Photo courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard
Photo courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Date of Birth: 6 January 1999
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Team: PK Carsport / Marko Stipp Motorsport
Debut Season: 2019
Starts: 9
Wins: 0
Podiums: 4
Poles: 1
Fastest Laps: 0


After 10 years of racing experience in karting where by his own admission it was difficult to earn strong results due to a considerable lack of seat time compared to his rivals, Andre Castro made his racing career debut in 2016 in the Skip Barber Racing Series, where he accumulated three wins, six poles, and 10 podiums in his debut racing season. Moving up to USF2000 in 2017 with Newman Wachs Racing, he unfortunately had to step away after just 4 races despite some promising results due to a lack of funding.

After sitting out for a year and adjusting to life in college as a student of University of Chicago, Castro made his first interaction to the Euro Series after he found out about the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Recruitment Program in the internet last year. After participating in both 2019 Recruitment Day testing sessions, he met Anthony Kumpen of PK Carsport, who would give Castro an opportunity to make his NASCAR Whelen Euro Series debut in the No. 24 Quatra Chevrolet Camaro for PK Carsport in the Elite 2 class.

Year-by-Year Statistics:

Season Class Car # Wins Podiums Top 5’s Top 10’s Points Pos.
2019 Elite 2 24 / 46 0 4 5 5 232 6th

2019 Race-by-Race Statistics:

Race Grid Pos Finish Pos Status Points
Valencia 1 3 24 Running (13)*
Valencia 2 2 2 Running 35
Franciacorta 1 3 22 DNF (Mechanical) 15
Franciacorta 2 2 2 Running 35
Brands Hatch 1 1 14 Running 23
Brands Hatch 2 4 2 Running 35
Most 1 3 3 Running 34
Most 2 3 19 Running 18
Venray 8 4 Running 37

* Points in brackets are not counted in the championship because of the best 8 out of the first 9 races rule.

Previous Career Accomplishments:

Previous Career Accomplishments are courtesy of Driver Database.