Sometimes I love being from Indianapolis…and this is one of them :-) Our local news outlets usually do a pretty good job of keeping up with the goings-on of the Indycar drivers during the off-season…and a few minutes ago, this article popped up on my Indystar app:
Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan is hoping for an invitation to go dancing. On television, no less.
The Brazilian IndyCar Series driver said he met with a “Dancing With the Stars” cast coordinator during last month’s visit to The ESPYs in Los Angeles. Kanaan told The Indianapolis Star he might know Friday if he’s been selected.
That doesn’t mean he’ll be able to share that news, however. The cast is scheduled to be announced on “Good Morning America.”
If selected, Kanaan would be the second IndyCar Series driver to appear on the reality show that draws some of the best ratings in television — often more than 20 million viewers a show.
We first reported on Tony as a rumor last month. I find it interesting that he offered up a specific date – tomorrow – as the day he would likely know whether he was in or out. Maybe tomorrow is the day they finalize the cast? If so, hopefully the rumor mill starts spinning a little faster and we get some more names leaked. Anywho, if he met with a casting director last month at the ESPY’s, I’d say Tony is looking like a pretty legit rumor – and he sounds pretty gung-ho about it. I think they’d only benefit from casting him – he’s very current, he’s hugely popular with race fans, and he’s an athlete that’s not another football player :-) What do you guys think? Is it sounding like Tony might be a legit possibility for season 17?