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Brazilian car racer Helio Castroneves made history after that His fourth win at the Indianapolis 500 The race is on Sunday. He is now one of four drivers who have won the “greatest racing scene” four times.
Castroneves, who wore the checkered flag in 2001, 2002 and 2009, beat runner-up Alex Palo by 0.4928 of a second. Castroneves claimed his first win with Team Penske, but Sunday’s win was the first Indy 500 win for Team Meyer Shank Racing.
at tradition Dating back to 1936, Castroneves returns some milk while wearing laurel of flowers on Victory Lane after a race.
Castroneves joins AJ Foyt (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977), Al Unser (1970, 1971, 1978, 1987) and Rick Mears (1979, 1984, 1988, 1991) in the elite club of four-time Indy 500 winners. At the age of 46, Castroneves also became Fourth oldest driver To win the Indy 500 race.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway welcomed a crowd of 135,000 people – 40% capacity – to the race. According to a press release from the IndyCar series, the 105th Indy 500 has become the largest gathering in the world for the sport since the Corona virus closed nearly all events around the world last spring.
Thirty-three cars competed in the race, with an average speed of 190.69 mph, making the 2021 race the fastest in its 105-year history. Castroneves was eighth, two points behind 24-year-old Palo. Favorite run the race Scott Dixon was with Chip Ganassi Racing. Andy Carr said Dickson finished second last year and started the race this year in first place.
After junior race car racing, Castroneves eventually progressed to motorsports, competing in British Formula 3 racing before moving to US Open car racing in 1996. In 2000, Roger Pinske was able to outsmart the talented racer and one year later Castroneves Won his first Indy 500 award.
The Sao Paulo national won the second Indy 500 the following year, becoming the fifth driver in history to win the race in a row. He won his third Indy 500 title in 2009.