AUSTIN, Texas — In February, before the days of social-distancing and masks, Dave Calabro packed up his milk jugs and cookies to head to Texas for some quality time with the IndyCar drivers.
Dave Calabro: What was the first car you drove on a regular basis when you got your license?
2018 Indy 500 winner Will Power: Was a VL Comodore.
Dave: Was that a cool car?
Power: It was a Chevy. It was a cool car for a young guy.
Dave: Did you pick up chicks in your new cool car?
Power: That's the sort of thing you do with that car.
Power: You would pick up chicks.
2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon: I had a Honda Prelude. It was red…had one light. It had the flip up lights, but only one, so it was a bit...you know...going along with one eye open.
Dave: Had a couple miles on it, right?
Dixon: Yeah, a couple hundred thousand.
Dave: Chick magnet car?
Dixon: Yeah, it was good for the ladies.
Dave: Yeah… Cool.
Dixon: Yeah. Can’t complaint.
Real world job
Dave: If racing didn't work out as a job, what would you be doing?
Zionsville resident and driver for Andretti Autosport Zach Veach: I would be a dirtbag. I would be living in my van rock climbing every single day. I…that's all I would do. I'd have no source of income. I would just…yeah.
Dave: You would be a dirtbag.
Veach: I would be a dirtbag.
Dave: I don't think we've had that answer. In all the time, we’ve been doing that. A dirtbag. I like that. I might do that next.
Veach: There you go.
Dave: Name your favorite song.
2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi: I don't know why this is the first one that came to mind, but I’m just going to say it – “Talladega.” Eric Church.
Rossi: It’s not my favorite song. I like it though.
Dave: You’re an Eric Church guy.
Rossi: I like Eric Church.
Dave: I didn’t think you would be a country music kind of guy.
Rossi: I’ve lived in Indiana for a while now.
Dave: So, you’re a transplant.
Rossi: Yeah. I...pretty much…
Dave: Can you sing any Eric Church songs?
Dave: Come on…
Rossi: Absolutely not.