Brings back memories of this photo, when the morning show took part in the two-seater ride around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At a mere 180 miles per hour. I’m sure the person who followed me asked for a different racing suit.
Indy 500 fans, here is a list of the top ten things overheard during the month of May.
Danica Patrick saying if she wins the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, she won’t do the traditional pouring of the milk over her head. Why? The hair. She’s got more of it.
Grand Marshal of the 500 parade Dick Vitale saying it’s hard not to cheer for Ellio Castroneves, a previous two-time winner of the Indy 500. But, he’s also cheering for Danica Patrick, whom he calls a ‘superstar.’
Marco Andretti saying he will sport the hair product for the race today. He wears Aveda, for those who are curious.
Sara Fisher saying ‘Ooh Baby’ when we asked what her car would say if it could speak.
Dan Wheldon admitting to frequent trips to Starbucks, where he loves their tea…and coffee. Does he get recognized often? In Indy, yes. Otherwise, not too much.
Racing legend Mario Andretti showing WTHR’s Rich Nye’s mom some love, wishing her a happy birthday. ‘Have a wonderful day, Sue,’ he shouted into the camera from the garage.
Helio Castroneves saying he ‘will never complain about a bad day again’ after being cleared of all charges in his tax evasion trial.
A t-shirt vendor outside the track saying it is the worst crowd they have seen in ten years.
A.J. Foyt IV, who dates Colts owner Jim Irsay’s daughter, saying he and his fiancee’ dined with Irsay and Foyt’s grandfather at St. Elmo’s steakhouse. Who bought? Irsay.
Richard Petty telling a reporter that he couldn’t devour his hot dog because it was too warm.
And that’s ten.