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Castroneves to join Dancing With The Stars Tour
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will join the "Dancing With The Stars Tour" this winter making seven appearances along with his professional dance partner Julianne Hough.

Castroneves, who teamed with Hough to win the fifth season of the celebrity dance competition, will perform at shows beginning Jan. 18 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

“After the show ended, I began preparations for the 2008 IndyCar Series season and even a chance to get back in a race car. But I realized that I’ve got one more week of the quickstep and that infamous yellow suit left in me,” Castroneves said . “I can’t wait to hit the road with Julianne and the entire cast – and perform live for our fans -- without the judges this time.”

Castroneves will also appear in three markets that host IndyCar Series events in addition to Indianapolis – Nashville, Tenn. (Jan. 19), Tampa, Fla. (Jan. 21) and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Jan. 23). He will also appear in Jacksonville, Fla., (Jan. 22), Providence, R.I. (Feb. 9) and Philadelphia (Feb. 10).

"A number of our tracks helped spread the word that Helio needed votes when he was on the show," said Terry Angstadt, president of the Indy Racing League's commercial division. "This is a great opportunity for a few lucky promoters to link Helio to their own events when he's in their area."

The third Dancing with the Stars tour kicks off Dec. 18 in Seattle and will hit 38 cities throughout North America before taking a final bow in Philadelphia on Feb. 10.
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