INDYCAR Fast Six: What's trending in @IndyCar from Oct. 19-25


INDYCAR’s “Fast Six” is a report derived from all things found online about Verizon IndyCar Series racing, its drivers and people. We seek and find pics and quips as INDYCAR drivers live their extraordinary lives and put the evidence into tweets, Instagrams and more. Check back regularly when we post the latest.

A little bit country

We didn’t know Josef Newgarden had pipes, but from the looks of his Twitter feed, he does. Team Penske’s newest addition was apparently visiting his Tennessee hometown last weekend and dropped by Nashville mainstay Twelfth and Porter for some country music, as you do in Music City. His singer-songwriter pal, Clayton Anderson, was on stage and fun-loving Newgarden took a turn in the spotlight.

He goes fast and sings some country music! Shoutout to my pal and fav @IndyCar driver @josefnewgarden for rocking w/ us last nite #nashville

50: It’s the new 40

Beloved former Indy car driver Alex Zanardi turned 50 last weekend and got some social media shout-outs from a few big names in the paddock, including his former team owner, Chip Ganassi.

Happy Birthday to the one the only @lxznr

Mutual admiration society

When Alexander Rossi tweeted his admiration for James Hinchcliffe’s performance on “Dancing with the Stars” this week, Hinch shot back his own compliment, leaving us feeling good and dreaming of May.

@AlexanderRossi @IndyCar @DancingABC ya but you won the Indy 500, so you're kinda my hero.

Tony Kanaan as Ironman

All the talk of heroes makes us think of Tony Kanaan, who completed his latest Ironman last weekend in Miami and let us know via Instagram.

🇺🇸 Kit and bike are ready to go for the #Miami703. Huge thanks to my sponsors for all the support! @trekraceshop for the blazing fast (and beautiful) Speed Concept, @ismseat for making my life easier on top of the bike, @enduraofficial for the kick-ass gear, @hokaoneone for the amazing running shoes, @hbbrasil for the sunglasses and @CeramicSpeed for the go fast (er) parts! 🇧🇷 Agora tá tudo no jeito pro Meio Ironman de Miami. Agradecimentos de sempre aos meus patrocinadores 👉🏼Trek pela máquina, HB pela linha de óculos, ISM pelos melhores selins que existem, Endura pela roupa, Hoka pelos tênis e CeramicSpeed pelos ingredientes secretos nos rolamentos! #TrekBikes #ISMSeat #Endura #HokaOneOne #Jointheadrenaline

A photo posted by Tony Kanaan (@tkanaan) on

🇺🇸 My #Miami703 time was 5:08:22. Tomorrow I'll announce the two winners for the @hokaoneone shoes! 🇧🇷 Meu tempo total no 70.3 de Miami foi 5:08:22. Amanhã vou anunciar os dois vencedores dos #HokaOneOne! Valeu galera!

A photo posted by Tony Kanaan (@tkanaan) on

Gold Coast racing gone wild

Indianapolis 500 driver Matt Brabham finished third in the Stadium Super Trucks series last weekend in his homeland of Australia at the popular Gold Coast street circuit. He also gave himself and a camera operator more than they bargained for when he didn’t exactly stick the landing on one jump.

Finished 3rd on the podium yesterday in the @TraxxasRacing Truck. Had few close calls like this one, happy with a podium.

21: It’s the new 15

Anyone who has seen 21-year-old Indy Lights driver Zach Veach knows he doesn’t look his age, which can occasionally cause problems. Consider this week, when he was minding his own business in the exit row on a flight:

Annnddd I just got asked if I was at least 15 because I'm sitting in an exit row... Just when I thought I was looking older. Haha

Don’t worry, Zach. This, too, shall pass and when it does, you’ll miss it. 

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