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Dave chats with the John Andretti, who'll drive for Richard Petty Motorsports they teamup to run the Indy 500 in May.
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John reverted to -- and almost there beer. Let's start with this second consecutive collaboration with with Richard you're gonna win no world sponsored car but it's paid -- -- what an STP forty -- -- dark dark it's -- have. Sixth guard album will be fielded by Michael remove several -- out Romo struggle that -- -- -- -- driver -- your -- Odd article on Ryan moderate Marco Andretti Danica Patrick areas that measures the fifth -- Is this your best Indy 500 shots inspect when you were driving for all the effect. I think so I mean if you look at it under some really great teams and had some great opportunities that this race team. Not only want this weekend but they want to Indianapolis five hundreds and only seven attempts so. Yet the look at and say if the team knows how to get the victory lane hopefully they can help you get victory -- You know you have a longstanding relationship with the king has noted you you were the last got to win -- pole and race for for Richard -- back when he was actually the owner of of a cup team rather than. Sort of a figurehead deal. So what's the connection among you. Richard and indeed how does that. More that's why does that work well or. Because the real efficient basically and that outside a motor sports that started. When I drove for Richard young and missile and then the whole petty family distinct the world element. And one can make Indianapolis with panther Racine not and I guess those 2007. Dislike Gavin says hey you know be be great opportunity. Would Richard likely Condit the racetrack and see what's going on. And Robbie Loomis and I were talking and he said but we have a set there and so hand dale Inman. And girls -- owner Jerry Kelly -- -- time championship crew chief. I'm Brian often -- limits ought he not been. Came around for the race day which -- never been our race thing he really enjoyed it. And I said if we can do something together would you like to do it he's that your so let's move -- later we we came together and we try to ramble and this year. It's kind of all come full circle to have. The finally get -- drive from my cousin article is everything is really -- and I -- I'm really looking forward to do obviously. You were the first guy to quote do the double to do -- 500 of them do via the Coke 600. Robby Gordon and and Tony Stewart have -- -- a Robin Miller still believes attracting NASCAR drivers to the five on who -- the salvation of the great race. When he says that it's easy to dismiss it as a -- to fantasy. When the chairman of new chairman of the week starts dropping hints about over the raced on and try to get NASCAR drivers I guess you have to. -- more seriously -- make sense to you how many NASCAR guys. Will make a serious attempt to go roughly point. Well I think because NASCAR they're in the NASCAR series is their bread and butter that's where their focus this season long and Indianapolis 500 starting before the Coca-Cola 600. It's difficult because what happens is. That race what happens their depends on whether they can be they're that Charlie. And are you gonna leave so there's allotted to majestic thing that happened happen. I think that. Something that might make more sense would be if -- got news enough that if they want to do that -- -- the Indianapolis 500 back to Memorial Day you know and one under and then and then you could easily did because and that's. The NASCAR race country for a that there I think that that's the salvation. And I think that the Indianapolis 500 is still not a specials that are bent -- not I think that it would be -- something different if there's. Drivers participated. Interest in perspective would dogs a magician who skirt I'm Chris is on the phone from Cleveland ought restaurant with John Andre Gurode. Just first of all welcome deputy is certain motivation. And want to -- -- and -- perjure yourself now has been hit full blown. IndyCar just alternative charger to charge me the transition over to NASCAR in their we're -- seem to be. Pretty tough put the shoe on the other foot let's just say we have some on their -- respond to try to. With no previous open wheel racing experience don't try to run the Indianapolis 500 as well. As the IndyCar Series what would how you do they're learning curve be what kind of books obstacles like they faced. I think the learning curve this is is pretty similar for both but I think that their ideas is that. When he when he'd take down guys out of one -- temperament message they're still counting guys there that they got to race against. With great race teams so it's not like gets in on the matter how talent that you are you gonna walk in this series of guys that are doing it every day and that's why. We wanted to Kansas. In preparation for Indianapolis so that I'm more prepared -- these guys and then a week in and week out and not come down off the bench. And mountains and I wanna be more as prepares like him because I know that even to be a dark horse with a great race -- like he's ready -- -- sport. I've got to. These repairs possible make as many mistakes is I'm gonna make -- Kansas so that I don't make him. During landing on ask you about this this photo because it's an interest in these races more. 1969. Indy 500 the famous front row photograph your local -- qualify as little pro wrote. Got AJ on one sided and because serve big gallery -- -- which -- Bobby Bobby Bobby Jones -- side. It's not wrongful is that right. Yeah I've been told the story about my dad that's actually my dad and ironically my uncle -- in the picture because he had burns under got burned because Saturday the primary car. Mario and although. We're twin brother identical twins knew they were interchangeable that's kinda like I was saying I ironically in August my father got seriously hurt facial injuries. And so on state public is much alike don't they still -- cut off your face the black alike. Your father entered with a -- car. If you lose that helped spur car driver and I should use that opportunity to remind you go all the I was gonna join John -- are gonna stick around for when total extra. Final question for the TV show will get more later. In less than a -- don't worry you. Where are you when your career what what you still wanna accomplish you can do and as long time you did so what's up what's left for you that would really remove all. Well Indianapolis obviously rings a bell every year for me and and obviously even in the Daytona -- 500 at participating in those kinds of events are amazing because. You're you're competing against such great teasing great drivers and and just those opportunities. You know that they need so much fear into my connecting Indianapolis it was like thirteen years that I'd been away. And I was so mad about the thirteen years I didn't participate at that point because -- something nine messed and I don't know what life is like after racing at. And but are you know what it's like to have given something up and come back and get it again not not really wanna give it up good what do you read The King and I the Indy 500 will be watching Millar greeted her.