Updated: Monday, 25 May 2009, 12:56 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 25 May 2009, 12:40 PM EDT
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) - A rainy Monday has not dampened Helio Castroneves' mood, but it
did change his morning plans.
The Indy 500 champ traditionally is photographed at the yard of bricks the morning after the race. But, turbulent skies forced speedway planners to move the photo shoot inside.
Castroneves didn't seem to mind the weather at all. He said the photo shoot wherever it is, lets him enjoy all the spoils of victory at once.
"The pictures especially in the car with the trophy with the family and the friends and the team especially," Castroneves said.
Photographers put Castroneves through his paces; from solo shots heavy on reflectors, to side-by-sides with sponsors, to the full pics with car, trophy, wreath and team.
"I did about 5 hours, but I'm feeling fantastic. I'm feeling great and obviously you've gotta enjoy every minute of it. Sleep? You can sleep later. You always gotta enjoy the moment," said Castroneves. "I woke up pretty early about 7 o'clock without the alarm clock. I was like I don't think I have to race, but I do have to go back to the racetrack. Today is one of the days you really want to go back."
Castroneves' schedule does not ease up any time soon. The near future holds talk shows, countless more cameras, and autographs whenever he can.
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