INDYCAR Fast Six: What's trending in @INDYCAR from Nov. 15-21

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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 on Twitter, Instagram and more. Check back regularly when we post the latest.

SATO AMONG GQ JAPAN MEN OF THE YEAR

2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato, the first Japanese driver to win the world’s greatest race, is being hailed as one of GQ Japan’s men of the year. Thanksgiving is coming, so we’re grateful for this stylish behind-the-scenes video:

本日はこのような大変名誉ある賞を頂き、ありがとうございました。 https://t.co/u5fWmX7BHx

続いて3人目は、佐藤琢磨さん!ベスト・スポーツマン賞を受賞。

「GQ MEN OF THE YEAR 2017」受賞者を発表中!@TakumaSatoRacer #佐藤琢磨 #gqmoty2017 #MOTYJP #gqjapan

受賞者一覧はこちらhttps://t.co/Y9jW4bIcco pic.twitter.com/kxWcrzuywJ


SHOWING GRATITUDE

On the topic of giving thanks, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are taking to social media to express Thanksgiving wishes and show us who they’ll spend their holiday with.

A post shared by Marco Andretti (@marcoandretti) on

In honor of #ThanksgivingWeek, we’ll be sharing what our drivers are most #thankful for this #holidayseason. Starting with #INDYCAR driver @AlexanderRossi 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/DY2sNRMBQC

I’m thankful for this amazing life and Family!!Love you team!! 😘 Agradeço pela maravilhosa vida e família!! Amo vcs!😘

A post shared by Helio Castroneves (@heliocastroneves) on


O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!

Before he hunkered down with his family, Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves showed “Young Hollywood” reporter Lesley Robins how he relaxes in the offseason. They took a peaceful tour of the Fort Lauderdale waterways. This is until the topic of Castroneves’ “Dancing with the Stars” championship came up and the pair decided to try figure-8 moves on the bow of the boat. Nice balancing act!

NBD, just chillen on a boat with 3-time @IndyCar 500 Champ, @h3lio in his Ft. Lauderdale home! Thanks for having us! 🎥☀️🔥 pic.twitter.com/PwqQOCjjo3


CAPTION THIS

When 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi, who drives the No. 98 car for Andretti Autosport, posted a “caption this” photo on Twitter, he got more than a few hilarious responses. We took a vote and this, from @webmaster_rags, wins:

Mama said I can go anywhere I want with these magic shoes. pic.twitter.com/8lVpOYhO5K


MAINTAIN, DON’T GAIN

Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud is well known for his love of food and wine, so when we see this, we figure the Frenchman is getting his workouts in early before a good, old-fashioned American Thanksgiving feast.

When people think I m on vacation hahahaha and I m Getting ready for the 2018 @indycar season in #rocky #balboa style! Thanks @officialslystallone for the motivation training! #nopainnogain #lifestyle #training #fitness

A post shared by Simon Pagenaud (@simonpagenaud) on


WEAR YOUR TUTU TO THE TRACK

The internet exploded last week when Danica Patrick announced plans to run the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 before retiring next year. Apparently, this little girl’s heart exploded, too. We hope she packs it up in May and heads to Indianapolis! 

This makes me smile. https://t.co/SUavZId82N

My 2018 race day attire. This is "tutu" cute! @DanicaPatrick should add it to her line! @HomesteadMiami #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/WVPQxirL3L

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