Castroneves survives rugged month at Indianapolis but eager to join 4-time winner's club

Helio Castroneves has tried four times to join the Indianapolis 500's most exclusive club.

He's hoping a fifth will finally do the trick.

Earlier this month, the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner celebrated his 300th career start and his 40th birthday on the same weekend and at his favorite racing venue -- Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

No, this has not been a great month for the longtime Team Penske driver. He crashed in the first turn of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, was docked eight points for avoidable contact, went airborne in practice and never quite found the speed he expected to contend for the pole during last weekend's qualifying.

But Castroneves knows he can end all that frustration Sunday by scaling the fence and sipping the milk in victory lane.