Get to know: Michael Caruso

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 14/06/2016
  • By Supercars

Ahead of his appearance on Inside Supercars this evening, supercars.com got to know Nissan Motorsport's Michael Caruso. 

A huge soccer fan, ‘Caruse’ dished on the sporting event on his bucket list, and his recent soccer-focussed trip to Milan.

SC: What was the last concert or sporting event you attended?

MC: The UEFA Champions League Final in Milan last month. 

Nissan are a major sponsor of the champions league, and they had 900 corporate guests and I was one of the lucky attendees. I was pretty lucky. 

Do you have a signature dish in the kitchen?

Probably homemade pasta. I actually had it on the weekend, which was pretty good. I like to get the hands dirty and make some fresh pasta for the girls. 

What’s on your bucket list?

Probably a World Cup Final. I wouldn’t mind going to watch a world cup final, it happens every four years so it would be pretty cool to tick off. 

What’s you go-to karaoke song?

Strangers in the night - Frank Sinatra [laughs]. I’m a bit of a Sinatra fan. 

Which current driver, who you haven’t raced with before, would you choose to drive with at Bathurst?

There’s so many good ones. I would probably go with someone that’s a similar height to me, so I don’t have to wear an insert. That limits a lot of the field [laughs]. 

I’m trying to think who’s my height. Who have we got? Lee Holdsworth? Holdsy’s my height, we’ve driven together before, we get on pretty well, we had a good time last time. 

Question from last week’s guest James Moffat – is it true you have to always finish a meal on a savoury dish, not a sweet dish?

It is. It’s very true. I’ve got a weird habit. I like sweet food, but I love savoury more than I love sweet. 

A question for next week’s guest, Will Davison?

What are the pros and cons to living in Queensland, as opposed to Melbourne?

Stay tuned to FOX SPORTS 506 at 7.30pm AEST tonight for Inside Supercars, with more from Caruso, Triple Eight team owner Roland Dane and journalist James Phelps. 

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