CASTRONEVES EARNS THIRD WIN AS CAR OWNER AT SEASON FINALE
Helio Castroneves earned his third win as an owner of NasrCastroneves Racing when Hoover Orsi took the checkered flag at the Brazilian Stock Car V8 Championship season finale at Interlagos in Sao Paulo on November 27th. Orsi, who also won earlier this season at Londrina Parana and Interlagos, earned a third place finish in the Championship point standings, just 51 points from first place. Teammate Juliano Moro finished 26th in the in the Championship.
NasrCastroneves Racing is in its second year of competition in the Brazilian Stock Car V8 Championship. The cars are modified Chevrolet Astra's (a popular model in Brazil) and have similar specs to the cars that compete in the NASCAR Busch Series.
CASTRONEVES OPENS NEW BURGER KING RESTAURANT
Not only has Castroneves been busy at the racetrack in Brazil, he's also been working on his business interests. Two weeks ago, the 30 year-old Brazilian was in Rio de Janeiro to open his seventh Burger King restaurant at the Super Shopping Osasco mall. Last year, Castroneves teamed up with nine other colleagues to bring the global Burger King franchise to Brazil when they opened the nation's first Burger King at the Ibirapuera Mall in Sao Paulo.
Castroneves and his partners are planning to open a total of 50 stores over the next four years Burger King is now available in every country in Latin America.