After being a jolly elf during a Meijer shopping event last week with siblings from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Indiana, IZOD IndyCar Series driver Will Power was subjected to having all four wisdom teeth extracted.
In this installment of “Ask Me Anything,” Power’s wife Liz fielded the questions as he wasn’t exceptionally audible.
Q: When you got involved in racing did you also think you would be a nurse?
LIZ POWER: “No, I definitely did not. Will is on the go all the time so having to not be on the go for even one day is not an easy task for him. I’ve given him lots of ice cream in his protein shakes. He is on a big health kick so he doesn’t know he has had lots of ice cream but he did in his protein shake. I put a lot of chocolate ice cream in there.”
Q: You are spending Christmas this year in Texas so when Will goes to family functions is he the life of the party?
LIZ POWER: “He is definitely the life of the party. He is the big deal when I go home to Texas because they are in love with his accent so they are always having him say stuff. He is in relaxed mode and is able to be more himself so he is a real comedian. When they go outside to play football he is out there with him. He calls Texas his second home. But our traditional meal is different than his traditional Christmas meal because it is their summertime in Australia so everything is cold – stuff like potato and broccoli salad and there is a traditional dessert. They make sandwiches and cold items because it’s the summer there. But Thanksgiving has prepared him for the big feast. This will be the first Christmas he has spent with my family. It didn’t take long for him to get used to eating all the food that we make and this will be the first Christmas he spends in the United States.”