Today Show: IndyCar Driver With Diabetes & Bacon-Mac & Cheese Pie

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Today Show: IndyCar 2013 Returns March 24

With the 2013 season of IndyCar racing coming up in the next couple weeks, the Today Show invited IndyCar drivers Dario Franchitti and Charlie Kimball on the show to talk about the upcoming season.

Matt Lauer wanted to know what people most underestimate about the sport and Franchitti said people don’t understand how physical the sport can be. He said the g-forces on the car are incredible, so much so that he said he works out five days a week, twice a day.

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Today Show: IndyCar Driver With Diabetes & Bacon-Mac & Cheese Pie

The Today Show talked with IndyCar drivers Dario Franchitti and Charlie Kimball about racing with diabetes, and to celebrate Pi Day, the hosts ate some pie. (Photo Works / Shutterstock.com)

Today Show: IndyCar Racer Charlie Kimball Has Diabetes

IndyCar racer Charlie Kimball told the Today Show he has been trying to send a message with his driving. Kimball, who has diabetes, said he wants to show people that you can do whatever you want in life even if you have diabetes. Although he said it can be a task to manage at times, he wants his career to be proof that if you have diabetes and you want to race in IndyCar racing, you can.

You can see more of Kimball and Franchitti when the 2013 season of IndyCar racing starts March 24 2013.

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Today Show: Pie Day or Pi Day?

Did you know today, March 14 2013, is Pi Day? Not the kind of pie you eat but the mathematical constant pi. To help ring in this math-related holiday, the Today Show had their own Pi Day with some actual pies. And they were not ordinary pies. All of the hosts were able to try a crazy candy bar ice box pie, a bacon mac and cheese pie and a strawberry sweet pea pie.

The hosts were blindfolded as they tried to guess the flavors but they were having a hard time. Then Al Roker just walked off with his blindfold on. He disappeared off the screen, and probably the set, right as the segment ended.

What kind of crazy pies have you tried? Maybe you have a recipe you would want to share? And what do you think happened to Al Roker?

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