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American Wins Indy 500 for First Time Since 2006

Ryan Hunter-Reay's victory is race's 2nd-closest ever

(Newser) - The finish at the Indianapolis 500 was worth the wait for Ryan Hunter-Reay. He used a series of daredevil moves to deny Helio Castroneves a chance at history today and became the first American since 2006 to win "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." Hunter-Reay passed Brazil's Castroneves... More »

Franchitti Wins 2nd Indy 500

Mr Ashley Judd denies Helio Castroneves his 4th

(Newser) - Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis 500, beating Dan Wheldon to help Chip Ganassi become the first car owner to win at Indy and the Daytona 500 in the same year. Franchitti's victory today was his second at the Indy 500 in four years and denied Helio Castroneves a chance... More »

Castroneves Wins 3rd Indy 500

(Newser) - Helio Castroneves won his third Indianapolis 500 today, beating 2005 winner Dan Wheldon by 1.981 seconds and leaving Danica Patrick in third, the best finish by a woman at Indianapolis. With 10 laps to go, Castroneves' lead was 1.38 seconds, and he continued widening the gap the rest... More »

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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