FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Race car driver Helio Castroneves was honored at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to commemorate his record-tying fourth win at the Indianapolis 500.
At 46 years old, the Brazilian-born race car driver has no plans of slowing down, as he even showed off some dance moves at Wednesday afternoon’s event.
The event was put together by AutoNation and their Drive Pink campaign to raise money for cancer research.
“AutoNation go beyond, you know, to make sure that we remember this day,” Castroneves said. “This day is so important. This win is absolutely something, part of history.”
AutoNation CEO and Director Mike Jackson led the celebration for Castroneves in front of hundreds of company employees. The Brazilian was joined on stage by fellow IndyCar drivers.
Castroneves, who is also known as Spiderman, won the fabled race on May 30.
“We’re going over 240 mph, so those decisions that you make, it’s very quick, and that’s when I realized that we were going for the win,” Castroneves said.
With AutoNation as his sponsor, Castroneves became the fourth driver in Indianapolis 500 history to win the race four times.
“When you have a great team, a great group of guys around you and a driver that believes he can make it happen, it just made it happen.”
Castroneves will return to compete at next year’s Indianapolis 500 looking to claim his unprecedented fifth win in the race.
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