Helio Castroneves “Forgot” To Pay $5M In Taxes

The only man to ever win both a reality ballroom dancing competition and the Indianapolis 500 is in a bit of hot water with the folks at the IRS. Indy Car/Tango star Helio Castroneves has neglected to pay more than $5 million of taxes that he’s owed the U.S. Government over the past four years, according to U.S. authorities.

Helio Castroneves

Castroneves has been indicted along with his sister and his attorney in what is being described as a “tax-evasion scheme,” according to the MIAMI HERALD. They’re expected to make court appearances tomorrow in Miami. I’m sure this will all be cleared up very soon. I mean, who doesn’t forget to pay $5 million every once in a while?

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Lack Of Funding Drives Franchitti Out of NASCAR

Dario Franchitti won’t be running around NASCAR tracks anytime soon, as the racer’s ownership group is permanently parking his vehicle.

Dario Franchitti NASCAR

The TENNESSEAN reports that team owner Chip Ganassi has pulled over Franchitti’s #40 car from further stock car competition. The biggest problem has been finding funding for Dario, ever since Coors Light belched out of its sponsorship of the car at the end of last season. Read more…

Ashley Judd’s Low-Cut Dress Dazzling At Daytona

David Newton of ESPN’S NASCAR blog dresses up news of Ashley Judd turning some heads at Daytona with her choice of pit row gear.

Ashley Judd low cut dress at Daytona

The actress appeared at qualifying on Sunday to show support for her husband, rookie NASCAR racer Dario Franchitti. But Ashley was showing little support of her own, as she pranced around the pits in a low-cut number adorned with tulips.

Judd’s choice of pit row apparel apparently goes against track clothing etiquette. Women are supposedly not allowed to wear dresses, tank tops or open-toed shoes, while guys can’t wear short pants or sandals. But NASCAR doesn’t seem to mind Ashley’s error.

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