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Josef Newgarden pre-Indy 500 video continues to haunt

May 28, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

Screen shot of Josef Newgarden in "Veins of Milk" Screen shot of Josef Newgarden in "Veins of Milk"

It’s been three days and one of the most haunting IndyCar videos we’ve ever seen is, well, still haunting us.

IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden was part of a pre-race promotional video about the Indianapolis 500 that focused on one of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing’s greatest traditions: the celebratory swig of milk by the winner of the 500.

So far, so good.

Newgarden then takes a drink from a regular glass of milk and starts daydreaming about winning Indy.

So far, so good, again.

But that’s when things get weird – really weird.

In short order, Newgarden’s daydream promptly changes to a conglomeration nightmare of crashes, a bathtub full of milk, Indy 500 winners guzzling milk in victory lane and a woman (at least we think it is) running around in a decidedly full-rubber bondage suit (we’re still trying to figure out where that ties into the rest of the video).

Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. was left scratching his head about the video, pumping out a few tweets while watching it before going out a few hours later to race in NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600.



About the only other kinds of videos we can even draw the slightest comparison to — and they’re all rather mundane compared to this out-there one — are Billy Joel’s “Pressure,” Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” and Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health.”

If you haven’t seen the video, unofficially nicknamed “Veins of Milk,” click on it below – if you dare.

But be forewarned, you may have night terrors and wake up drenched in a pool of sweat for the next few days.

And even if you don’t, you’ll probably never look at milk the same way again.

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  1. Jeff - May 28, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Inappropriate, but then everybody seems to want to appeal to the lowest common denominator, so this is what we get. I am saddened any IndyCar driver agreed to this, and especially Newgarden.

  2. indycar02 - May 28, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    probably never look at milk the same way again. lets hope so (like i said before), milk is for baby cows, no species past infancy drinks milk. im suprised 100 + years on the indy 500 winner STILL drinks cows milk, tradition can still work, just drink non-dairy. rice, coconut, soy, flax, or almond milk ( do they STILL believe the world is flat (, im SURE newgarden does, sarah needs to let him go.

  3. averagelifer - May 29, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Uhhhh, what?!??!?

  4. testover6370 - May 29, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Still better than Danica strutting around with a pouty face.

  5. bell1571 - May 29, 2014 at 6:55 AM

    Cleo, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, don’t bathe in milk, DRINK IT!

    • indycar02 - May 29, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      what dont you understand about my message?!?…. i explaned it simply didnt i ?….. are your ARTERIES allready clogged up, so thats why everyone thumbs down me (shakes head!).

  6. penskefan - May 29, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    My wife and I watched the video and we believe it to be bizarre to say the least. We were very surprised that such a good person as Josef Newgarden involved in something so bizarre.

    • indycar02 - May 29, 2014 at 9:27 PM

      penskefan, yes me to, i dont think he needs help (?). but he needs to be carefull so next time he doesnt get carried away and lose it. after all, this is indycar N O T !… stick n ball sports.

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