Backtrack: Speed King
On a marathon drive from L.A. to New York in 1929, Cannon Ball stayed alert by drinking a quart of olive oil and downing bags of peanuts.
In a star-crossed meeting, NASCAR neophyte Danica Patrick and veteran newswoman Katie Couric collided (figuratively speaking) yesterday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track. Outfitted in the popular driver’s Go Daddy attire, Couric took a spin around the IMS oval with Patrick at the helm of her No. 7 ride. See shots of their photo-op here and here.