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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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Birth Date: Sep, 24, 1981 Height: 5′ 7″ Primary Sponsor Team Penske
Birth Place: Sydney, Australia Weight: 148 lbs. Car: Dallara/Chevrolet
Residence: Mooresville, NC Race Engineer TBA

 

Biography

One of the most versatile and accomplished racers competing in motorsports, Ryan Briscoe enters the 2012 season with a new car number, but the same goals – winning the Indianapolis 500 and capturing the IZOD IndyCar Series championship for Team Penske.

With talent and experience on his side, the 30-year-old driver is certainly capable of accomplishing both of those monumental tasks this season in his new No. 2 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet. Few current drivers can claim to have the pedigree of Briscoe behind the wheel as he has experience driving Australian V8 Supercars, Grand-Am sports car prototypes, Le Mans sports car prototypes, Champ Cars, stock cars and A1GP and Formula One open-wheel machines.

The Sydney, Australia native enters his fifth season with Team Penske coming off a successful 2011 season in which he finished in sixth place. He put together one of his best performances early in the season at Long Beach, coming back from a starting position of 12th to lead the most laps and finish second. Briscoe earned another top-three finish the following race at Sao Paulo as he rose as high as fifth place in the points standings. His ability to be successful on an oval track was on display in Texas as he finished sixth and third, respectively, in the Firestone Twin 275s. Briscoe would go on to secure six more top -10 finishes on the season, bringing him to 10 total, including three consecutive results at Iowa, Toronto and Edmonton. He closed the 2011 season with top-10 finishes at New Hampshire and Kentucky and a third-place effort at Infineon Raceway as Team Penske swept the top three spots on the podium.

Briscoe finished in the top-five of the championship race three consecutive years from 2008-2010, including fifth-place finishes in 2008 and 2010 and a third-place effort in 2009.

In 2008 Briscoe joined the Team Penske IndyCar squad after a year competing for the organization’s winning sports car program. His season took off at The Milwaukee Mile where he earned his first IndyCar Series win and Penske Racing’s landmark 300th major race victory. The win had extra-special significance as it occurred at the same track where four-time Indianapolis 500 winner and Team Penske advisor, Rick Mears, scored his first win for the team in 1978.

Briscoe’s relationship with Penske Racing began after a remarkable comeback story. After enjoying a promising rookie IndyCar Series season with Target Chip Ganassi Racing in 2005, Briscoe’s career took a frightening turn when he was involved in a fiery crash at Chicagoland Speedway. After suffering numerous injuries in the spectacular accident, Briscoe was sidelined for the remainder of the season. He worked very hard to recover quickly from his injuries and his perseverance paved the way to Team Penske.

A watersports enthusiast, Briscoe enjoys waterskiing, wake boarding and wake surfing. He works out seven days a week, employing a triathlete’s regimen of running, biking, swimming and weight training. He speaks fluent Italian and loves sushi and Italian food.

Briscoe and his wife, Nicole – a host of ESPN’s NASCAR racing coverage – live in Mooresville, NC with their dogs, Sam and Charlie and their two cats, PK and Simba.

from:  http://www.penskeracing.com/drivers/index.cfm?did=2463

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Ryan Briscoe was born on September 24th, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Briscoe

September 24th, 1981

September 24th

9 + 24 +2+0+1+1 = 37 = his personal year (from September 24th, 2011 to September 23rd, 2012) = Putting his heart into it.

King of Cups Tarot card

37 year + 5 (May) = 42 = his personal month (from May 24th, 2012 to June 23rd, 2012) = Everybody loves Ryan.

Two of Cups Tarot card

42 month + 27 (27th of the month on Sunday May 27th, 2012) = 69 = his personal day = Making money.  Earning an income.

Ace of Pentacles Tarot card

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