Scott Dixon Discusses IndyCar Safety With CBS' David Letterman
Reigning Izod IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon appeared on CBS’ “Late Show” last night and said of safety measures taken in the sport, “The seats are what’s really changed in the last few years to make it a lot more safer. You have a lot of foam under your butt because the bottom of the car crashes onto the ground if you do get into the air.” Dixon, on racing at such high speeds: “You kind of get used to it. The funny thing is you’ll see a fan afterwards and they’ll be like, ‘Did you see me in turn three waving?’ and I’m like, ‘No, no I did not.’”
CBS' David Letterman: “Everybody in motorsports has had an ‘oh (expletive)' moment where suddenly the brake pedal goes to the floor or something.” Dixon: “You have many. The worst is whenever you’re, say, at a practice session and you know you’re coming in and they’ve changed the brakes. Occasionally, they forget to tell you that you got to pump the brakes.” Letterman: “Now why would they forget to tell you that?” Dixon: “I know! It’s quite an important moment, right?” (“Late Show,” CBS, 10/29).