SportsHollywood: How did you get involved in this race?
DAG: The first time I did it, they asked me to do it... I was never into sports cars. I would look at guys with Porsches and say, "Why did you buy that car? It's a ridiculous pursuit." But after that first race I couldn't run to the Porsche dealership fast enough, saying "Gimme that!!!"
SportsHollywood: So before this you weren't interested in racing?
DAG: It's like ever since we were little kids and we had slot car races -- we had a Le Mans track set up in my basement -- every little kid has always wanted to be a race car driver. This gets some of that out.
SportsHollywood: So are you getting more serious about racing?
DAG: No! I'm an actor who gets to race for free! That's it! You won't see me blowing my residual money on some cheezy, high-priced sports car! (Discretely moves away from his Porsche.)
SportsHollywood: What's the fastest you've ever driven outside of a race?
DAG: One hundred and fifty one miles an hour on the five. That same car that I bought. I got like three tickets in the first week and the cop finally said, "Take it outside of L.A. -- at least off of Sepulvida." I've got it out of my system now, though.
SportsHollywood: Was that you that passed me like I was standing still on the way out here this morning?
DAG: There's no way I was going over sixty-two. I clocked myself.
SportsHollywood: Which is a bigger dream-come-true: Becoming a famous actor or being able to drive over 20 mph on a street in Southern California?
DAG: To be known by the public, honestly. People come up and tell them how good I make them feel... besides, NOBODY goes 20 mph in Southern California.
SportsHollywood: Rate the competition here: Who is the biggest threat out here?
DAG: Myself, man. Come on -- please. You got Billy Blanks -- he's too busy working out. You got Piper Perabo -- she can't even shift. You got Jim Kelly -- I thought it was the brother with the Afro from the karate movies. Turns out he's some white boy calling himself a football player. Please!
SportsHollywood: What about William Shatner? He raced in 1978...
DAG: Apparently he forgot everything!
SportsHollywood: Piper says you've been stalking her since you did Rocky and Bullwinkle together.
DAG: (Rolls eyes) Women. They catch you behind one bush...
SportsHollywood: And there was a restraining order?
DAG: Yeah, but that's just a part of dating nowadays. I'll break her down.