Hunter-Reay's victory tour heads to TODAY, Wall Street
Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay's victory tour continued to "The TODAY Show" Tuesday morning, but his son continues to steal the spotlight.
One-year-old Ryden Hunter-Reay wore his now-famous mini firesuit on the show, an exact replica of the suit his dad wore in winning his first Indianapolis 500 Sunday afternoon.
"Obviously (Ryden) stole the show with the world's smallest race suit, and it's all to scale — every logo that's on my suit,'' Ryan told TODAY.
Hunter-Reay said he takes "a lot of pride" in his win on Memorial Day weekend. He was the first American driver to win the 500 since Sam Hornish Jr. edged out fellow American Marco Andretti in 2006 - the only Indy 500 finish closer than Hunter-Reay's win over Helio Castroneves Sunday.
"Memorial Day weekend, our servicemen and women were out there, and we wouldn't be able to do this great race if it weren't for them. I'm one of the few Americans in the sport. It's a very international sport, and I'm definitely proud to raise the stars and stripes."
Despite looking like a natural in his tiny driver's suit, Ryden's mom, Beccy, isn't sure she want's him following dad's footsteps.
"I hope he becomes a golfer," she joked with TODAY host Matt Lauer.
The Hunter-Reays continued their visit to New York city Tuesday morning by ringing the bell to open the New York Stock Exchange.