Snake Racing: Get to know Don Prudhomme

From The Snake Pit Get To Know ... Don Prudhomme Date of birth: April 6, 1941 Age: 64 Birthplace: San Fernando Valley, Calif. Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Hobbies: Landscaping, Dogs, Fishing, Golf First car: 1948...

From The Snake Pit
Get To Know ... Don Prudhomme

Date of birth: April 6, 1941

Age: 64

Birthplace: San Fernando Valley, Calif.

Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Hobbies: Landscaping, Dogs, Fishing, Golf

First car: 1948 Mercury

Current car: 2002 GMC Yukon Denali

First race car: B/Gas dragster

Dream car: Ferrari Enzo

Favorite race track: Indianapolis Raceway Park

Least favorite race track: Islip, N.Y.

Most knowledgeable fans: these days, all of them

Best part of being a team owner: don't have to drive the race car

Worst part of being a team owner: responsibility to sponsors and drivers

If you weren't an owner, you'd be doing: something with cars

Racing hero: Mario Andretti

Biggest racing influence: Keith Black

Greatest win: all of them, they're not easy

Favorite opponent: Tom 'the Mongoose' McEwen

Favorite sport: Formula One

Favorite athlete: Muhammad Ali

Favorite sports team: San Diego Chargers

Favorite restaurant: Delicias Restaurant (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)

Favorite type of music: a little bit of everything

Least favorite type of music: country

Favorite musician: Ray Charles

Favorite TV shows: Howard Stern Show (E!), Da Ali G Show, Wings, Desperate Housewives

Favorite TV stations: E!, Discovery

Favorite movie: Scarface

Favorite actor: Al Pacino

Favorite actress: Halle Berry

Favorite magazines: People, AutoWeek, National DRAGSTER, Racer

If you could have dinner with three other people, they would be: Muhammad Ali, Steve McQueen and Wally Parks

Person you'd have most like to have met: Ayrton Senna

-www.snakeracing.com

Editor's Note: Don Prudhomme notched his 100th career victory at the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, April 17th. Those wins came as both a driver and team owner.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mario Andretti , Ayrton Senna , Don Prudhomme