Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Dancing with the Stars alum, Haute 100 Miami member, and talented race car driver Helio Castroneves is the latest of the drivers to sign up for October’s Gold Coast 600 V8 Supercar race at Surfers Paradise, Australia, and will be racing one of Stone Brothers Racing’s cars. The 36-year-old will share one of the team’s Ford Falcons with Tim Slade for the event, in which it is required that every team must run at least one international driver.
Castroneves is no stranger to Surfers Paradise, and in fact, seems to enjoy the locale very much. He comments, “You never have to ask me twice about racing on the Gold Coast.” He has competed at Surfers Paradise five times in Champ Car and IndyCar, and has also raced V8s there last year.
“I have to thank [IndyCar team boss] Roger [Penske] and everyone at Team Penske for giving me the chance to come back down to Surfers Paradise,” adds Castroneves. “Hopefully we can get a few more IndyCar wins under our belt before I get down there in October.”
Other notable racers who have already signed up for the anticipated race, set to take place from October 21-23 this year, include Castroneves’ Penske IndyCar teammates Will Power and Ryan Briscoe, Indy 500 pole sitter Alex Tagliani, and touring car legends Andy Priaulx and Fabrizio Giovanardi.
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