It's not as though a lot of people are wondering about my budding career as an automobile racer. There hasn't been a great deal of commotion since the world saw me in action during the Toyota Pro-Celebrity race in Long Beach, Calif., on April 13.
Needless to say, it was a great deal of fun. I learned a lot that should make me a far better driver, even if it doesn't help me on the expressway.
It's bad enough that I qualified as one of the slowest in the field. Luckily for me, Patrick Stewart, the well-known actor from "Star Trek: The Next Generation," was slightly slower.
Once the race started, I was able to show my true potential. By the end of an all-too-short episode in my career, I had moved up to the top half.
That's a remarkable accomplishment considering where I started.
For the first time in 26 years of this race, women came in first among both the celebrities and the professionals.
The overall winner was a celebrity, Dara Torres, a nine-medal Olympic swimmer who can wheel a car around a track faster than most racing folks.
The first pro to finish was Danica Patrick, a 20-year-old whiz who is an open-wheel racer.
The pros gave us celebrities a 30-second head start. Although they caught me fairly quickly, they never were able to catch Dara.
Once again, Toyota has to be complimented for its commitment to the Long Beach community as well as to motorsports. Toyota makes it bigger and better every year.
If you really enjoy automobiles, there can't be anything more fun and exciting than putting on a tailored driving suit and making believe that you are a race driver for a few days. Toyota made sure that the dream seemed as real as possible.
The folks at Fast Lane driving school taught us the basics and then some. The folks from Celebrity Source took good care of us. And Toyota's Jim Press and Dave Illingworth were great hosts.
Roger Penske still hasn't called with an offer for next year, since his race cars will be powered by Toyota engines.
But, heck, at least I got to the finish line before my friend, Tom Rudnai, general manager of Longo Toyota in El Monte, Calif. Of course, he had to crash to help me get there first.