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Friday July 27, 2012              1:00 PM EDT

The stars, the glittery costumes, the ballroom drama, and of course, the dancing, are all back for a new season of ABC’s hit show “Dancing With the Stars.”

The all-star “Dancing With the Stars” cast was announced today for season 15, where for the first time ever, previous contestants will return to the ballroom to vie for the coveted mirror ball trophy.

Olympians and former “DWTS” winners Apolo Ohno (Season 4) and Shawn Johnson (Season 8) will show off their fancy footwork again this season, along with fellow champs from seasons’ past: former 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey (Season 2), former Dallas Cowboy star Emmitt Smith(Season 3), Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves (Season 5) and soap star Kelly Monaco(Season 1).

Actresses Pamela Anderson (Season 10) and Kirstie Alley (Season 12), French actor and finalistGilles Marini (Season 8), and former ‘N Sync singer Joey Fatone (Season 4), are also among this season’s high-wattage alumni in the competition.

Bristol Palin (Season 11), daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and TV personalityMelissa Rycroft (Season 8) round out the pack.

Another first in “Dancing” history, the 13th contestant will be decided by America in an online vote. Fashion commentator Carson Kressley (Season 13), singer Sabrina Bryan(Season 5), Disney Channel star Kyle Massey (Season 11) are vying for people’s votes to score the 13th spot in the competition. Click here to cast your vote.

Paul Lee, president of the ABC Entertainment Group, announced the new cast at the Television Critics Association conference. The alumni’s professional partners were not announced, but will be revealed Monday, Aug. 13 on “Good Morning America.”

With the mix of previous champs, finalists and fan favorites in the cast, the stage is set for a heated competition and the show’s long-time fans will undoubtedly be torn. Which celebrity are you rooting for this time around? Which star do you want to see in that 13th spot?

The all-star line-up will hit the dance floor on the two-hour season premiere of “Dancing With the Stars” Monday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET. The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home in the season premiere of “Dancing With the Stars: The Results Show.”

from:  http://gma.yahoo.com/dancing-with-the-stars-all-stars–season-15-cast-announced.html

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Hélio Castroneves was born on May 10th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9lio_Castroneves

May 10th, 1975

5 + 10 +1+9+7+5 = 37 = his life lesson = Putting his heart into it.

King of Cups Tarot card

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May 10th, 1975

May 10th

5 + 10 +2+0+1+2 = 20 = his personal year (from May 10th, 2012) = Judges.

Judgement Tarot card

20 year + 9 (September) = 29 = his personal month (from September 10th, 2012 to October 9th, 2012) = Teamwork.  Self-confidence.

Three of Wands Tarot card

29 month + 24 (24th of the month on Monday September 24th, 2012) = 53 = his personal day = Having a warrior spirit.

Knight of Swords Tarot card

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Birth Date: May, 10, 1975 Height: 5′ 8″ Primary Sponsor Shell-Pennzoil
Birth Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil Weight: 147 lbs. Car: Dallara/Chevrolet
Residence: Ft. Lauderdale, FL Race Engineer Ron Ruzewski

 

Biography

One of the most popular personalities in all of sports, Helio Castroneves – Team Penske’s elder statesman – has accomplished much in his illustrious career, yet he remains passionate in his desire to achieve much more. Castroneves returns for his 13th season with Team Penske in 2012 driving the No. 3 Shell-V-Power Pennzoil-Ultra/AAA/Automobile Club of Southern California Indy car.

Known for his electric smile and enthusiasm, Castroneves has driven and danced his way into the hearts and minds of people around the world. As the only active driver to have earned the distinction of being a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and the only race car driver ever to become a “Dancing with the Stars” Champion, Castroneves  in many ways is in a league of his own.

In 2011 the Sao Paulo, Brazil native demonstrated once again the speed, skills and determination to be considered among the elite in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Castroneves overcame a number of unfortunate on-track events to finish 11th in the final standings, his first placement outside of the top-10 since 2001.
After a slow start to 2011 which saw him record only one top-10 finish in the first five races, Castroneves led laps in both races of the Firestone Twin 275s in Texas and finished the second race in fourth place. The following week in Milwaukee he started from the front row and was leading late into the race before a punctured tire forced him to make a pit stop and finish ninth. After overcoming another punctured tire in Iowa to finish seventh, Castroneves was part of a Team Penske one-two finish in Edmonton, where he led a lap and placed second behind Will Power. A month later at Infineon Raceway, Castroneves would again start from the front row and finish second to teammate Power as Team Penske claimed an historic 1-2-3 result. Although Castroneves’ IndyCar record of 11 consecutive seasons with a victory and a pole position came to an end in 2011, he added to his impressive resume of top-five finishes (100). He ranks among the top three active drivers with 25 career victories and he is positioned among the all-time IndyCar leaders in most wins from the pole (nine), pole positions (38) and career laps led (4,468) entering 2012.

