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.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY!
Will Power and wife, Liz, welcomed their Christmas-week baby, Beau, and told the Twitterverse all about it in a series of posts that included a bit of driving humor.
Most amazing experience of my life. Best Xmas present you could ask for. Beau William… https://t.co/EAtGskr0C2
Beau's first time in a car...hope he likes my driving 🙏🏻 https://t.co/FLHL4z7l2A
Most amazing experience of my life. Best Xmas present you could ask for. Beau William Power...9lbs 4 oz 21 inches long-big boy
A photo posted by Will Power (@12willpower) on
Conor Daly’s racer mom, Beth, who is married to Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles, gets on the gift-giving podium for this present:
My Mom got me a helmet signed by all my competitors from my 1st season 😂 thanks fellow drivers #MerryChristmas everyone! pic.twitter.com/0sWERaZKU0
TRASH THE SUIT?
Charlie Kimball and wife, Kathleen, maybe started a new holiday tradition with a series of videos documenting their Christmas preparations in Indianapolis. Whether Kimball’s super-bright holiday suit should return to the Internet is already up for debate.
@IndyCar @charliekimball dear God, that suit pic.twitter.com/0dGJ0VAApD
Haha, excellent response gif! 👍 https://t.co/7WA3UtNuPP
In case you forgot about the look they’re discussing, here’s a peek:
Ever the competitor, @charliekimball believes he can wrap a gift faster and better than his talented wife Kathleen.https://t.co/Ty7hU9Kgn7
A WHITE (POST) CHRISTMAS
At home in Lake Tahoe, Alexander Rossi was suited up, too, and posted this gorgeous Instagram image:
Bluebird day @squawalpine. Merry Christmas ya filthy animals. 📸x @jacobwarwick
A photo posted by Alexander Rossi (@alexanderrossi) on
BACK AT WORK
There’s no better time than the holidays to overindulge in, well, everything. But French foodie Simon Pagenaud inspired us all when took some time this week to work off a few hundred calories.
Burning the Christmas food delights this am with Coach in our favorite cold and ruthless Gym. #RockyBalboa #fitness #indycar pic.twitter.com/03QijO0C3X
BACK ON TRACK
With the Race Of Champions a few short weeks away on Jan. 21-22 in Miami, drivers are looking forward to getting back on track. When James Hinchcliffe and Helio Castroneves show up, though, there will also be some surprises. ROC is offering opportunities for racers to apply to be their teammates.
Looking ever-so Canadian (wearing not so much as one “Dancing with the Stars” rhinestone), Hinchcliffe explained it all in this video:
If you think you can beat the best on Earth, enter to be my teammate in the @RaceOfChampions! https://t.co/edwGT5fDmw
Who wants to race at #ROCMiami with the Mayor of @Hinchtown? Sign up now! https://t.co/KXkPEzZRnb #ROCFactor pic.twitter.com/mFgMR0HAGh