Helio Claims Third 'Indy 500' Victory

May 24 2009, Published 10:55 a.m. ET

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Helio Castroneves may be a Dancing fool, but his career hat trick comes on the race track.

The DWTS hunk claimed his third victory in the Indy 500 Sunday, joining only  a handful of drivers to claim the title.

The emotional victor thanked fans, sponsors and family for "giving me my life back."

Fellow DWTS Mark Ballas was in the crowd rooting him on, while fellow driver and It Girl Danica Patrick came in third place.

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The victory is certainly sweet for Castroneves, as he was just cleared of $2.3 million tax evasion charges. Reports say his entire family was waiting in the pit as he finished his winning lap.

(Photo: Landov)



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