Helio Castroneves chooses Indy over sex

destination fashion 080309How bad does Helio Castroneves want to win his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500? So bad that the 38-year-old would give us sex for a year.

Appearing on the “Stoney and Bill” show on 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit on Thursday, he was asked “If you had a choice… would you give up sex for a year with your wife to win Indy?”

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Castroneves seemed to make a joke of the matter initially asking “So that means I can have sex someplace else?”

When the question was clarified 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.”

Indy is Indy indeed and the 97th running of the race will take place on Sunday.

It just begs the question what does Castroneves’ partner Adriana Henao think of  all this.