May 15, 2014
Helio Castroneves says that viewers of the May 27 episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap” on ABC “will see who wears the pants in my family.”
As the show’s title implies, the mothers in two celebrity families move into the other's home for a week and adopt that family's lifestyle. They agree to follow a manual written by the departing mother that sets out the rules of their new household - how they parent, manage their social life, do house work, unwind, etc.
Adriana Henao, the mother of Castroneves’ 4-year-old daughter, Mikaella, moved into the home of another family in December, while the three-time Indianapolis 500 champion opened his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home for the guest.
“It came about in June last year and I when told Adrianna I didn’t think she would do it because normally she doesn’t like the red carpet and things like that,” Castroneves said. “But she decided to do it, and I think it was a great experience for Adriana to try a different family, and myself, too. The whole Zodiac Production (company) did a great job and I’m looking forward to it.
“I have no idea how the piece is going to come out; I haven’t seen it. It turned out to be some interesting scenes in our (house).”
The show airs at 10 p.m. (ET). ABC, which will televise the Indianapolis 500 for the 50th consecutive year on May 25, also will televise qualifications on May 17 (4-6:30 p.m. ET) and May 18 (1-3 p.m.).
Special helmet auction to benefit tsunami victims
A.J. Foyt Racing driver Takuma Sato will auction the helmet he wears in the Indianapolis 500 to benefit the With you Japan charity, which Sato founded to help victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
The helmet's red, white and blue scheme incorporates four stars to honor four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt and integrates the Japanese flag, the car number (14) and bricks to represent the historic racetrack. The helmet will be auctioned on eBay within 24 hours of the conclusion of the 500 Mile Race.
"I think this helmet design is really cool, so I am looking forward to challenging in the Indy 500 with it,” Sato said. “(The design) represents my wishes and challenging spirit. I will do my best to win a new star for my fans, A.J. and the team."
Former Indy car driver and team owner Robbie Buhl will join chief announcer Paul Page and Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson as an analyst for the IMS Radio Network broadcasts of Indy 500 qualifying and the race. … Olympians Dallas Robinson and Abe Morlu are members of the Lazier Partners Racing entry for the No. 91 car driven by 1996 Indy 500 winner Buddy Lazier. They came on board through their association with race engineer David Cripps, who worked with the U.S. Bobsled & Luge team for the Sochi Games. ... Reigning Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan will take the ceremonial first slide May 20 on the Wahoo Racer -- a two-tiered slide mat racer -- at the Hurricane Harbor water park in Arlington, Texas.