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Indy 500 Champ Tony Kanaan ‘In Talks’ To Do ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Wed, July 10, 2013 3:50pm EDT by 1 Comment

Move over, Hélio Castroneves — There may be a new Indy 500 winner racing onto dance floor!

The horsepower was in high gear July 9 at the NYC premiere of Turbo. The animated film, about a garden snail who aspires to win the Indy 500, stars Ryan Reynolds, Michelle Rodriguez, and Snoop Dogg, and it’s the perfect family film. And speaking of racing, spoke with the latest Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan EXCLUSIVELY about his recent win — and the possibility of joining Dancing With The Stars!

Tony Kanaan On Winning The Indy 500

Tony Kanaan, 38, won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 on May 26, making him the first Brazilian driver to win the esteemed race since Hélio Castroneves in 2009. Here’s what he told us about his epic victory:

It’s the best feeling in the world. Obviously, it’s something I’ve dreamed of for all of my career and to be able to achieve it, it’s definitely the biggest achievement of my life.

Tony Kanaan Talks The Possibility Of ‘DWTS’

Hélio won the fifth season of the dancing competition show in 2007, which really adds some pressure for Tony. He opened up to us about the prospect of joining the cast — and it sounds like a definite possibility! Here’s what he said:

Yeah, we’re in talks. Obviously, Hélio did such a great job representing the drivers and the Brazilians. Me being a Brazilian, I’m going to have a tough task but I’ll try. We’ll see. If it’s the right time, I’ll definitely accept it and go try it.

If Tony decides to join the cast and can dance anything like Hélio, we may have another winner on our hands! Congrats to Tony on his Indy 500 win!

Are YOU excited to see Turbo? Would you want to see Tony on Dancing With The Stars? Let us know what you think!

WATCH: ‘Turbo’ Trailer

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