INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves is taking his sweet time getting his mind around the spoils of winning his fourth Indianapolis 500.
Such as pouring red-hot liquid bronze into a mold for two bricks chiseled with his name, one of which will be placed on hallowed ground: the Yard of Bricks start/finish line of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Or the chance to talk and laugh with A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears, the only other drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 four times.
For Castroneves, that carried special meaning beyond the brotherhood of racing.
The Brazilian driver’s fourth Indy 500 victory two months ago took 12 years to achieve, and the reality of being mentioned alongside the drivers he idolizes still has him pinching himself.
“Every time I’m with them,