Helio Castroneves

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Indy Driver Raises Profile—on Dance Floor

Castroneves' popularity surges after stint with stars

(Newser) - Six months ago, few beyond IndyCar fans recognized the name Helio Castroneves. Thanks to "Dancing with the Stars," however, Helio’s celebrity-status has skyrocketed. The Indy Racing League is enjoying the ride—the racer’s surge in popularity has been tremendous for the sport.  "It's interesting... More »

Helio's Dance Card Opens Up

Racing champ gains trophy, loses fiancee

(Newser) - Helio Castroneves may have won big in "Dancing With the Stars" but he's lost his fiancee, AP reports. Aliette Vasquez announced she'd called off their engagement less than a day after the Brazilian Indy 500 champ won the mirrorball trophy in the show's grand finale.  The Miami businesswoman's... More »

Helio Races to 'Dancing' Win

Race-car driver boogies his way to mirror-ball trophy

(Newser) - Spoiler Alert! Race car driver Helio Castroneves is the big winner in this season's "Dancing With the Stars," having beat out experienced dancer and Spice Girl Melanie Brown in the show's glittery finale. Brown may have brought more moves, but the two-time Indy-500-winning driver had the verve needed... More »

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