Written off as too old to race full-time, too old for a fourth Indianapolis 500 triumph, Helio Castroneves at long last joined that exclusive club at a popular victory for the old men.
Then Spiderman scaled the Indianapolis Motor Speedway weapon because of his trademark victory party at the biggest sporting event as the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Castroneves was not done yet.
At 46 and one of the earliest drivers in the field, he sprinted across the frontstretch of the speedway for a victory lap without a car for the 135,000 fans in attendance. He pumped his arms in the air and waved into the ecstatic audience, his explosion of emotional energy stopped every few feet by a flood of competitions that rushed on the track to congratulate Castroneves.
“I had been looking down and up’Who is the 06?'” Power told Castroneves at a victory . “You are a legend.”