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Posted by Iannucci | 10/18/2007 | 3 comments »
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“I think, definitely, NASCAR is the biggest motorsports series in America,” Castroneves said. “The popularity is huge. Drivers want to go and you want to take the challenge. Obviously, I’m dancing instead of going to NASCAR—it’s a different challenge. - Helio Castroneves (from Auto Racing Daily)
For those who haven't been following (a.k.a. race fans with dignity), Helio has danced his way into the final eight. Happy Feet is so focused on performing well on the show that he has postponed his wedding until January. Given the show’s propensity for hooking up dancers and “stars” romantically, let's hope the winter nuptials include the same bride-to-be.


  1. Jennifer Coomer // October 18, 2007 9:46 AM  

    "For those who haven't been following (a.k.a. race fans with dignity)". I resent this remark.

  2. Iannucci // October 18, 2007 9:56 AM  

    Hey, I've been following it as well, and if I'm watching a professional race car driver bounce around while grinning in a satin white suit then I'm counting myself as having checked my dignity at the door.

    Put it this way: photo-finishes, fly-overs, and "Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!" is part of the dignity of racing. Bruno what's-his-name emphatically calling someone a lynx on the dance floor - not so much in the dignity department.

    The show is entertaining, it's great exposure for Helio, but when his dance partner's outfit is "molting" then dignity has left the building.

  3. pressdog // October 18, 2007 1:32 PM  

    "For those who haven't been following (a.k.a. race fans with dignity)" That, ah, would be me.