Biography

In his 21st season racing for Team Penske, Helio Castroneves continues to be not only one of the most popular drivers competing in racing, but also one of the most accomplished racers in team history. For just the fourth time since joining Team Penske in 2000, Castroneves did not experience a winning season in 2019 as he and teammate Ricky Taylor did not find their way to victory lane during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign. However, the Brazilian fan favorite certainly still showed the ability to summon speed from the No. 7 Acura ARX-05 DPi and both he and Taylor will be primed to return to their winning ways in 2020, when Castroneves enters his third decade with the team.

Castroneves and the No. 7 Acura team enjoyed a solid 2019 IMSA season on the strength of five podium finishes and three pole positions. The duo of Castroneves and Taylor finished outside the top five only once and led a total of 146 laps en route to a third-place finish in the series standings while also helping Acura win the Manufacturer Championship in the DPi class.  

A three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Castroneves again spent the month of May on the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway rejoining Team Penske’s IndyCar Series team in search of his record-tying fourth victory in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” He will make another run at history in 2020 as he chases the immortality that comes with admittance to the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner’s club, as he looks to join his mentor and Team Penske Hall of Fame driver, Rick Mears.