Helio Castroneves to run NASCAR race? UPDATE

Update: Adam Stern from Sports Business Journal reports that a deal is getting closer for Hélio Castroneves to compete in next year’s Daytona 500.Trackhouse Racing’s PROJECT91 program and The Money Team Racing’s No. 50 Chevrolet are viable options for Castroneves, should he attempt to qualify for the Great American Race..@H3lio Castroneves is getting closer to a deal to race in the 2023 Daytona 500 plus several SRX races, per @HawkSMI.🔲 Teams said to have been in the running for Daytona are @TeamTrackhouse and @TMTRacing50. pic.twitter.com/JQwggFoxXb— Adam Stern (@A_S12) November 22, 2022Original Post (6-20-2022): Hélio Castroneves was not originally scheduled to compete in the Superstar Racing Experience opener at Five Flags Speedway on Saturday night but left with the trophy anyway.More importantly, the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner also left the Florida Gulf Coast with the promise of something else he has wanted for well over a decade … a NASCAR opportunity.Backstory: When Castroneves returned to full-time NTT IndyCar Series competition this spring, it meant he couldn‘t run the full SRX campaign, but new league CEO Donald Hawk really wanted to keep him in the mix as frequently as possible.So, they cut a deal in January: Run as many races as he could, and if Castroneves could win one of them, Hawk would call upon his vast NASCAR connections to get him in a car at Daytona in exchange.Deal.— Racing America —Just asked Don Hawk about what Helio said on TVWhen Hawk took over as SRX CEO, he made a deal with Helio, 'win a race, and I'll get you a ride at Daytona.'That's what he was alluding to.Hawk: "That was our deal; we're going to do it."Helio wasn't even scheduled for today— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverRA) June 19, 2022