Stay up late

Posted by Iannucci | 4/16/2008 | 4 comments »
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The Son of 'Stache is scheduled to appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" tonight. Rahal will talk not only about being 19-years-old (did you know that?) but also about the mouthful of title on his website that reads "youngest winner in major open-wheel racing".

Can't we just say "Youngest IndyCar winner ever?" Is that so wrong?

The show starts at 11:30 p.m. (ET) on CBS. Tune in to see if the names "Newman", "Haas" or "Lanigan" get mentioned at all.

4 comments

  1. Nancy // April 16, 2008 8:45 PM  

    Whew, thanks for the update...I checked your site at 11:38 pm...almost missed it! BTW, I'm typing with my knuckles...it's REALLY fun!

  2. Carrie // April 17, 2008 8:14 AM  

    Watched it. Not a knock against Graham but I'm thinking Dave just grabbed him up as filler for this lame show. Uma Thurman, Graham, some band I've never heard of and some ridiculous skits. Lame-o.

    Graham did good, though. Can Dave get in legal trouble for letting Graham near the alcohol? ;-)

  3. John Edward // April 17, 2008 8:29 AM  

    If you missed it, it's already on youtube...

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=tQwsHsabwGs

  4. erika // April 17, 2008 1:22 PM  

    I actually have to give props to Dave - he has a track record of booking IRL drivers when he can, likely to give them some much-needed media attention.

    I thought this was one of Dave's best interviews with a driver. Usually his driver interviews are a bit stiff, likely because he has to ask very basic racing questions that he knows the answers to (for the sake of viewers who are not racing fans). Each year he interviews the Indy 500 winner, and each year I find the interview somewhat awkward. But his interview with Graham was different - he showed such genuine enthusiasm for Graham's success and clearly feels very warmly toward the Rahal family. I also thought Graham was a fantastic interview - I can't believe he's only 19 and yet is that poised and articulate.