Fast Six: What's trending in INDYCAR


INDYCAR's #FastSix is a report that borrows from all things found online about NTT IndyCar Series racing, its drivers and people. We find pics, quips and the occasional GIF as INDYCAR drivers live their extraordinary lives and put the evidence on Twitter, Instagram and more. Check back regularly for the latest.

Legend and a Corkscrew

While at one of the new tracks on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule in 2019, Team Penske’s Will Power felt honored that he was able to witness the legendary Corkscrew turn at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with none other than Bryan Herta, the former Indy car driver and now co-owner of Andretti Herta Autosport who’s had his fair share of memorable experience – good and bad – there. (See “The Pass.”)

🤣@12WillPower ran into @BryanHerta during Thursday's track walk at @WeatherTechRcwy. He has some advice about passing in the corkscrew ...#INDYCAR // 🎥: 12WillPower/IG

What means the most

With preseason testing underway for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, travel plays a huge role, including cross-country junkets. Andretti Autosport driver and father of three Ryan Hunter-Reay is no stranger to the back-and-forth travel. Hunter-Reay shared a sweet message on Twitter about surviving a long flight delay after testing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday and arriving just in the nick of time to see his eldest son, Ryden, score a goal in a soccer game the next morning.

Brutal 3hr delay last night at SFO for red eye to make it home in time to catch Ryden’s soccer game. Wheels up 2am PST. Landed 9:50am EST. Taxi to soccer game. As I walked up with bags in hand he scored a goal. #Priceless #prouddad

Smile for the camera

With INDYCAR Spring Training testing comes the annual media day for NTT IndyCar Series drivers. Let’s just say it feels a lot like picture day from elementary school.

Solid media day 👌🏼

Ready to get back to work at @COTA tomorrow! #ArrowDriven | #INDYCAR

First day on the job with @andrettiautosport down in Austin. Feels good to be rocking the @usaf_recruiting @usairforce logo once again! Let’s get to May already. #25 #AllAndretti #USAF #AimHigh #Honda #NewEra #NTT #Indycar

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In case you ever wondered, yes. It is hard to take @12willpower seriously sometimes. 😂 #INDYCAR

That’s a wrap for 2019 #INDYCAR Media Day! Check out our Instagram stories for some #bts extras. And be sure to follow @TonyKanaan & @MatheusLeist to see all the shenanigans from today!

Next up, testing @COTA TOMORROW!!! 👊#ABCSupplyRacing | #TK14 | #ML4

😁 finally on track @cota_official tomorrow! LETS GO! . #IndyCar #COTA #GR15 #15in19 #URRacing 📸 - @allenfarst

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… Plus media day shenanigans

Don’t count on media day to be a calm one. NTT IndyCar Series drivers know how to make the best of their day. Who knew that the rookie for Chip Ganassi Racing, Felix Rosenqvist, was talented outside of driving an Indy car? Check out his walking handstand.

When you finish your last interview for @indycar media day...

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Many drivers took their photo shoot with Firestone tires to the next level. See how a few got creative below.

Continuing the countdown to the 2019 season at @indycar media day. Swipe 👈 to see some shenanigans from Austin! #INDYCAR #Firestone

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Finally, we can’t go through a media day without a classic “caption this” moment. The 2019 edition is brought to you by Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi and Hunter-Reay.

Narrator: "And that was the last time that @AlexanderRossi forgot the heat." #IndyCar #AllAndretti

Rossi raises the Mercury level in INDYCAR

It all started with a mustache, a fake mustache. INDYCAR on NBC posted a candid tweet of Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi posing with the phony caterpillar on his upper lip that led to a chain of tweets responding with lyrics from Queen’s hit song and title of the Oscar-nominated film, “Bohemian Rhapsody” Well played all, well played.

Is this the real life?

It might just be fantasy

This thread is a landslide

Helio’s back

Many fans love seeing three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves back in his yellow Pennzoil Indy car and firesuit, but it looks like his Team Penske teammate, Simon Pagenaud, is the most excited. Especially for the annual Penske Games video series.

Stay tuned for 2019 episodes coming soon.

What’s the best part of @h3lio being with @Team_Penske at @COTA? My singing partner is back! 😂 🎤 #PenskeGames #hulahooponaregularday #indycar

Ready or not, St. Pete is coming

All right, INDYCAR fans, a true sign that the 2019 season is upon us: the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg track build has officially begun. Only 25 days until the first race of the season, but who’s counting? Well, all of us.

Hard hats...ON. Let's get to work 💪#FirestoneGP

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