Yep, I got to meet THE Mario Andretti, which, if I do say so myself, is pretty freaking amazing. He’s a LEGEND. Think about it: When people make jokes about people who try to drive fast they say something like, “Who do you think you are, Mario Andretti???” But he actually IS Mario Andretti and I got to ask him the fun little Inside the Actor’s Studio questions. I’m so glad he humored me. It was truly an honor.

I didn’t get to interview Mario’s grandson, Marco, as was planned, but I think this is was WAY better. :)


What is your favorite word? Love

What is your least favorite word? Death

What turns you on? Speed

What turns you off? Traffic

What sound or noise do you love? Opera music

What sound or noise do you hate? Thunder

What is your favorite curse word? Up your butt *laughs*

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? That of a fighter pilot.

What profession would you not like to do? Mortician

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You’re welcome.


Read more of my “Inside the Actor’s Studio” questionnaire interviews in the archives and read about how it all started with Tony Stewart.

(all photos credit: INDYCAR)