Hélio Castroneves was born on May 10, 1975 in São Paulo, Brazil.
While Indy Car racing is not the most popular of sports, Helio Castroneves, a Wood Rabbit became famous overnight as he captured the 5th season of Dancing with the stars. He upset the lovely Spice Girl, Melanie Brown in a truly spirited affair.
On the track, Helio is one of the top drivers in the Indy Car series. He won the famed Indianapolis 500 in 2001 and 2002. He also had a second place finish in 2003. Helio is engaged to Aliette Vazquez and lives in Miami, FL.