Helio Castroneves Wins Indy 500

May 25, 2009 By:
Helio Castroneves Wins Indy 500

Helio Castroneves finally has something to celebrate! Ever since winning Dancing With the Stars last year, he hit a bit of a rough patch.

As you may know, Helio, his sister, and his lawyer were all accused of tax evasion, and Helio was facing six years in prison. But just last month, he was acquitted, which made him eligible to get back to what he does best…racing cars!

And Helio must be feeling pretty good about himself right now, because he just won the Indianapolis 500! This is the third time in Helio’s career that he’s won Indy.

He told reporters in Victory Lane, “This is the best month of my life. Thank you for giving my life back.”

With Helio’s win, he’s just one away from tying the record of winning the race four times. Congrats to Helio! What a difference one month can make!