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|Long Climb Over, Castroneves Enjoys the Spoils
|INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Last year, Helio Castroneves wasn't sure if he'd be at the Brickyard or headed for a jail cell come the final Sunday in May. This year, the buildup to the Indianapolis 500 has come with less baggage for IndyCar's most successful driver.
Instead of worrying about his freedom, the defending champion is thinking only about racing: things like car set-up or how the speed-boosting "push-to-pass" button's introduction at Indy might affect his strategy.
And, of course, scoping out the perfect place to climb the fence if he gets his fourth victory. A win Sunday would put Castroneves in the elite company of four-time winners Rick Mears, Al Unser Sr. and A.J. Foyt.
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