How 'chess master' Castroneves cemented his Indy legend status
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How 'chess master' Castroneves cemented his Indy legend status

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Helio Castroneves joined AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears with the most Indianapolis 500 wins after sweeping around the outside of Alex Palou on the penultimate lap in a thrilling climax. In one race, he validated Michael Shank's and Jim Meyer's faith in him, and Helio himself discovered there's life after Penske after all.

Twelve years after his third Indianapolis 500 victory, Helio Castroneves won his fourth and joined AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears in an exclusive club. No one has conquered the Memorial Day Weekend classic at Indianapolis Motor Speedway more times.

The round-numbered anniversaries lay thick on the ground – it was 60 years since Foyt's first, 50 years since Unser's second, 30 years since Mears' fourth and 20 years since Castroneves' first. It was also 10 years since a part-timer in a part-time entry – Dan Wheldon for Bryan Herta Autosport – had won America's greatest motor race.

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