, including back-to-back poles in 20, the first driver to do so since Scott Brayton.
He is also one of only five drivers – along with Wilbur Shaw, Mauri Rose, Bill Vukovich, and Al Unser being the other four – and the only active driver to win the Indy 500 in back-to-back races.
Born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, South America, Castroneves started his career in karting, and later raced for the Paul Stewart Racing team, and finished third in the 1995 British Formula 3 Championship.
Six cars never seemed to spread the team too thin, and the main issue facing Andretti Autosport was the reliability of its Honda engines.
Alonso put on a thrilling show and even led 27 laps — third most in the race — but he was sent to the paddock when his engine blew with 20 laps remaining.
Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when he denied Helio Castroneves a record-tying fourth victory as the two traded the lead in the closing laps.
; born ), better known as Hélio Castroneves, is a Brazilian auto racing driver competing in the Indy Car Series.
In Indy Car competition, Castroneves has 23 wins and 38 poles, and placed second in the season standings four times, third two times and fourth four times.
I imagine this is the sort of nightmare programming that gets broadcast on loop in the dimly-lit cells of Guantanamo.
The show follows notorious neat-freak Adriana as she steps into the home of a guy who can't seem to figure out whether plastic lawn furniture goes in the living room or on the tire fire out back.