Painful Sports Video: Angry Helio Castroneves Attacks Race Official

This is definitely not a routine from “Dancing With the Stars!” Race driver Helio “”I’m Not That Short” Castroneves thought he had won an Indy car race in Edmonton this week, until learning he was black flagged on the final lap. Instead of sulking in his car, Castroneves charged the control tower and ended up grabbing a huge security guy by the lapels. The guard’s reaction is priceless. We’re resist the urge to make any jokes about midget racing.

Here’s more from Versus.com (video below):

Castroneves was the first to drive under the checkered flag but was penalized by Indy Racing League officials for blocking Team Penske teammate Will Power on a restart with three laps to go. That gave the victory to Scott Dixon when officials ruled Castroneves did not serve a drive-through penalty. Castroneves was so livid afterwards that he charged out of his car and went to the flagstand. When he was screaming at the starter, Team Penske president Tim Cindric and IndyCar Series chief of security Charles Burns tried to calm down Castroneves.

That is when the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner lost his cool completely and grabbed Burns by the shirt, screaming in his face, which is not a wise move because Burns is a former Unites States Marine and a former member of the Indiana State Police. Cindric then grabbed Castroneves after assaulting Burns, who had nothing to do with calling the penalty on the driver. Castroneves and Team Penske are not allowed to appeal the penalty because it was a “black flag” that he failed to serve.