SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Dave Calabro served up some milk and cookies to get this year’s Indy 500 drivers to open up about which three historical figures they’d invite to a small dinner party of their personal "front row."
Dave also wants to know which driver can do the most push-ups. (There is great agreement about who wins that bet and who does NOT.)
Plus, find out what pandemic hobbies the drivers picked up to keep their engines revving.
JOSEF NEWGARDEN: Just, you know, nesting. Nesting has been my hobby. Trying to get everything ready, which is not easy.
SCOTT DIXON: Juggling. I did work on my juggling skills.
DAVE: Wait, can you juggle?
SCOTT: A little bit. You know, I’m still learning on the three balls. I haven’t graduated to four.
ALEXANDER ROSSI: How to fly an airplane.
ALEXANDER: Yeah. I got my pilot’s license.
CONOR DALY: Streaming. Yeah, I played a lot of video games. Streaming on Twitch. Tried to do a lot of online motor sport and online competitions. So, that was it.
TAKUMA SATO: Tidy up gardening.
DAVE: What kind of gardening?
TAKUMA: (laughs) Just said tidy up.
DAVE: Oh, tidy up. Tidy up your garden.
DAVID MALUKAS: I actually recently got into coding, like programming and stuff. That’s been interesting.
Dinner party guests from history
ÁLEX PALOU: I would pick Elon Musk. I would pick The Rock. I would pick Tom Holland.
DAVE: I don’t know Tom Holland.
ÁLEX: He’s Spiderman.
DAVE: Oh, Spiderman. Oh, okay. See, I’m old.
CALLUM ILOTT: Muhammad Ali.
DAVE: Oh, good choice.
CALLUM: To be fair, I would do Mike Tyson, as well. And maybe Ghandi. Somehow…
DAVE: Oh, that’s..
CALLUM: Be a bit spiritual.
TONY KANAAN: I would invite Michael Jordan. AJ Foyt just for the fun of it. I’m picking sports, okay?
TONY: And probably Peyton Manning.
DAVE: There you go. That’d be a fun dinner party.
Who can do the most push-ups?
PATO O'WARD: Probably Josef.
KYLE KIRKWOOD: Uh, Josef Newgarden.
RINUS VEEKAY: I think Josef.
TONY: I would say Josef.
DAVE: You couldn’t beat Josef in push-ups?
TONY: No, I… am I including myself?!?
TONY: Oh, yeah. Me. Ppft!
MARCUS ERICSSON: Newgarden.
ROMAIN GROSJEAN: Oh, Josef Newgarden.
WILL POWER: That’s a tough one.
DAVE: Lots of people said Newgarden.
WILL: Yeah. I reckon I could probably beat him in push-ups.
DAVE: You think so?
WILL: I reckon I could.
DAVE: I like that.
JOSEF NEWGARDEN: Oh, definitely me.
DAVE: You would dominate?
JOSEF: I think so.
DAVE: Will Power was telling me he could give you a run.
JOSEF: Will Power one year told me he could do 400 pushups in a row….
ALEXANDER: Definitely not Will Power because he tried last year and couldn’t do it. Yeah, he couldn’t back it up. Definitely not.