Helio Castroneves is now among the many most achieved racers in Indy 500 historical past.
Castroneves not solely set a document for the quickest Indy 500 in historical past, ending with a time of two:39:50 in Sunday’s race, but additionally turned the fourth driver ever to win 4 Indy 500 races.
“Spider-Man” hadn’t gained the Indy 500 since 2009, when he final gained for Staff Penske.
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Who has gained the Indy 500 4 occasions?
Castrovenes joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears as the one four-time winners within the Indy 500.
Foyt was the primary four-time winner, claiming his titles in 1961, ’64, ’67 and ’77. Unser Sr. gained his races in 1970, ’71, ’78 and ’87. Mears gained in 1979, ’84, ’88 and ’91.
Castrovenes claimed his race titles in 2001-02, ’09 and ’21. He gained his first three races with Staff Penske earlier than successful Sunday’s race as a member of Meyer Shank Racing.
Who’re the oldest Indy 500 winners?
At age 46, Castroneves is likely one of the oldest drivers to win the Indy 500. Nevertheless, he’s not the oldest.
Unser Sr. gained his fourth title at age 47 in 1987; his brother, Bobby Unser, additionally gained at 47 years previous, in 1981. Emerson Fittipaldi gained the 1993 race at age 46.
A number of different drivers have gained aged 40 or older. Lee Wallard, Eddie Cheever Jr. and Takuma Sato (2017) gained on the age of 40. Mauri Rose, Bil Holland, Roger Ward and Bobby Unser all gained at age 41. Rose, Hanks, Foyt, Rutherford and Fittipaldi all gained at 42. Arie Luyendyk and Sato had been the one drivers to win at 43. Gordon Johncock was 45 when he took dwelling the 1982 Indy 500 crown.