Ol’ Dave Takes Spin In Ol’ Calhoun Around Ol’ Indy
IndyCar team co-owner and former late night talk show host David Letterman said his laps around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in one of the most iconic roadsters to race at that track scared him ‘silly’.
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A grinning, gray-bearded David Letterman realized the ride of a lifetime last summer, when he completed four laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in an iconic open-wheel Roadster.
“Nobody in their right mind should let me do this,” Letterman tells Dan Carney in “David Letterman Is Not Slowing Down” as featured in the December issue of Maxim magazine. It’s an adventure that surely would have generated an endless stream of one-liners as an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.
As it is, Letterman parlayed his status as co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series and his fame as recently retired host of CBS’ The Late Show into this July meeting with “Ol’ Calhoun” _ the No. 98 Offenhauser-powered Watson Roadster Parnelli Jones drove to victory in the 1963 Indianapolis 500. Read the full story »