IRL: Castroneves to be Honored

CASTRONEVES TO BE HONORED BY BRAZILIAN-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF FLORIDA On Friday night, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will be presented with the 2008 Annual Excellence Award from the Brazilian-American Chamber of ...

CASTRONEVES TO BE HONORED BY BRAZILIAN-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF FLORIDA

On Friday night, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will be presented with the 2008 Annual Excellence Award from the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF). Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and current "Dancing with the Stars" Champion, Castroneves will be receiving the award in recognition of his accomplishments both on the racetrack and the dance floor.

The BACCF Excellence Award was created in 1999 to be presented to outstanding, visionary and accomplished leaders recognized for their contributions to the growth and development of Brazilian- American business relations and partnerships. Castroneves is the youngest recipient to date. Past honorees include executives from Jet Blue Airways, FedEx Express, Varig Airlines, BankBoston International and Embraer and Formula 1World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi.

"I'm honored to be receiving this award," said Castroneves. "Not only is it fantastic to be recognized for my accomplishments; it's also wonderful to be thought of as a person who is bridging the gap between my native Brazil and my new home in Florida. I can tell you that this is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life and this award will always hold a special place in my heart."

-credit: pr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Emerson Fittipaldi