Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves says that Sunday’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is not the end, it is just the beginning.
The Brazilian, competing in his first NTT IndyCar Series race with Meyer Shank Racing started the Greatest Spectacle In Racing from eighth place and had a fantastic race fighting with Alex Palou towards the end of the race and with two laps to go the 46-year-old took the lead of the race and never looked back to take victory by .4928s and speaking following the event, Castroneves said:
It’s not the end; it’s the beginning. “I don’t know if it’s a good comparison, but Tom Brady won a Super Bowl, Phil (Mickelson) won the PGA, and now here you go. The old guys still got it, kicking the young guys’ butts. We’re teaching them a lesson.
“What a great team effort. Everyone was in sync. We didn’t make any mistakes. No. 4 – what a moment. I’m just so honored to be a part of this amazing group with A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears. This is absolutely a dream come true.”
The Brazilian went on to say:
“This stage is absolutely incredible. “I love Indianapolis. The fans, they give me energy! I’m serious.”