Wednesday, August 29, 2007

yes! i'm going to go climb a fence.

The announcement came today! Helio will be on Dancing With the Stars and he’s partnered with returning champ, Julianne Hough.BY-THE-WAY, Helio is pronounced EL-e-O.

From ABC:

HELIO CASTRONEVES - The two-time Indianapolis 500 champion began the celebratory tradition of climbing the racetrack fence in 2001, racing for Team Penske. A native of Brazil, Castroneves is partner and owner of the NasrCastroneves racing team, which competes in the Brazilian Stock Car V8 Championship. He has amassed twelve wins and forty-nine top five finishes during his IndyCar career. Castroneves teams with reigning champ JULIANNE HOUGH, who returns for her sophomore season.

UPDATED:
Here is a video of the annoucment by ABC, who did not show a photo of Helio Castroneves. But instead showed a photo of 2007 Indy 500 Dario Franchitti. Nice ...

UPDATED AGAIN:
I am so confused. On the video I watched on-line yesterday there was a photo of Dario Franchitti shown on the video screen as they were talking about Helio (see photo above) . However, last night I watched the DWTS annoucement I recorded at home and I saw a picture of Helio and not Dario. Was the version on-line an early EST broadcasting? Did they re-broadcast with the corret photo Central time zone? Is Diane Sawyer messing with my mind?

3 comments:

Jeff Iannucci said...

You really should be more excited about this. :)

Helio should do well since Tony Kanaan isn't in the competition. Then it would be a mosh pit.

Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

it's excellent exposure for the league.

john said...

Looks like they've since corrected the photo on that announcement link. Way to bust them!