Fast Six: What's trending in INDYCAR

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Fast Six highlights the best social posts from across the Verizon IndyCar Series. It’ll help you keep up with our extraordinary drivers, teams and alums, and their fast-paced lives.

It's that time of year

Marco Andretti continues a long-standing tradition: For the past eight years, the Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco Andretti and Curb-Agajanian driver has vacationed with comedian Kevin Hart and rapper/actor Ludacris. 2018 was no different as the trio headed to Mexico with their significant others.

8yrs of vacationing with these guys....always a good time with my brothers @ludacris & @marcoandretti #GoodTimesWithGreatPeople #DopePic https://t.co/9tP3bay4dA

🏄🏽‍♂️📍 pic.twitter.com/GLGgLK78J6

Run for the border

Meanwhile, also in Mexico, 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series runner-up Alexander Rossi spent the week preparing for his upcoming run in the SCORE Baja 1000. The 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion is partnering with the Honda Off-Road Racing Team for the 806-mile trek in the Baja California peninsula.

Sorry. This is 65 seconds. But I love it. #baja1000 #hondaoffroad #goattrail pic.twitter.com/cbbgiXvuod

A day to remember

Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power wished his wife, Liz, a happy birthday on Tuesday with a picture of a special smooch on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s yard of bricks following his epic win this past May. Happy birthday, Mrs. Power!

Happy birthday to my beautiful and amazing wife!!🎂 pic.twitter.com/oGNklsIM1v

He’s ba-a-a-a-ack!

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso recently announced his highly-anticipated plans to return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2019 and continue his quest for racing’s Triple Crown by attempting to win the Indianapolis 500 to go with his victories at the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

We’re Back. #mclarenIndy pic.twitter.com/Y1XYKUp1Vb

As you can imagine, fans and drivers quickly sent Alonso their thoughts on the exciting announcement, including INDYCAR’s James Hinchcliffe and 1996 F1 champion Damon Hill, whose father, Graham, is the only driver to win the Triple Crown thus far.

I’ll have a cold six-pack of Hammerdown waiting for you when you get here, @alo_oficial! Good to have you back! https://t.co/kmdI6As958

If Fernando @alo_oficial wins The Indy 500 @IMS in a @McLarenF1 that will be the biggest win in motorsport ever. IMHO. #f1 #indy500 I want to be there to see it too.#beingthere https://t.co/vzEgc6zBY9

O’Ward takes us O’Wayback

A #TBT to keep you humble: As he approaches his first full-time season in the IndyCar Series, Harding Steinbrenner Racing driver and 2018 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion Patricio O’Ward – all of 19 years old – took a trip down memory lane with this Throwback Thursday gram. We’re guessing he was around 5 or 6 here!

#TBT where it all started👶🏻 #2005 •••• #TBT donde empezó todo👶🏻 #2005

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Graham Rahal, the invisible man

#DoYouEvenSeeMe is the question Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver Graham Rahal asked his followers in a stunning photo of him and his wife, NHRA driver Courtney Force, at the drag racing series’ annual awards banquet.

Proud to be standing by her side and celebrating another year in the record books! @nhra banquet by @courtneyforce side tonight. 🔥💪🏻🏁👏🏻 . . #TheRahals #NHRA #BanquetDate #DoYouEvenSeeMe

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