Helio Castroneves is 46. He did not race sports cars full-time until 2018, when he was moved from IndyCar to the Acura ARX-05 factory program before he felt he was ready to move on. Last May, he proved the great Roger Penske wrong by winning an Indianapolis 500 with Meyer Shank Racing. Just seven months later, he’s proven Penske’s belief that Castroneves would be a sports car star correct with a race-winning drive at Daytona. Also for Meyer Shank Racing.
It is Acura’s second straight win in the Rolex 24, the key race that had eluded them in three years of running as factory partners with Team Penske. When Penske moved on to Porsche two years ahead of their first season actually racing together, Acura moved on to an innovative solution of two semi-factory cars: Two one-car entries. The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura won Daytona last year. This year, it was the Meyer Shank Racing team’s turn. Castroneves played a part in both wins.
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