SI: You started crawling up the chain-link fence three years ago in Detroit after winning your first CART race. What prompted that?
Castroneves: When I crossed the checkered flag for the first time, I was so happy and I wasn't thinking straight. Not that I think all the time straight, anyway. When I climbed the fence, it was a pure expression of emotion and happiness.
SI: Have you seen Spider-Man?
Castroneves: Yes, of course. I loved it. I have a poster from the director in my office with a note: "Thanks for letting us borrow the Spidey name."
SI: You've raced two times at Indianapolis and you've won both times. What's your secret?
Castroneves: Maybe I am smarter than the other guys, huh? It's just been a matter of being at the right time in the right place.
SI: Why does Brazil produce so many supermodels?
Castroneves: It must be the water. The women have fantastic good looks. They have everything in place. Right butt. Right breast. Right everything.
SI: Do you have any interest in trying out another circuit, be it Formula One or NASCAR?
Castroneves: I'm doing IROC, which is fun. If I have an opportunity for Formula One, why not?