Castroneves, who became the first driver to win back-to-back Indy 500s in his first two starts at the Brickyard in 2001 and 2002 and won the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” again in 2009, is known for his signature victory celebration of climbing the fence after taking the checkered flag. His great attitude, signature smile and his outbursts of unbridled enthusiasm make him one of the true stars of motorsports. These attributes have helped land him on the pages of some of the top publications in the world including People, Newsweek, TV Guide, Esquire and Maxim.

In 2007, Castroneves brought his incredible passion for life to a much wider audience when he competed on ABC’s hit television show, “Dancing with the Stars.” The combination of his charismatic personality, dedicated training and his dancing skills won him the hearts of millions of new fans and the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. He has since parlayed his foray in the entertainment world into working as an occasional correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight.” In the fall of 2010, Castroneves was invited back to the set of “Dancing with the Stars” to serve as a judge on the show after being voted as one of the top-10 best dances from the first 10 seasons of “DWTS.”

Castroneves’ celebrity status has afforded him an array of opportunities worldwide, the highlight of which came in 2004, when he had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a private audience with Pope John Paul II while visiting Vatican City. His collection of vehicles includes the 2001 Indianapolis 500 Pace Vehicle Oldsmobile Bravada; a 50th Anniversary Special Edition Chevrolet Corvette, which he received for winning the 2002 Indianapolis 500, and his latest addition – a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.

In May of 2010, Castroneves also released a popular book about his life and how he’s met its challenges. “Victory Road – The Ride of My Life” chronicled Castroneves’ dramatic rise to stardom and how he handled his high-profile tax case and his triumphant return to racing.

Castroneves enters the 2012 season once again ready to compete for the IZOD IndyCar Series championship for Team Penske and battle for a record-tying fourth Indy 500 victory. Castroneves, girlfriend Adriana Henao, and their daughter, Mikaella, reside in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

from:  http://www.penskeracing.com/drivers/index.cfm?did=2462

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Helio Castroneves was born on May 10th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helio_Castroneves

May 10th, 1975

May 10th

5 + 10 +2+0+1+2 = 20 = his personal year (from May 10th, 2012 to May 9th, 2013) = Sound judgement.

Judgement Tarot card

20 year + 5 (May) = 25 = his personal month (from May 10th, 2012 to June 9th, 2012) = Exciting.  Thrilling.

25 month + 27 (27th of the month on Sunday May 27th, 2012) = 52 = his personal day = Critics.

Queen of Swords Tarot card

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Sunday May 29th, 2011

A hundred years is a long time. How long? When the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race was first held in 1911, the RMS Titanicwas still under construction in Ireland, Orville and Wilbur Wright were touring the country and showing folks their newfangled “aeroplane,” and Yale University had America’s best college football program.

The racing machines that will tour the 2.5-mile rounded rectangle located at the crossroads of 16th Street and Georgetown Road in Speedway, Indiana during this year’s Indianapolis 500 are a long way removed from the Marmon Wasp that Ray Harroun drove to victory in the first Indy 500 at a whopping 74.602 mph average speed. By comparison, Canadian Alex Tagliani drove his No. 77 Bowers & Wilkins Dallara-Honda to the top spot in qualifying with a four-lap average speed of 227.472mph, which is fast enough for a commercial airliner to get airborne.

This year is the centennial of what is known (and trademarked) as the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, although not the 100th running of the event due to a hiatus brought on by World War II. The race is an annual American tradition that transcends the boundaries of its sport, much like the Kentucky Derby, the Super Bowl and the Masters. With 2011 being the 100th anniversary of the first race, race organizers expect an extra level of attention for the event to go along with over a quarter-million race fans in attendance – still the largest single-day sports gathering in the world.

Those extra eyes will have lucked into seeing some of the toughest competition the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has seen in decades. Although the tagline created for this year’s event – “The Most Important Race in History” – seems a little egregious, there is no doubt that it will be one of the most exciting and unpredictable Indy 500s in decades. The IZOD IndyCar Series, the sanctioning body that oversees the Indy 500, is overhauling the series’ race cars for 2012 with new bodies and new engines, meaning that there is a surplus of soon-to-be-obsolete 2011-vintage cars. That surfeit of machinery has opened the doors to a talent pool of drivers as deep as any All-Star team in any sport and closed the performance gap to mere fractions of a second.

Time trials for the Indy 500 were the ultimate proof of how razor-thin the margins were between success and failure. Tagliani’s four-lap average speed was only nine-hundredths of a second faster than New Zealand’s Scott Dixon, who will start in the middle of row one. Dixon actually ran out of fuel at the end of his fourth and final qualifying lap – proving that luck can be the residue of preparation.

