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Castroneves focusing on Daytona 500 run – EAST AUTO NEWS

Castroneves focusing on Daytona 500 run


As a byproduct of profitable the season-opening SRX race final weekend in Florida, four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves may discover himself making an attempt to make the Daytona 500 grid subsequent yr.

Stemming from a promise by SRX CEO Don Hawk to seek for a NASCAR Cup seat for the Brazilian at its largest occasion as a reward for profitable his first SRX race, Castroneves says he’s all-in on making his inventory automotive debut if a crew is keen to offer the Indy legend a shot.

“It will be an incredible alternative,” the Meyer Shank Racing driver instructed RACER. “When Don and I had been discussing this yr’s SRX alternative, I stated, ‘Hey, are you able to make it occur if win an SRX race, can you discover me journey within the Daytona 500?’ like, ‘Deal!’

“So, wow. I’m so glad that we gained proper on the first race of the season in Pensacola with SRX, so he has loads of time now for him to do one thing.”

Castroneves tried to get former boss Roger Penske so as to add him to the crew’s Daytona 500 plans, however The Captain was unwilling to oblige.

“I drove for Workforce Penske for therefore a few years,” he added. “I bear in mind Roger stated, ‘No, no, no, no.’ I used to be like, ‘I wish to attempt!’”

As an avid fan of singer and Trackhouse Racing crew associate Pitbull, there won’t be a greater slot in NASCAR than for veteran Miami resident Castroneves to land in a 3rd Trackhouse entry.

“I like that, ‘Mr. 305,’ man,” he stated of Pitbull. “I’ve been within the 305 space for a very long time and I’m again once more. So wouldn’t it’s an ideal match? Let’s make a petition to for them to have me round.”

Castroneves focusing on Daytona 500 run – EAST AUTO NEWS
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