Helio Castroneves Wins The 105th Indy 500 For The Fourth Time

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Each year fans are anticipating the Indy 500 in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 105th Indy 500 was held on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Helio Castroneves, driver for the Meyer Shank Racing, won the Indy 500. This is Castroneves fourth time winning the Indy 500.

How Many Racers

Thirty-three race car drivers were in the Indy 500 this year. Out of the thirty-three, four of them were the top contenders- Alex Palou, Helio Castroneves, Pato O’Ward, and Simon Pagenaud. [1]

Wipeout

One of the first wipeouts was when Stefan Wilson’s brakes weren’t working. Another wipeout was when Graham Rahal lost his tire and hit the wall. [2]

Helio Castroneves

Helio Castroneves formally rode for Team Penske but in this year’s Indy 500, Castroneves rode for Meyer Shank Racing.

Last Dozen Laps

During the last dozen or so laps, both Helio Castroneves and Alex Palou were fighting for the win. Then in lap 198, Castroneves passed Palou and kept the lead until the end of the race. Alex Palou got second and Simon Pagenaud got third. [3]

Drinking The Milk

A tradition for every Indy 500, is that the winner drinks a jar of milk, because Indiana is known for their dairy. In the official milk poll, Helio Castroneves chose two-percent milk, but later on, he swapped it for strawberry milk which matched his hot pink and white fire suit and No. 6 Honda. [4]


Notes:

  1. ^https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10004246-indy-500-results-2021-helio-castroneves-wins-4th-career-title-at-ims (go back↩)
  2. ^https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10004246-indy-500-results-2021-helio-castroneves-wins-4th-career-title-at-ims (go back↩)
  3. ^https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/indy-500-castroneves-scores-famous-fourth-win/6518608/ (go back↩)
  4. ^https://ftw.usatoday.com/gallery/indy-500-helio-castroneves-photos-milk-videos (go back↩)

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