Thursday was Media Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, when all 33 drivers for the Indy 500 met with reporters to discuss the upcoming race.
Most of the race-related questions were asked long ago, so the media session involved a lot of topics the racers normally don't discuss.
For example, Sarah Fisher said her long-running feud with Danica Patrick has ended.
"Yes, we're actually talking to each other this year," said Fisher. "I would even say we're friends."
So what changed?
"Well, I sent her a [congratulations] card after she won in Japan," Fisher said. "Maybe that had something to do with it. But as a female, I do think her win was a huge thing for women."
Patrick didn't talk about Fisher on Thursday, but she did say what she wanted to do when her racing career ends.
"Maybe something in the fashion industry," she said. "I know that means nothing to you guys, but I'm pretty girly outside the race car. All you would have to do is see all the shoes in my closet to know that.
"And I'd also like to own a winery. I think that would be cool."
Along with Patrick, the other big celebrity of the IndyCar Series these days is Helio Castroneves from his victory on "Dancing With The Stars." Castroneves was asked what his strategy is for Sunday's race:
"I want it to be smooth like my Foxtrot," he said.
And what will he do if he wins for a third time?
"I'll do plenty of dancing in Victory Lane,'' he said.
Graham Rahal, the son of 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, is a rookie at Indy this year. He was asked if his famous father has helped him prepare for this race.
"He actually gave me a list with 20 key points about oval-track racing," Graham said. "Everything he wrote has worked out well for me here."
Graham was asked if his family name is a help or a hindrance.
"Well, I got stopped on the highway once and it helped me," he said. "The cop looked at my license ands said, 'Hmm. So you're Graham Rahal. You ever been in any trouble, son?' I said, 'No, sir.' So he said, 'Then get outta here and don't speed.' ''
Rahal said he no longer speeds in his Corvette, which he bought last year.
"But I do still try the occasional burnout and sliding through a turn."
Tony Kanaan, one of the favorites to win Sunday, was surprised to learn that A.J. Foyt considered him the best driver in the IndyCar Series today.
"Wow, that's quite a compliment," Kanaan said. "With A.J., he either loves you or he will bite your head off. But I love him. I loved watching him on TV when I was a kid in Brazil. Since I've been here, we've always gotten along really well for some reason."
It was suggested that maybe Foyt was buttering up Kanaan because he wants him to come drive for his team. Kanaan laughed, but added, "Hey, you never know."