More fun and excitement leading into this weekend’s race in Texas, as yesterday Dan Wheldon appeared on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption. This show is often a shoutfest, but the hosts graciously gave Wheldon “Five good minutes” to talk about his interaction with the Danica Patrick.
You can listen to the audio of the program here, although the Well Done one doesn’t get air until just before the 12 minute mark. Be sure to note how Dan totally fakes a British accent, snidely referring to Mrs Hospenthal as “Danicker”...oh wait, he IS British? Why didn’t anyone tell me this?
Seriously though, toward the end of the interview one of the hosts got a little giddy at the possibility of a more violent conflict. Maybe he’s seen Raging Bull too many times, but Tony Kornheiser lowered his voice, slowed his tempo and asked with all the seriousness he could muster...
Kornheiser: “If that was a guy that had shoved you, would there have been a fight?”Texas Motor Speedway would like to send their thanks to Dan for doing his part in helping to promote their upcoming Rumble at the Speedway.
Wheldon: “Well, I certainly would have pushed him back. I mean, I’m not the biggest of guys but I’m not gonna let anyone push me around like that.”
Especially since Dan concluded the interview with “We’ve got some local boxers in town, so I’m going to do some training just in case.”
Dan Wheldon – driving fast, selling tickets faster.
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