Pardon the Indy-ruption

Posted by Iannucci | 6/06/2007 | 5 comments »
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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?”

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.”
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.
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.

5 comments

  1. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // June 06, 2007 10:20 AM  

    Where did that poster come from? Are you serious?

    I am so two-faced. Double standard - raising my hand. Yes, that's me. If two NBA players were behaving like this I would be saying, "Suspend them all!" But since it's Dan and Danica and the IRL I'm like, "MORE MORE MORE!"

  2. pressdog // June 06, 2007 10:26 AM  

    Eddie Gossage, the big boss at TMS, probably wet himself when he saw the shoving. He's ON FIRE about it. About as subtle as a two-by-four, which is why TMS always sells seats for their race.

  3. Joe // June 06, 2007 3:10 PM  

    Danica was too busy to be on PTI today herself. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

  4. motochik // June 06, 2007 4:03 PM  

    Dan looks really geeky in that suit!

  5. Kitty Killy & Dale Nixon // June 06, 2007 4:14 PM  

    some day Danica will win A RACE in A CAR.

    I mean, c'mon, even Charo, err, Milka has done that...

    For those keeping score at home;

    Danica's Friends:
    ummm, maybe Marco?

    Danica's Neutrals:
    Milka
    Hornish

    People in other cars/teams that she has had run ins with/run into/accused of failing to yield to her superior racing skills:
    TK
    Wheldon
    Simmons
    Rice
    Carpenter
    Helio
    Dario
    Schekter
    Roth