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FOXSports.com talks with IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves about his early struggles, the Indy 500 and more.
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Glover and I'm ready Sparage -- please be joined by IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves. And well first off happy belated birthday and he just turned 36. To celebrate. Well you know I have to I'll wake up very early in the morning the next day so I said you know lot that's taking it easy. I celebrate with my family -- and in my little -- data and -- good a friend guys you're defending his -- so I'll wind up just way out for dinner but. Because I had something to do went I didn't go to new York and that's wireless. I didn't go crazy or or wild. -- -- LA -- currently seventeenth in the overall IndyCar standings. Why do you think you've gotten off to such a slow start. Yeah I honestly. In LA in some areas it was a bad judgment that I am not making and out on there was unfortunately out. Some racing incidents you know also lobbed it you can't count -- those things certainly -- new rules with the double file restart. Helped you know for those mistakes -- happens and it just one of those things that done. You start so like. Five -- the 56 month. Without racing anything you just one of the lack of -- got in the car so unfortunately out. It happens but have not that we gonna go in new phase horrible phase really looking forward to to a get better in the championship but also this race is very important. Your teammate at Penske Racing will power is on top of the standings what's impressed you most about his start. You know especially the road course will seems to be a very. Impressive to put one lap together sometimes you know general course you might be fast in one -- some times school another one. But he was able to put an old that lap together and and he seems to be without any effort you know I just seem to be so -- so take credit for him offered a team as well. And now Ryan and it's just trust you we have a great two young guys. There to push me all the time and and I'm glad because the atmosphere is that a team is really really good so we hopefully we just move the number three group. Pop a little bit and that we're going to be had more -- Oh really Indianapolis 500 is always a great event but this year's race is extra special. As were celebrating the 100 anniversary of the Indy 500 you won the race three times what would it mean to you to win this year's 500. Well it's special dates and that's certainly would -- be a special feeling you know winning. Four times enjoying incredible legends you know Rick mears silence the scenery and AJ Foyt. When you talk about that it's it's incredible so -- I just I just gonna work four times hardest so that I can make I can't make that happen. -- it's been four years since you won Dancing With The Stars you still follow the Charlotte have so. What do you think will win the mirror ball trophy this year. Bob salute left fullback show it's kind of like it's -- in fact this year I already being there in the backstage kind of like seeing everybody. And I I I think it's great this year seems to be that. While my top five -- not going. Ford four. You know might might pick was for people up there so I feel that out. Chelsea might be done then there's battle won here with a better chance butts out Hines Ward he it seemed to be charismatic has the fans behind me he might not win this thing. I LL thanks so much for being with us and good luck in this year's Indy 500 don't forget foxsports.com -- -- covered brought your racing needs -- -- Sparage. Let's look at it.