Andre first jumped in a kart at the age of seven, beginning what was then a hobby by competing in the local karting scene. He began to compete head-to-head against some of the best karting drivers in the nation at the age of thirteen, learning valuable lessons in race craft and discipline along the way.
Andre began his competitive car racing career in late 2015 during the Skip Barber Karts to Cars Shootout, earning a career advancement scholarship to compete the 2016 Skip Barber Championship Series. His performances in the Skip Barber championship attracted the attention of Jeremy Shaw, who invited him to participate in the Team USA Scholarship selection process – Andre advanced to the finalist stage of the competition, receiving coaching from Indy 500 champ Gil de Ferran and learning from IndyCar’s industry leaders along the way.
After a brief stint in USF2000 which saw Andre achieve two top tens in two weekends, Andre returned to competition in Colombia’s 2018 3 Hours of Bogota, achieving a class victory. He turned to NASCAR in 2019 after being selected for the Whelen Euro Series Drivers Recruitment Program, achieving four podium finishes, one pole position, and two Rookie Trophy wins. Andre returned to USF2000 on a part-time basis in 2021, earning three top-ten finishes with a best of eighth in St. Petersburg, which once again got him nominated for the Team USA Scholarship. He proceeded to win the award five years after his first nomination, representing Team USA over several weeks in England, where he claimed a podium finish in the world’s most prestigious Formula Ford 1600 race, the Formula Ford Festival.
2022 sees Andre tackling the Road to Indy’s inaugural USF Juniors presented by Cooper Tires season for International Motorsport. He is currently in fifth place in the standings after earning the team’s first ever podium in car racing. This strong start to the season earned him the opportunity from Al Unser Jr. to close out the F4 US Championship driving for Future Star Racing.
- Birthdate: January 6, 1999
- Hometown: New York, NY
- Hobbies: Acting, Cycling, Sim Racing, Karting
- Favorite Track: Road America
- Games: iRacing, Rocket League, FIFA
Andre Castro ‘Chases Perfection’ as Racecar Driver on the Rise — the University Of Chicago, October 21, 2022.