Helio was chosen as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive for 2007.
Helio won the 2007 "Dancing With the Stars" competition.
On April 1, 2007 Helio won the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the second consecutive year.
His name is actually "Castro-Neves" but American media often listed him as "Helio Neves" so he got rid of the hyphen making his last name all one word.
He switched from Champcar to the IRL in 2002.
He is part owner of NasrCastroneves Racing Team, competing in the Brazilian Stock Car V8 Championship.
His trademark fence climb after a win has been adopted by Tony Stewart in the NASCAR series.
His teammate is Sam Hornish Jr.
Helio has worked with performance scientist Dr. Jacques Dallare throughout his career.
He holds the all time IndyCar record for winning races from the pole position (28).
He worked with fellow businessmen to bring the "Burger King" chain to Brazil.
Helio's 2006 victory margen of 6.3851 seconds, was the largest margin of victory ever at Twin Ring Motegi.
Helio: (on teammate Sam Hornish Jr.) Sam is a truly competitive driver. Yes, I want to beat him and he wants to beat me. But at the end of the day, we want both cars up there and we want to make the boss happy.
Helio: The banana is good for retaining water, and the sugar brings me up.
He has the same birthday as Linda Evangelista, Danny Carey, Nick Heidfeld and Bono.
In 2005, he set the long course speed record at historic Watkins Glen.
He currently lives in Coral Gables, Florida.
He is 5 feet, 8 inches tall.
His nickname is "Spider-Man" because of his victory celebration, in which he climbs the track-side fence.
He won the Indianapolis 500 in both 2001 and 2002.
He has one sister, Katiucia, who travels with him and handles day-to-day business.
Helio: A race is not won on the first lap. A car changes during a race.
Helio: (on how much of a race result is due to the driver) Eighty-percent driver, I think the last 20 percent is the team, or 30 percent because of pit stops.
Helio: The way boxers are ready to attack is the same way we must be ready to attack the steering wheel.
Helio: (on teammate Sam Hornish Jr.) I think I will learn a lot with Sam. He is an experienced driver even though he is young. He's been fast at a lot of tracks where we haven't done well so I hope to learn from him.
Helio: (on how other drivers have a tougher challenge than he does) They have to worry about finishing ahead of me. I have to just finish ahead of them.
Helio: (explaining why he spun the car at the 2006 Honda Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg) I was so excitied, I spun in my own drool.
Helio: You aren't going to be able to pass by going past the guy and keep going so it will take quite a while to set up a pass. I will follow him closely and wait for him to make a mistake before I can make the pass. I have a very good car for that. I will also be saving fuel and pick up positions in the pits so I have so many things on my side.
Helio: In a long race, if I'm worried about fatigue, my concentration is the first thing to go.
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