The season finale of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series takes place this weekend however before the final race in Sonoma, there is premiere. Dancing With The Stars has its first show tonight on ABC with a very special cast member.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe who drives the No.5 Arrow Honda trades in his race boots for some dancing shoes tonight as he takes to the stage with his professional dance partner Sharna Burgess.

The Mayor is not the first Verizon IndyCar Series driver to take part in Dancing with the Stars as Helio Castroneves competed twice and won the competition in 2007.

Speaking following the announcement that he would be a contestant on the show, the Mayor of HinchTown commented by saying:

Well, I can honestly say this will rank just above the Indy 500 as one of the most nerve-wracking things that I’ve ever agreed to do, Normally I’m used to working under pressure in front of a live audience, but I can’t see them, so this should be a totally new experience for me and especially as someone with no ability to dance whatsoever.

Dancing With the Stars airs on tonight on ABC at 8/7c

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