Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly have finally spilled the beans, confirming they were recent participants on Season 30 of CBS’ “The Amazing Race.”
The 30th race around the world features an all-around “competitive class” that includes former NBA All-Stars Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion, X-Games champions Kristi Leskinen and Jen Hudak, competitive eaters Joey Chestnut and Tim Janus and nationally ranked debaters Henry Zhang and Evan Lynyak, among others. The teams began their adventure in New York City before heading off an a 10-country, 21-city journey that covered more than 29,000 miles.
“It was a pretty crazy experience, definitely different than what I thought it would be – but totally worth it,” Daly said. “It was fun to meet a lot of different people from different sports, different avenues of life. The cast really was one of the best parts of the show.”
Rossi had not seen much of the show before taking part.
“It was different in the sense that it’s not as fast-paced as it appears in the show,” Rossi said. “It was better than I expected because, in the gaps between legs of the race, they actually put you in a hotel and fed you and everything. So it wasn’t kind of extreme like a ‘Survivor’ type of process.
“The legs were really long in the sense that you spent a lot of time in airports, you slept on the floor a lot,” Rossi added. “It was an interesting experience. Again, I’m very happy that I had the opportunity to do it. It opened my eyes to what reality television is like. I think the fans will have a really good time watching it.”
Watch a preview as the #TeamIndyCar duo talk about their biggest accomplishments – and dish on one another. The “Amazing Race” season premiere airs Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and CBS All Access.