For Tagliani, the pole win was doubly sweet, as it marked the first pole position at Indianapolis for Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Schmidt, a former IndyCar driver who was rendered a quadriplegic after a testing accident in 2000, has spent the intervening years balancing building a racing empire with dedicated philanthropy. With three cars bearing his stamp in the top-six qualifiers, Schmidt has emerged as a legitimate contender against the mighty Penske Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing powerhouse teams.

As is usual at Indianapolis, there were a myriad of other compelling human dramas that played out in qualifying: past Indy 500 winners Dan Wheldon and Buddy Rice qualifying in the first three rows in one-off efforts without full-season rides; local Hoosier favorite Ed Carpenter putting former driver Sarah Fisher’s machine into the Fast Nine qualifiers; defending Indy 500 and IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti running out of fuel on the third of his four qualifying laps; three-time race winner Helio Castroneves qualifying a dismal 16th; Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro qualifying a backup car in 23rd place on Pole Day, less than a day after a vicious practice crash that left her with second- and third-degree burns on her hands; fan favorite Paul Tracy defying an intensifying rainstorm and slipping and sliding his way to the fastest qualifying time of Bump Day; Briton Alex Lloyd putting it all on the line on the last of his three attempts and getting his Dale Coyne Racing car into the field.

Perhaps no drama was more intense during time trials than the one surrounding Andretti Autosport during last-chance Bump Day qualifying. With five cars attempting to make the field, only one of them – John Andretti, cousin of AA team owner Michael Andretti and racing in a one-off with NASCAR legend Richard Petty – qualified on Pole Day. During Bump Day, a rain delay threatened to send Danica Patrick home without a starting spot before the track was dried and she was able to put her car in the show. Mike Conway, who made international headlines with a horrifying late-race accident in the 2010 Indy 500, failed to make the race after winning the Grand Prix of Long Beach earlier this season. And Marco Andretti, grandson of Mario Andretti, had to bump his way into the field at the expense of teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay – forcing Andretti Autosport to resort to the controversial, though legal, fallback option of buying out 19th-place qualifier Bruno Junqueira’s race seat from A.J. Foyt to get Hunter-Reay and his sponsors back in the race.

What can be predicted for today’s running of the Indianapolis 500? Only that nothing is predictable. 100 years of history attest to the fact that nothing is decided until the twin checkers fly to end the race. Still, there are plenty of intriguing storylines to follow:

  • Can Helio Castroneves become the first foreign-born driver and only the fourth person in history to win four Indianapolis 500s?
  • Is this the year a female driver wins the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, with four women – Simona de Silvestro (23rd), Danica Patrick (26th), Pippa Mann (31st), and Ana Beatriz (32nd) – in the starting field?
  • Can Penske Racing and Andretti Autosport overcome their qualifying woes to challenge for the victory?
  • Will Sam Schmidt complete the Cinderella story and put one of his drivers’ faces on the Borg-Warner Trophy?
  • Is this the year a legacy driver – for instance, Marco Andretti or Graham Rahal – follows in his famous families’ footsteps to drink the milk in Victory Lane at Indianapolis?
  • Does a driver with diabetes – Charlie Kimball – have a shot to win the greatest single prize in American motorsports?
  • Will the new double-file restart rule – requiring cars to be lined up in two columns when returning to green-flag racing after a caution instead of single-file – cause issues on the racetrack?

As the hours, and minutes tick closer to the start of the 100th Indianapolis 500, so does the anticipation. On Sunday, people from around the world will descend on the famed Brickyard – enough to make the racetrack the second-largest city in Indiana – to share in the nostalgia and traditions, to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana,” and to watch thirty-three of the world’s top race car drivers take the green flag in eleven rows of three.

After that… who knows what will happen? No one knows – but the joy, as always, is in finding out.

from:  http://www.sbnation.com/2011/5/29/2193606/2011-indianapolis-500-preview-drivers-starting-grid-schedule

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The 1911 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, or International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, May 30, 1911.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1911_Indianapolis_500

May 30th, 1911

5 + 30 +1+9+1+1 = 47 = the Indy 500’s life lesson = what the Indy 500 is here to learn = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.

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May 30th, 1911

5 + 30 = 35 = the Indy 500’s core number = Perseverance.  Persistence.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Resilience.  Durability.  Outlast.  Continue.  Duration.  Distance.  Farthest.  Steady.  Stay.  Maintain.  Consistency.  Vigilance.  Preparations.  Ready.  Marathons.  Draining.  Grueling.  Exhaustion.  Dehydration.  Overdo.  Strain.

