SportsHollywood: Rate the competition here:
McDONALD: Josh Brolin, Scott Pruett... Oh yeah, Bill Shatner's all over it. Dara Torres is fearless. She's crazy also, which helps.
SportsHollywood: If Piper Perabo crowds you, will you feel any pangs of remorse if you drive her into a ditch at 100 mph?
McDONALD: This is really "screw your buddy" time out here. Not me of course -- I use my blinker and do hand signals. I'm always courteous.
SportsHollywood: Has your brother-in-law, Memo, offered you any advice on the race?
McDONALD: He told me he's raced here and went about 220 mph, so he thinks I should be able to do that, too. I said, "Thanks, but I don't think I'll be going quite that fast, Memo."
SportsHollywood: What's your favorite sports movie? (The greatest golf movie of all time, Happy Gilmore, is excluded for obvious reasons.)
McDONALD: Le Mans... Because I'm in the zone right now. Steve McQueen was amazing.
SportsHollywood: How many speeding tickets have you gotten in the last year?
McDONALD: This year? Three. But I always try to make it comfortable for the officers, since they're around my car so much. I've added a step-bar for them to rest on. I gave up driving red cars for just that reason.
SportsHollywood: Name five parts of a car engine:
McDONALD: Cams. Gotta have that. Carbs. Fuel Injection. Pistons, rods... BATTERY. Is that five? God, I hope that's five.
SportsHollywood: What's your next project?
McDONALD: I'm in 61*, a Billy Crystal movie about Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle that I'm hearing has turned out AMAZING. I play Mel Allen. It actually made my agent cry! Hows that? When it can make an agent cry, it's GOOD!