IndyCar driver Graham Rahal, son of racing legend Bobby Rahal, read the Top 10 list on the Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday night. The show airs on CBS, and the night's category was "Things you don't want to hear over your team radio during a race."
After introducing the driver, Mr. Letterman spoke about knowing Graham since he was a little kid. With racer Bobby Rahal and businessman Mike Lanigan, David Letterman is a part owner of the RLL Racing team. Letterman hails from the home of IndyCar racing, Indianapolis.
Clearly doing his part to promote Graham's joining the team as a driver in 2013 as well as helping create buzz for the upcoming season of IndyCar, Letterman joked with the young racer, asking whether he remembered him chasing him with an air hose when he was little. He also outlined the many accomplishments Bobby Rahal had in his racing career and then quipped that his son was just like him.
The Top 10 "things you don't want to hear"on the car radio during a race included "I love you" and "why aren't you answering my texts?" See the Top 10 here.
The 2013 IndyCar season kicks off in St. Petersburg, Florida this weekend with the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. According to IndyCar, the 1.8 mile, 14-turn circuit is run on a combination of streets through town and a section of runway at Albert Whitted Airport. Last year's winner was Helio Castroneves of Team Penske.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Connie Ann Kirk is a writer and racing enthusiast who is the author of several books and holds a Ph.D. in English. With Irish historic racer, John R. Monson, M.D. of Rochester, she is currently writing a book about the sport.