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Harry Hyde

Castroneves relates his 'Dancing' experience to IndyCar success

Many years ago, longtime NASCAR crew chief Harry Hyde said a stock car is

"like an egg. You have to handle it gently or it will break."

Though at its heart it was true, it was a shocking statement. Who compares a stock car — a big, brute of a car — to such a thin-shelled egg? That philosophy may have found its match during a Grand Prix of Baltimore interview with Helio Castroneves when he compared driving an Indy car to dancing.

"There are no secrets," Castroneves said, when asked how competitors on Dancing with the Stars are able to perform intricate moves so quickly. "Dancing is just like racing. You don't learn choreography....