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SPARTA, Ky., July 31 (UPI) -- Indy Racing League officials announced Friday the series will conduct races for the first time next year in Brazil and Birmingham, Ala.
Castroneves wins his 3rd Indianapolis 500

Castroneves wins his 3rd Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 24 (UPI) -- Pole-winner Helio Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 auto race Sunday for the third time, nearly 2 seconds ahead of Dan Wheldon.

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SPARTA, Ky., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon passed Helio Castroneves on the last turn of the final lap to win Saturday's Meijer Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway.

Scott Dixon grabs Indy 300 pole position

SPARTA, Ky., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon grabbed the pole position Friday for the Indy Racing League's Meijer Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway.

Scott Dixon wins Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 (UPI) -- New Zealand's Scott Dixon captured Sunday's 92nd Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis by 1.7498 seconds over Vitor Meira of Brazil.

Mini collectible racing helmets recalled

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the nationwide recall Wednesday of Chinese-made collectible mini helmets due to a health risk.

Marco Andretti wins the latest IRL race

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Marco Andretti captured Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Calif.

Castroneves wins the latest IRL race

BROOKLYN, Mich., July 30 (UPI) -- Helio Castroneves captured Sunday's rain delayed Firestone Indy 400 at Brooklyn, Mich.

Scott Dixon wins Firestone Indy 200

LEBANON, Tenn., July 15 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won Saturday night's Firestone Indy 200 at the Nashville Superspeedway, finishing 0.1176 seconds ahead of Dan Wheldon.

Sam Hornish Jr. wins Indy Challenge

RICHMOND, Va., June 24 (UPI) -- Sam Hornish Jr. won Saturday night's SunTrust Indy Challenge at the Richmond International Raceway, finishing ahead of Vitor Meira.

Hornish Jr., Penske dominate at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, May 20 (UPI) -- Two-time IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. easily captured the pole Saturday for the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Kaanan wins IndyCar race at Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 3 (UPI) -- Tony Kanaan won the Argent Mortgage Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

Patrick takes pole at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 2 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick won the pole Saturday for the Argent Mortgage Indy 300 Sunday at Kansas City, Kan.

Wheldon wins his first Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 29 (UPI) -- Dan Wheldon outraced female challenger Danica Patrick Sunday to win the 89th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Wheldon wins first IndyCar road race

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 3 (UPI) -- Dan Wheldon won the first IndyCar road course event Sunday -- the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
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Vitor Meira
Vitor Meira sports a new sponsor for race day as final Carb Day practice concludes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN on May 26, 2006. Meira will start in the sixth position for the 90th Indianapolis 500. (UPI Photo/Todd Wagers)

Vitor Meira (born March 27, 1977 in Brasília, Brazil) is an auto racing driver currently competing in the IndyCar Series. He has twice finished second in the Indianapolis 500.

After participating in an open test for Panther Racing at Texas Motor Speedway in 2002, he made his IndyCar debut with Team Menard on August 11, 2002 at Kentucky Speedway. A little over a month later, Vitor won his first career pole at Texas Motor Speedway after just four starts, and finished in third place.

In 2003, Meira ran his first start of the year for Team Menard at the Indianapolis 500, where he finished 12th as a rookie. Meira then ran the next seven races in the #2 Johns Manville powered Dallara Chevrolet, until a practice crash at Kentucky Speedway sidelined him for the next three races. After recovering from his wrist injury he suffered at Kentucky, Vitor ran the final two races of the season.

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