News & Multimedia

Indy Winner Castroneves Makes Room For Third 'Baby Borg' Trophy

Helio Castroneves rearranged the sterling silver trophies and mirrored globe multiple times on a shelf in the foyer of his Coral Gables, Fla., home in anticipation of a new "baby" joining the lineup.

On Jan. 13, the reigning Indianapolis 500 champion accepted his third BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy - affectionately known as the "Baby Borg" - from BorgWarner chairman and CEO Tim Manganello during a ceremony as part of the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. It'll nestle on the shelf over the weekend.

"They're like on a pedestal," Castroneves said of the 14-inch replica of the Borg-Warner Trophy that rests on a beveled black marble base inscribed with the winner's name and year of victory. "I have not only the 'Baby Borgs' but also the 'Dancing With The Stars' trophy. You gotta have that. It was a lot of hard work. It's a different sport but it's still a champion.

"I'll put them together and look at them every day. It's an unbelievable accomplishment."

Castroneves, who turns 35 on May 10, will attempt to join four-time Indy 500 winners A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears on May 30. Opening Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is May 15, with Pole Day scheduled for May 22.

 "My car number is three so getting the third Baby Borg it is a perfect fit," said Castroneves, who also won "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" in 2001 and '02. "But I don't want to stop right there."

Team owner Roger Penske and Penske Racing president Tim Cindric (also Castroneves' race strategist) received the BorgWarner Championship Team Owner's Trophy. Penske Racing team has recorded 15 Indianapolis 500 victories.

"Both Helio and Penske Racing are part of the select few champions who can showcase multiple Baby Borgs at home," Manganello said. "Winning the Indianapolis 500 is a tremendous feat. Winning repeat victories is exceptional achievement."

BorgWarner established the driver's trophy in 1988 to provide the driver with a personal keepsake of their Indianapolis 500 victory. In 1998, the company established the BorgWarner Championship Team Owner's Trophy as a companion. It also is a replica of the Borg-Warner Trophy but has a band of art-deco racing cars accentuated in gold to symbolize the importance of teamwork in the automotive business.

***

2010 Indy 500 tickets: Tickets for the 2010 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 30 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, are on sale now. Race Day ticket prices start at just $20.

Fans can order tickets online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, call the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or visit the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street. Online orders can be made at any time. Hours for phone orders and the ticket office are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
IMS
 
Indy Winner Castroneves Makes Room For Third 'Baby Borg' Trophy
Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves (above right) accepted his third BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy - affectionately known as the "Baby Borg" - from BorgWarner chairman and CEO Tim Manganello (above center) during a ceremony Jan. 13 as part of the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Team owner Roger Penske also received a "Baby Borg." Castroneves will aim for his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory on May 30 at IMS.
Read More
Related Media
Winning Bidder Will Drive 2011 Indy 500 Pace Car On Parade Lap
 
Winning Bidder Will Drive 2011 Indy 500 Pace Car On Parade Lap
A thrill of a lifetime awaits the winning bidder of the Barrett-Jackson auction Saturday, Jan. 22 for the special-edition Chevrolet Camaro Convertible that will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 2011 Indianapolis 500. The top bidder will have the opportunity to drive the car during a parade lap in front of the field of 33 starters shortly before the green flag flies at "The Most Important Race In History" on Sunday, May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Read More
IMS
 
A Day in the Life: Jeff Belskus, President and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Have you ever wondered what it is exactly that the "big-wigs" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway do all day? Personally, I like to picture them smoking cigars and putting golf balls into coffee mugs while they scream into speaker-phones (wearing big wigs).
Read More
Second Indy Win Sinks In As Franchitti Accepts 'Baby Borg'
 
Second Indy Win Sinks In As Franchitti Accepts 'Baby Borg'
2010 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti was presented his second "Baby Borg" -- the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy -- by Timothy Manganello, chirman and CEO of BorgWarner Inc. during the company's annual Indianapolis 500 celebration dinner Jan. 12 in Detroit.
Read More
A.J. Foyt, Kevin Cogan and the 1982 Indianapolis 500
 
A.J. Foyt, Kevin Cogan and the 1982 Indianapolis 500
Picture this: A.J. Foyt, more disgusted and perturbed than usual, hammering on his car in the pits during the middle of the 1982 Indianapolis 500 as the crowd roars with delight. For most race fans over the age of 40, it's an iconic moment in Indy history.
Read More
New Video Series Celebrates 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500
 
New Video Series Celebrates 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has launched a new video series on YouTube, celebrating the heroes and races of 100 years of the Indianapolis 500 as anticipation builds toward "The Most Important Race in History."
Read More
Items 1,561 - 1,565 of 1,712