2017 Helio Castroneves Signed Race Used Team Penske IMSA and IndyCar Gloves
Race-used Alpinestars gloves worn by Brazilian Hélio Castroneves during the 2017 IndyCar and IMSA SportsCar Championships.
During his illustrious career Hélio Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 four times: in 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2021. He won the 2021 24 Hours of Daytona with Wayne Taylor Racing, and was runner-up in the IndyCar Series Drivers’ Championship in 2002, 2008, 2013, and 2014. He also won the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2020.
He remained at Penske for the 2017 season, and began the year with his third successive pole position at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. He led the first 73 laps of the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix for fourth after winning pole. Castroneves began from a career-low 19th in the Indianapolis 500, moving through the field to finish second after a late race duel for the win with Takuma Sato. He earned his 50th pole position in the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America, and went on to lead 214 laps in his first victory in 54 races in the Iowa Corn 300. Castroneves finished no lower than eighth in the next five races, and entered the season’s final race, the Grand Prix of Sonoma 22 points behind championship leader and teammate Josef Newgarden and 19 behind Scott Dixon. He finished in fifth place in the race to be fourth overall in the Drivers’ Championship with 598 points.
The gloves are signed by Castroneves and come with a Certificate Of Authenticity.