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Helio Castroneves talks about renewal, baby girls and dancing

March 23, 2010 |  8:57 pm

Izod IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves missed the first race of the season last year and made his season debut at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner was facing federal tax evasion charges at the start of the IndyCar Series season in 2009. He was acquitted of most of the charges the week of the Grand Prix of Long Beach; a remaining charge later was dropped.

Castroneves talked about how he went from a courtroom in Florida to the streets of Long Beach and prepared for the race. He finished seventh at Long Beach last year and went on to win the Indianapolis 500 and another race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Castroneves was in Los Angeles on Tuesday and talked about his return to racing in Long Beach, his new baby girl, Mikaella, and who he thinks will win this year's "Dancing With the Stars." Castroneves won "Dancing With the Stars" in 2007.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for more on Castroneves.

-- Tim Haddock