Here are the best driver tweets from #Indy500MediaDay ๐Ÿ‘€


As drivers wrapped up on-track action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway until Carb Day, they hit the road. From Chicago to New York and Dallas-Fort Worth, they went looking for fans, television interviews and good food.

They catalogued it all using #Indy500MediaDay. Things got a little weird.


Spoiler alert: It's Chicago.

Iโ€™ll give you 6 guesses where I am. . .

Josef Newgarden really nailed this one. So fast. So clever.


Oriol Servia, meanwhile, made himself at home at a Billy Goat Tavern. It didn't take him long to get tired of cooking burgers and shift to shouting out Bill Murray.

Because of course the Spaniard wanted to give a shout out to the man emblazoned on the side of his Indianapolis 500 helmet.


#cheezborger #indy500qualifying @nbcsnl @BiIIMurray #billygoat @indycar #indianapolis500

#indy500mediaday @BiIIMurray #indianapolis500 @indycar #chicago

#indianapolis500 helmet


Pippa Mann and Kyle Kaiser had a slightly more low-key trip to Cincinnati. Mann, who was bumped from the Indy 500 in 2018, enjoyed hanging out with Kaiser, whose absurd effort to survive Bump Day last weekend took the racing world by storm.

One more stop! @WLWT with my buddy @KyleKRacing, filming for this weekend! And I thought my #Indy500 qualifying weekend was stressful... ๐Ÿ˜ณ #IndyCar #Indy500MediaDay #InTheShow #ThisIsMay


Former Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato cracked open some milk in Columbus.

Always good seeing you @claywsyx6!

He and @TakumaSatoRacer shared a ๐Ÿฅ› toast.#indy500mediaday
2017 #Indy500 champion

Dallas-Fort Worth

I like seeing @edcarpenter20 in my rear view ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

He had a heartfelt meeting with an old Indianapolis 500 fan on his way home. We're not crying, you are.

It never ceases to amaze me how much Indy means. Dad of @hambonestrivia heard I was going to be in town for my media tour and wanted to personally wish me good luck before the race. He stopped by for quick hello during #indy500mediaday to tell me some of his favorite #Indy500 stories. The more I travel, the more I find everyone has a tie back to the #Indy500 and @indianapolismotorspeedway. Comment below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ with your story and we will randomly pick a winner to send a prize pack to.

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Conor Daly's trip to Ohio was very fun, if not factually accurate.

Here we are in beautiful Dayton, OH! This famous motel was once frequented by Morgan Freeman during the filming of Shawshank Redemption. #Indy500MediaDay @IndyCar #ThisMightNotBeTrue

Continuing our tremendous journey through Dayton, we have arrived at the very first Canadian donut production facility in all of North America. #Indy500MediaDay #MightNotBeTrue (*cough* @Hinchtown ) @IndyCar @IMS

One might say his Indy 500 Media Day trip was the ... bomb.

Bomb suit. Your move @simonpagenaud #Indy500MediaDay #SuitedAndBooted


Graham Rahal nearly got himself in trouble with dad during his Detroit trip. 


Fort Wayne 

Some of the rookies raced up to Fort Wayne, Indiana. But things got pretty intense before they moo-ved out of Indianapolis.

Reality ๐ŸฎโŒโฌ‡๏ธ#Indy500MediaDay | @IndyCar | @IMS

Taking in a VERY special #Indy500 tradition today at the Fastest Rookie Luncheon! ๐Ÿฅ›

Congrats to @ColtonHerta on his fastest rookie honors! #ThisIsMay // #Indy500MediaDay // #WinnersDrinkMilk


On his way back to Indianapolis from Kentucky, JR Hildebrand made a stop at Speedway and paid for a fan's gas. What a guy.

Final stop on today's #Indy500MediaDay - stopped on the way back to surprise my man James Taylor with a $50 @Speedway gift card! Chatted racing for a few mins, we both cant wait for this weekend. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

New York 

The real fun on this trip took place before Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay ever left the airport. They found Jesus and milkshakes.

So @RyanHunterReay and I supposed to be in the air to #NYC. As you can tell...this is not the case. ๐Ÿป #Indy500MediaDay

Wearing a rare @JRHildebrand necklace and eating an exclusive @GrahamRahal milkshake. #Indy500MediaTour #butstillinindy

The trip, though, was well worth the wait.

Here we go. #Indy500MediaDay #ThisIsMay @TimesSquareNYC

St. Louis

Simon Pagenaud slow-danced his way to St. Louis, where he surprised us with a history lesson.

Meet me in St. Louis!๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸปHeading that way for #Indy500MediaDay. Be back soon Indy, but Iโ€™m excited to spread the #Indy500 love ๐Ÿ˜ // @IndyCar @IMS @MenardsRacing @Team_Penske

Did you know #StLouis was founded by French fur traders?? Head to my insta story for an insightful history lesson ๐Ÿ˜‚ Obvi had to get @StLouisBlues swag and bench press the arch while I was here for #Indy500MediaDay! #thisismay

Tampa-St. Petersburg

Sebastien Bourdais and James Davison crashed Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice. We promise, those helmets are designed to go much, must faster.

Look who made a special appearance at @Buccaneers practice today. @BourdaisOnTrack and @JD33Davison are ready to get in some reps ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿ Their speed isnโ€™t just limited to the track! @BN9

#33 @Buccaneers #Indy500MediaDay #thisismay #INDYCAR #Indy500


While James Hinchcliffe was visiting Toronto, he was clearly a little jealous of Conor Daly getting donuts from Tim Horton's.


Yes, the caps lock was intentional, because Timmies rocks. @IMS // @IndyCar // @hondaindy

Washington D.C.

Last but not least, last year's Indy 500 winner made a trip to the nation's capital. Will Power visited the Australian Ambassador and the White House. His car made quite the appearance, too.

Had a full day of events representing @IndyCar in Washington DC for #Indy500MediaDay. Thanks to everyone at the White House and the Australian Ambassador's residence for the great day!

// #ThisIsMay / #INDYCAR / #INDY500 (PR)

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