AUSTIN, Texas — Ever send a personal text to the wrong person? Find out who thought he was texting his girlfriend but ended up sending the message to a few hundred other people!
Dave gets personal with IndyCar’s champions and discovers who considered being a biochemist and who drives with his knees.
OK, so what we do is we ask people to send in questions, and we pick some of the worst ones.
If racing doesn't didn't work out as a job, what would you be doing right now if you weren’t a race car driver?
2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi:
Stand up comic. (silence)
Dave: You’d be homeless.
Rossi: That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever said!
Dave: I’m teasing.
Rossi: That's a great question. I always used to say that I’d be like, like a biochemist.
Rossi: I’m serious:
Dave: Seriously? Yeah. I could see that.
Rossi: Yeah. Because I always wanted… I love chemistry, and I love like the medical side of chemistry, but I never had the confidence to be a doctor.
Dave: You're the guy who set the curve for the rest of us, weren’t you?
Rossi: I tried.
Dave: Are you superstitious?
2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan: Ah...100 percent. I always put my left shoe first. I always get inside the car from the left side. And a couple other things.
Dave: Come on, what else?
Kanaan: I have a lucky underwear.
Dave: You wear the same underwear for every race?
Kanaan: Yeah. I pick one that I think is the winner. Well, obviously my 2013 underwear is gone by now.
Most embarrassing moment
Dave: Most embarrassing moment in your life?
2019 Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud: In my life?
Dave: Anything jump out at you?
Pagenaud: Yes. It was right after a race in Portland. My girlfriend at the time … We were messaging, and the conversation got a little heated, in a good way. I'm not gonna go into details.
And on the flip phone, I had group of messages, and I would send them results of the race, and I was doing that the same time she was sending me messages. So, I sent the message to her to about 350 people.
I didn't get many response back.
Bad real world driver
Dave talking with Scott Dixon: Which other driver would you not ride in a car with? I will say this, full disclosure, Tony Kanaan told me that he would not get in the car with you.
30 Minutes Earlier…
Tony Kanaan: Dixon.
Kanaan: Oh, yeah. He can drive a race car 100 percent better than anybody I've ever met. Cannot drive a car.
Back to Dave talking with Dixon...
Dixon: Yeah, and Dario would probably say the same, which I don't know why. I think it's because I'm never really paying attention. I'm always like talking and multi-tasking. You know, I use my knees a lot, which I think is probably illegal but the knees are handy to drive a car when you're eating and on the phone.
You’re probably not allowed to do that either.