DWTS Rumor Watchouts: Indystar Speculates On James Hinchcliffe and Indianapolis 500 Champion Alexander Rossi
Indy Star is reporting that there might be a Indy race car driver to dance on Dancing With The Stars this season being there was an ABC reporter asking James Hinchcliffe questions. They speculate on other drivers too including Indianapolis 500 Champion Alexander Rossi who had to ask if he could talk about it. Read on for more and good job to Courtney. She was the first person that knew something was up early yesterday morning and put two and two together. Adding: Court also posted this post at the beginning of August.
FORT WORTH, Texas — IndyCar drivers James Hinchcliffe and Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi confirmed to IndyStar interest from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” which begins its 23rd season Sept. 12.
Neither admitted to agreeing to participate, however, Hinchcliffe was interviewed Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway by two men who identified themselves as working for ABC.
The top-secret reveal of the 13 celebrity cast members is Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Motor sports legend Mario Andretti and his grandson, IndyCar driver Marco Andretti, both were asked if they had interest in participating in the show as Helio Castroneves did in 2007, but they declined. Mario Andretti, 76, said show officials “tried really hard” to convince him, but he said his schedule is too busy.
“I’m flattered,” he said. “I’d have done it, but it would have taken me away from too many things I’m doing.”
Hinchcliffe would only say he’s “heard other (drivers) mentioned.” Rossi was even more vague as prospects are sworn to secrecy.
“Can I talk about this?” Rossi asked an Andretti Autosport staff member, who shook her head no.
“I can’t talk about it,” he followed.
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