Survey Says: IndyCar Drivers Killed It on “Celebrity Family Feud”

Does any pro-sports league deliver bromance like IndyCar? After watching five drivers compete on Celebrity Family Feud Sunday, we’re hitting the buzzer and screaming “No!” Captain Helio Castroneves led Tony Kanaan, James Hinchcliffe, Will Power, and Conor Daly to a sweep of a team of Sports Illustrated models, then crushed the Fast Money round (famous Oscar: Mayer!) to win $25,000 for the IndyCar Family Foundation. The men also stole the show in general, thanks to unscripted moments of bonding, like after Daly answered “T.K.” (that’s Tony Kanaan) when asked for “someone you kiss goodbye but not passionately,” and T.K. responded thusly:

Daly actually scored with that answer (well, technically the answer was “your bro”), but then James Hinchcliffe crashed and burned in an attempt to land one of the model’s numbers. In an unaired moment, Kanaan placed Hinch’s phone on the console in front of model Tanya Mityushina, saying he’d leave it there until she put in her number. She didn’t. Host Steve Harvey tried to help Hinch with his social game after he rang in with a number-one answer—against Tanya.

Don’t feel too bad for Hinch, though—word is, he has a new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Helio’s salsa moves made the show’s final cut, but Will Power’s breakdancing heat did not. However, there’s proof:

In another unaired segment, Harvey got the guys to talk about how much better they are at road trips than the rest of us:

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