I'm too sexy for my car

Posted by Iannucci | 11/16/2007 | 5 comments »
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Via a Press Release from Castroneves Racing:


Two-time Indianapolis 500 Winner Helio Castroneves is featured in People Magazine's Annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue available at newsstands now. Joining the ranks of other celebrities including Matt Damon, Patrick Dempsey and Brad Pitt; Castroneves is touted as the "Sexiest Speed Demon" and is making his second appearance in this special issue.

"It's such an honor to be a part of the 'Sexiest Man Alive' issue," said Castroneves. "I can't tell you what a compliment it is to be thought of as sexy. I understand that my role on 'Dancing with the Stars' has gotten me noticed by an entirely new audience, but it's also nice to know that going 200 mph for a living is also considered a glamorous job. It's fun to be recognized not only for my career racing cars, but also my moves on the dance floor!"

The 32 year-old Brazilian is no stranger to gracing the pages of this illustrious issue. In 2001, he was named "Sexiest Racecar Driver" as he was featured among celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan, John Stamos and Ben Stiller in People Magazine's annual issue dedicated to men.
And now I will shamelessly link to Helio's profile in People Magazine, which Dan Wheldon has no doubt already read while seething with jealousy.


  1. Anonymous // November 16, 2007 10:14 AM  

    which Dan Wheldon has no doubt already read while seething with jealousy

    Hey, it's Danny-Boy's fault that he can't dance.

  2. Anonymous // November 16, 2007 10:10 PM  

    Helio doesn't do sexy for me. He's charming, yeah, but too goofy.

    I have a "thing" for Dan but I can't say that I would call him sexy either, which is kinda strange.

    Of all former and current IRL drivers since I became a fan, Herta is the only one I'd say was sexy.

    To each their own...

  3. Puretone Audio // November 18, 2007 3:26 PM  

    Helio still talks like the Count from Sesame Street with a Brazilian accent.

  4. Jennifer Coomer // November 18, 2007 7:06 PM  

    If anyone is still wanting to deny the reach of Helio being on this little show ... well ...

  5. Anonymous // November 23, 2007 9:58 PM  

    Helio doesn't do it for me, I guess it depends on your definition of "Sexy" is though. Helio's overly smiley nature is a big turn off, like he's always putting on an act trying to fool people with a big grin, and we've seen Helio when he gets angry. I haven't even seen Dancing with the Stars, yet I dread knowing I'll have to hear about it all next season.

    I'm glad Dan's not on a Dancing show. Makes me like him more. I've been a fan of Dan's since 1999, and it's pretty clear his main passion in life is Racing, and he wants to be remembered for that and not for Dancing or something silly like that.

    FTR: I think Hideki is pretty sexy, gotta love those ears. :D