Milk and Cookies: IndyCar’s most social media obsessed driver posing as Helio


13News asks IndyCar drivers a series of quirky questions and we get their natural reactions.

INDIANAPOLIS – My favorite time of year is here – it’s May! The Indy 500 is unlike any other sport! From the pageantry to the thrill of 33 pilots traveling 225 miles an hour. But, the personalities really make the Indy 500 special.

One of the best parts of my job is getting to know the drivers out of the limelight. These pilots have fun personalities. We were looking for a way to let you meet the REAL people behind the helmets!

Thus, each year, we offer “Milk & Cookies!” Every pilot loves the milk in Victory Lane and cookies in the offseason, so it’s a chance to get to know these unique athletes in a fun way. We ask all drivers a series of quirky questions and get their natural reactions.

Hope you will be watching this month’s edition of… Milk & Cookies!

Obsessed with social

DAVE: Which driver is most concerned about their social media accounts?

GRAHAM RAHAL: There is no doubt Newgarden is the most… committed.

SCOTT McLAUGHLIN: Joseph Newgarden.

HELIO CASTRONEVES: I think Joseph Newgarden.

CONOR DALY: Joseph Newgarden, because he hired a man for it.

WILL: If you looked at his social media you’d say, “This guy is an absolute superhero.”

RAHAL: I get sponsored posts from Joseph Newgarden all the time, and I’m like, “What kind of budget for sponsored posts does this guy have?”

DAVE: It’s like the Kardashians.

CASTRONEVES: (at a loss for words) I mean, there’s nothing wrong with the Kardashian … (laughs)

DAVE: All right, Mr. Smart Aleck, that question is just for you. Which driver is most concerned about their social media?

JOSEF NEWGARDEN: Oh… who is most concerned about their social media… probably… I don’t know…

DAVE: Come on. You better answer this one.

(the alarm rings)

DAVE: You’re on the twelfth guy here. You’d better answer the question.

NEWGARDEN: Will. He is very worried about it. Simon is very worried about this too.

DAVE: This is not the answer we got.

NEWGARDEN: What did you get?

DAVE: (Newgarden watch)

NEWGARDEN: Did you catch me? It doesn’t worry me so much because I don’t have to take care of it. I hire better people than me to take care of it.

More Helio prints

DAVE: Ok, here’s a tough question for you. We need you to do your best to pass yourself off as Helio?

CHARLIE KIMBALL: My hair is not slicked back enough to be Helio. Like, “Ah, guys. It was just such a good day. All these guys … and these guys are great! Let me go find some fence to climb! I didn’t even win! I just want to climb a fence! “

PATO O’WARD: (like Helio Castroneves) “Oh, hey, guys! I’m Helio Castroneves! And you’re watching Indy 500!”


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