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May 30th, 1911

30 +1+9+1+1 = 42 = the Indy 500’s “secret” number = Everybody loves the Indy 500.

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May 30th, 1911

May 30th

5 + 30 +2+0+1+0 = 38 = the Indy 500’s personal year (from May 30th, 2010 to May 29th, 2011) = Emotional.

38 year + 4 (April) = 42 = the Indy 500’s personal month (from April 30th, 2011 to May 29th, 2011) = Everybody loves the Indy 500.

42 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 71 = the Indy 500’s personal day = Professional.  Well done.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Masterpiece.  Inspiring work.  Impressive.

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Dario Franchitti was born on May 19th, 1973 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Franchitti

May 19th, 1973

May 19th

5 + 19 +2+0+1+1 = 28 = his personal year (from May 19th, 2011 to May 18th, 2012) = Bold.  Daring.

28 year + 5 (May) = 33 = his personal month (from May 19th, 2011 to June 18th, 2012) = Defending champion.

33 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 62 = his personal day = Dealing with restrictions.  Penalty.  Opposition.  Blocked.  Blocking.

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Scott Dixon was born on July 22nd, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Dixon

July 22nd, 1980

July 22nd

7 + 22 +2+0+1+0 = 32 = his personal year (from July 22nd, 2010 to July 21st, 2011) = Top 10.

32 year + 5 (May) = 37 = his personal month (from May 22nd, 2011 to June 21st, 2011) = Heartfelt.

37 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 66 = his personal day = Overcoming fear of failure.

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Alex Tagliani was born on October 18th, 1972 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Tagliani

October 18th, 1972

October 18th

10 + 18 +2+0+1+0 = 31 = his personal year (from October 18th, 2010 to October 17th, 2011) = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Personal best.  Rising to the challenge.

31 year + 5 (May) = 36 = his personal month (from May 18th, 2011 to June 17th, 2011) = Crushed.

36 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 65 = his personal day = Calculating.  Miscalculating.

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Hélio Castroneves was born on May 10th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9lio_Castroneves

May 10th, 1975

May 10th

5 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 19 = his personal year (from May 10th, 2011 to May 9th, 2012) = Proud of his hard earned success.  Accomplishment.

19 year + 5 (May) = 24 = his personal month (from May 10th, 2011 to June 9th, 2011) = Dominating.  Taking charge.

24 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 53 = his personal day = Having a warrior spirit.

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Will Power was born on March 1st, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Power

March 1st, 1981

March 1st

3 + 1 +2+0+1+1 = 8 = his personal year (from Match 1st, 2011 to March 1st, 2012) = Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.

8 year + 5 (May) = 13 = his personal month for May = Personal growth & development.  Major changes.

13 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 42 = his personal day = Everybody loves Will Power.

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Dan Wheldon was born on June 22nd, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Wheldon

June 22nd, 1978

June 22nd

6 + 22 +2+0+1+0 = 31 = his personal year (from June 22nd, 2010 to June 21st, 2011) = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Personal best.  Rising to the challenge.

31 year + 5 (May) = 36 = his personal month (from May 22nd, 2011 to June 21st, 2011) = Managing.

36 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 65 = his personal day = Worldly success.  Making it big time.  Show me the money.  Calculating.  Miscalculating.

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Ed Carpenter was born on March 3rd, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Carpenter_(racing_driver)

March 3rd, 1981

March 3rd

3 + 3 +2+0+1+1 = 10 = his personal year (from March 3rd, 2011 to March 2nd, 2012) = Go with the flow.  Opportunity knocks.  Seize the opportunity.  Window of opportunity.  There is a time and place for everything.  Take your chances.  Things fall into place.  Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice.  When luck offers a finger, one must take the whole hand.  You’ll never know your luck ’til the wheel stops.  What’s bad luck for one is good luck for another.  A turn for the better/worse.  Ups and downs.  You win some, you lose some.  Twist of fate.  Reversal of fortune.

10 year + 5 (May) = 15 = his personal month (from May 3rd, 2011 to June 2nd, 2011) = Commercials.  Ads.  Sponsors.  Hype.

15 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 44 = his personal day = It is what it is.  How it is.  The situation.  Right here, right now.  In the moment.  In the zone.

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J. R. Hildebrand was born on January 3rd, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._Hildebrand

January 3rd, 1988

January 3rd

1 + 3 +2+0+1+1 = 8 = his personal year (from January 3rd, 2011 to January 2nd, 2012) = Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.

8 year + 5 (May) = 13 = his personal month (from May 3rd, 2011 to June 2nd, 2011) = Personal growth & development.  Major changes.

13 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 42 = his personal day = Everybody loves J. R. Hildebrand.

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