Television and radio host Larry King is looking for his next big interview. Forget Matthew McConaughey, Betty White, or even Tim Allen. King and his producers are looking for something different. Perhaps they have found it in 18-year-old Andretti Autosport Firestone Indy Lights driver Zach Veach.
Veach was named a finalist this week by King's producers to be interviewed on King's talk show, "Larry King Now" on ORA TV. The 12 finalists are gathering votes for their entries on King's website with voting open until April 19.
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"Larry King is such a big name in the world of interviewers and I can't image the opportunity to sit across the desk from him and talk about my racing career and efforts against distracted driving and bullying prevention," Veach said. "I always enjoy talking to journalists and sharing my story and encouraging others to pursue their dreams, too."
Veach, of Stockdale, Ohio, reached out to King's producers as part of their "Be Interviewed by the King" contest. As part of his submission, he was to share in 15 seconds or less why King should pick him.
"In my submission, I told Larry that we couldn't be more different except our willingness to help others," continued Veach, who would be the second race car driver interviewed on the program following Danica Patrick. "I mean, I'm a race car driver, and he's a television host. He's like 80 and I'm not even 20, but I've seen how giving he has been and I'd love to share with him how lucky and humbled I feel to be where I'm at."
As part of the finalist piece, King's producers asked Veach to submit a final one-minute video, which can be voted for at http://www.ZachVeachOnLarryKing.com