'Dancing' Champ Helio Castroneves Talks About Latest IndyCar Race
By Jack Swiker
This past weekend in Long Beach, CA, the streets were shut down as the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach took over the town.
Former "Dancing with the Stars" champion, Helio Castroneves competed in the Grand Prix but finished in 12th place. Speaking after the race, Helio said, "I feel terrible. It's unacceptable."
British driver Mike Conway finished in first place, making a career comeback after suffering a car crash last year that left the driver with numerous broken bones. Dario Franchitti, Ashley Judd's husband, finished in third place even after losing radio contact with his pit crew.
Chef Gordon Ramsay of "Hell's Kitchen" served as Grand Marshal for the race, but took some time to say what he would serve an IndyCar driver before each big race. "Protein is really important," Ramsay said. "I'd steam some fish, some steamed bass with steamed spinach and like a little lentil salad."
Watch the video to see more from this annual IZOD IndyCar Series event.