According to Helio Castroneves, winning the Indianapolis 500 is better than sex, which means we are now putting winning the Indy 500 on our bucket lists.
The normal back and forth about the upcoming race devolved into a rather interesting topic when one of the hosts apparently asked, "If you had a choice… would you give up sex for a year with your wife to win Indy?"
Well, Castroneves is not married but he is dating the lovely Adriana Henao, and the two shared in the birth of their daughter, Mikaella, back in 2009.
Apparently, the IndyCar star tried his best to tiptoe around the question but ultimately made his decision on what is more enjoyable, winning Indy or sex, via Fox Sports.
At first, Castroneves responded with a joke — and looking for an out — asking, “So that means I can have sex someplace else?”
But when faced with a rephrased question of whether he’d give up lovemaking altogether, the former Dancing With the Stars champion responded: “I would not give up Indy, my friend, I’ll tell you that. I think I can handle one year without sex, because Indy is Indy.”
Again, this is a man who has taken the famed race three times, yet he is willing to to have a self-inflicted dry spell of one year.
It sort of puts things into perspective and makes you kick yourself for not becoming a famous driver, because it seems the greatest thrill in life is crossing the finish line first at the Indy 500.
Castroneves can do pretty much anything: winning at Indianapolis, taking the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars and being a rock of self-restraint with his beautiful girlfriend.
Of course, nobody is asking the 38-year-old to give up such things, because that would be ridiculous. Still, we have to think his answer now mandates a stop by the flower shop before retuning home.
The correct answer when asked whether there is anything better than sex with your significant other is always no. Just a tip to keep you all safe out there.
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