Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves is dancing his way back to reality TV. ABC announced today that Castroneves will join the cast of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars for the show’s 15th season. Castroneves, the season-five champion, will compete against other past celebrity favorites of various ilk and levels of fame for the chance to hoist the Mirror Ball trophy. Among his competitors: Bristol Palin, Drew Lachey, Joey Fatone, Kirstie Alley, Apolo Anton Ohno, and Pamela Anderson.
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Back in 2007, Castroneves and his dance partner, Julianne Hough, beat out former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, Marie Osmond, and more for the disco-esque trophy (which isn’t made all that well, according to IM‘s 2008 cover story on Castroneves).
The IndyCar star tweeted today:
It’s official I’m going to be on @DancingABC wow!!
— Helio Castroneves (@h3lio) July 27, 2012
The new season of DWTS will premiere on Monday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m.
Photo of Castroneves at the Indianapolis Museum of Art by Tony Valainis