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.
For the second year in a row, Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal and sports television personality Rich Eisen made a wager on the Ohio State-Michigan football game.
Under terms of the bet, Michigan man Eisen would have to don Ohio State gear and spell out the "O" in "Ohio" in his social media avatar for two weeks if the Rahal's Buckeyes beat the Wolverines. Rahal’s team won 30-27 in double overtime, so Tuesday, Eisen made good on his promise.
The man @richeisen lived up to our bet. Looking great in the scarlet and grey Rich! @OhioStateFB @11W @RichEisenShow https://t.co/0py01QTUUl
CHRISTMAS TREE HUNTING: INDYCAR STYLE
Now that James Hinchcliffe is home after his stint on “Dancing with the Stars,” he’s gotten into the Christmas spirit. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver chopped down his first Christmas tree. No fake trees for the Mayor.
Cut down my first Xmas tree today! Only a little guy since we are out of town for the big day itself. Felt very Clark Griswold. pic.twitter.com/9jhnnFjhm3
Meanwhile, Scott Dixon and his family chose a little bigger tree and may have needed a lumberjack to take it down.
Anyone got a chainsaw 😤 this bad boy Big 💪🏻 #armpump pic.twitter.com/EB8N2Hyl51
Marco Andretti is on his annual trip with actors and friends Ludacris and Larenz Tate. The group and their significant others have ventured to The Bahamas this year. The only thing that seems to be missing is Kevin Hart. Where's Kevin? Filming Jumanji in Hawaii.
The Bahamas. #oceancrusaders. @Martakrupa @LarenzTate @Ludacris @LeToyaLuckett pic.twitter.com/vvHUQV6Emz
Also in vacation mode is 2016 series champ Simon Pagenaud, who spent a lazy Sunday hanging out with his pup, Norman.
Sunday napping time @NormanPagenaud ?? Haha! #relaxing #dog pic.twitter.com/w98Jt5xTT0
FOOD, FAMILY AND FOOTBALL
Thanksgiving is about three things – family, food and football. Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles and AJ Foyt Racing's Conor Daly seemed to have all three this year.
The Thanksgiving Day Football traditions continued again in'16. & nobody got hurt! pic.twitter.com/okay9OXGf6