Top 10 IndyCar Driver of the Year 2013: 4. Helio Castroneves

Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil Birthdate: May 10, 1975 Team: Team Penske 2013 starts: 19 Poles: 1 Wins: 1 Top 5: 6 Top 10: 16 Championship points: 550 Championship position: 2nd Crash.net IndyCar Driver of 2011 position: 19th Crash.net IndyCar Driver of 2012 position: 6th

Season summary:

So near and yet so far: once again, Helio Castroneves comes away from a season of IndyCar without the title. It's amazing to think that the popular and ebullient Brazilian has never won a championship to go with those three Indy 500 victories. He came so close this season, and he would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for that meddling double-header weekend at Houston. That's when gearbox problems in both races cost him his lead in the points going into the season finale at Fontana, during which Scott Dixon did enough to clinch the title despite a gritty run by Helio to sixth place on the night.

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Top 10 IndyCar Driver of the Year 2013 results so far:

5. Simon Pagenaud
6. Dario Franchitti
7. Justin Wilson
8. Charlie Kimball
9. Simona de Silvestro
10. Ryan Hunter-Reay

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