IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe advances to DWTS finale
LOS ANGELES – “Dancing with the Stars” semifinal night was a roaring success for James Hinchcliffe.
Not only did the Verizon IndyCar Series driver get his original partner, Sharna Burgess, back from a knee injury, but he learned they had survived elimination and were headed to the finals of the hit reality show.
On Monday night, Hinchcliffe and Burgess scored 29 out of 30 points for their Argentine tango and a perfect 30 for a jive trio dance that included pro Jenna Johnson, who had substituted for the recovering Burgess the previous two weeks. With that cumulative 59 out of a possible 60 total points, Hinchcliffe was in second place for the night. Gymnast Laurie Hernandez was in first place after receiving a perfect 60 for her two dances with partner Val Chmerkovskiy.