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.

The past week focused on feasting and football, it seems. So we followed that theme.

 

Thanksgiving, INDYCAR-style

The INDYCAR community took time to be thankful for all the blessings of the past year and to partake in some of the more traditional celebrations surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday in America.

Even the cartoon version of Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe got into the spirit by inviting fellow cartoon Verizon IndyCar Series drivers over for dinner.

Just trying to figure out this whole American Thanksgiving thing! Are we on the right track?!
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Happy Thanksgiving, America! pic.twitter.com/777aNChE7K

It didn’t go unnoticed that there was a reserved seat at the kids’ table for a particular driver.

Come on guys, is Conor really that bad?

Yes

It’s not thanksgiving without you, buddy!

Carving up the competition

Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, from France, also fully embraced the American holiday but appeared a little too keen about the traditional carving of the turkey.

Making the most of poor Turkey Tom’s last moments... Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! #RIP ⚰️🦃

A post shared by Simon Pagenaud (@simonpagenaud) on

Thanksgiving hangover cures

The post-Thanksgiving after-effects were varied. Charlie Kimball and his family chose to #OptOutside at Indianapolis’ Fort Harrison State Park in support of the Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources’ free admission offer to any state park, reservoir or state forest recreation area.

#blackfriday was a success. Great weather to #optoutside and enjoy @indianadnr Fort Ben!

A post shared by Charlie Kimball (@charliekimball) on

Based on Spencer Pigot’s Instagram post, he opted to enjoy fully enjoy the leftovers along with memories of a successful race at Iowa Speedway for Ed Carpenter Racing.

#Repost @indycar Digging into the leftovers like ・・・ . . #leftovers #thanksgiving

A post shared by Spencer Pigot (@spencerpigot) on

Pigskin, pigskin and more pigskin

Several INDYCAR drivers opted to enjoy another Thanksgiving tradition: football!

New Era hosted Harding Steinbrenner Racing rookie drivers Colton Herta and Patricio O’Ward, along with their driver coach Al Unser Jr., at the Buffalo Bills game, where they met up with legendary Bills quarterback Jim Kelly.

Cool to meet Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly @neweracap Field @buffalobills •••• Padre conocer a Jim Kelly QB de los @buffalobills 1986-1996

A post shared by Patricio O’Ward (@patriciooward) on

Hanging with The Legend of the Buffalo Bills!!! Jim Kelly!🏁 pic.twitter.com/rxrugl3WKx

Herta took in the whole Buffalo tailgating experience with the “Bills Mafia.”

Craziest people I’ve ever seen! I was on the van far left spraying the ketchup. Bills Mafia are insane, some of the most fun I’ve ever had was at the @buffalobills game! Thank you @NewEraCap pic.twitter.com/eRlJRRV2KK

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports sponsor Arrow Electronics played host to driver Robert Wickens and his fiancée, Karli Woods, at a Broncos game in Denver.

Just a couple of Broncos fans! Thank you #arrowelectronics for the great time yesterday!

A post shared by Robert Wickens (@robertwickens) on

And, of course, Graham Rahal lent his unwavering and vocal support to his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes from afar for their annual rivalry game with Michigan.

A wonderful day to be a #Buckeye, wear the prettiest ugly sweater ever, and cheer on my beloved team w/ my wife @courtneyforce & my boy @arrowthemalamute!

A post shared by Graham Rahal (@grahamrahal) on

Rahal eventually made it off the couch from his home and to the Los Angeles Coliseum with friends and family to watch unbeaten Notre Dame battle with University of Southern California.

Full day of football yesterday, finishing it off with another great rilvalry game - ND vs. USC. First time to the Coliseum, very cool place, we will be back soon!

A post shared by Graham Rahal (@grahamrahal) on

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

While there may still be leftovers in the fridge, it’s time to get ready for the next holiday celebration. Although, it appears that someone might have had too much turkey. Marco Andretti seems to be lagging a bit.

Me pretending to help Marta with the cabin tree. 🌲 #therunoff

A post shared by Marco Andretti (@marcoandretti) on

What comes after Christmas?

New Year’s? Well, yes. But Conor Daly is a bit more excited about another winter classic that follows. Just hoping he doesn’t think hearing “chili” means there is food involved.

Looks like I’m going dirt racing again. Getting #ChiliBowl ready 🇺🇸 can’t wait! https://t.co/hxDLMpZwfk

From the fans