Breaking News
More () »

Milk and Cookies: Underwear matters and favorite songs for IndyCar drivers

Dave traveled to Austin, Texas to chat with the drivers before the pandemic hit.

AUSTIN, Texas — If anyone can get an IndyCar champion to bust out a bit of his favorite hip-hop song, it’s Dave Calabro. 

Before the pandemic delayed the start of the racing season and made social-distancing a consideration, Dave traveled to Austin, Texas to chat with the drivers. Instead of just the regular media interview, Dave brought along some milk and cookies for the chat.

Favorite song

Dave: Name your favorite song.

2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon: Vanilla Ice. "Ice Ice Baby."

Dave: Can you sing it?

Dixon: Uhhhh… "Stop collaborate and listen. Ice is back with a brand new addition." And then you know the rest…

Dave: You are a gamer!

Most embarrassing moment

Dave: Most embarrassing moment in your life?

Indianapolis native and driver for Ed Carpenter Racing Connor Daly: Catching on fire before the green flag at the Indy 500. It wasn't great. 

Not a good real world driver

Dave: Which other driver would you not ride in a car with? And, why?

2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi: Marco [Andretti]

Zionsville resident and driver for Andretti Autosport Zach Veach: Marco Andretti

Colton Herta, Driver for Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport: Marco Andretti

Two-time IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden: Marco scares the crap out of me.

2014 Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay: Yeah, Marco drives like a nut. Outside of his house they actually changed the speed limit.

Rossi: He has to get from point A to point B faster and more illegal than the next person.


Dave: And are you superstitious?

Graham Rahal, Indianapolis resident and driver for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing: I'm not that superstitious. The only thing I do every time is get in from the left side of the car.

Dave: See, I've had guys here that are talking about they got certain underwear they wear.

Rahal: There’s certain underwear I definitely won't wear.

Dave: Really?

Rahal: Oh yeah. I’ve had some bad luck in underwear.

Dave: See, I never dreamed I'd be standing here in a race suit talking about underwear with a race car driver. It’s a thing.

Rahal: It’s a really important part of it.

Food to binge eat

Dave: I know you're a fitness freak, but when you don't care...off-season...what are you going to pig out on?

2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan: Ice cream. All day long. But it’s not like, “Oh, I’m gonna have a scoop.” If you're gonna have it, it’s the full jar. Right? We’re having it.

Dave: If you’re gonna go there, go there.

Kanaan: What is the fun? I’m gonna eat half of the cookie? No, No. You’re gonna eat the cookie, man. Order the whole thing.

Paid Advertisement

Before You Leave, Check This Out