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Castroneves on "Dancing with the Stars"UPDATE #2 Q: With you being on Dancing with the Stars, the different dancing there, what will be your forte? What are you strong in now?: HELIO CASTRONEVES: "I don't think I'm strong on anything on dancing right now. I thought Samba would be something that I might get away with it. But after three days of rehearsing, I can see that I need a lot of practice.
"But I have to say that it's extremely hard. You people that think you can dance, oh, boy, I mean, it is very difficult. Especially me, my sport is I'm sitting, and now you have to use a lot of balance. You have to use a lot of legs, especially like kind of a squat. We don't do that in racing.
"It is quite a big challenge for me. But, hey, I'm taking everything I can. I know I'm going to try to listen as much as I can to try. The problem is sometimes I do understand, but the problem is getting my body to do what I understand.
"It's been fun. I have to say I broke some laughs the last few days. Today was fun, as well. I just learned Mambo. If you see on TV how I'm dancing Mambo, you're going to be, 'Wow, I never saw Helio doing something like that.'"
08/29/07 This rumor is now 'fact' as two time Indy 500 winner, Helio Castroneves, was named one of the twelve new competitors for this season's "Dancing with the Stars" on Good Morning America today. Castroneves is a native of Brazil, home of the Samba and Lambada ballroom dances.
08/27/07 While the official ABC announcement won't be made until Wednesday on "Good Morning America," AutoRacing1.com hears that IRL driver Helio Castroneves will be one of the all-star cast on "Dancing with the Stars" this season.
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