Helio Castroneves wins Indy 500 for record-tying fourth time
Helio Castroneves drinks in winning the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mykal McEldowney/IndyStar via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Helio Castroneves wins Indy 500 for record-tying fourth time

Helio Castroneves beat Alex Palou to win his record-tying fourth Indy 500 title on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Brazilian then scaled the fence for his victory celebration in front of about 135,000 fans, the most spectators at a sporting event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Castroneves found himself in a duel with Palou, but he passed the Spaniard for good with two laps remaining and beat him by 0.4928 seconds to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears for the most Indy 500 wins ever.

He also joins Al Unser, Bobby Unser and Emerson Fittipaldi as the fourth driver to win the Indy 500 after turning 46 years old. 

Castroneves also won the race in 2001, 2002 and 2009. Waiting 12 years for another victory must have been tough, but still satisfying. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

More must-reads:

Customize Your Newsletter

+

Get the latest news and rumors, customized to your favorite sports and teams. Emailed daily. Always free!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.