INDYCAR Fast Six: What's Trending in @INDYCAR from March 22-28


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.


Add “host of cheerleader auditions” to James Hinchcliffe’s already impressive resume of pop culture achievements. In helping the Indianapolis Colts pick their 2017 cheer squad, Hinchcliffe reminded us how much fun it was to watch him almost win the “Dancing with the Stars” Mirrorball Trophy last fall, too.

OMG dance battles 😂@Hinchtown @AlexanderRossi @beckydalts @ClaytonAnderson @MatthiasFarley #SparkleForTheShoe

Safe to say @Hinchtown still has those @DancingABC moves.

Hinchcliffe wasn’t the only representation from the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock. Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi and Hinch’s girlfriend, actress Becky Dalton, served as judges for the cheerleading competition.

Celebrity judges @AlexanderRossi & @beckydalts preparing for the @ColtsCheer showcase! #SparkleForTheShoe

And they wound up with a good crew of talented women to cheer on the hometown team this season.

Vets, welcome home. Rookies, welcome to the @NFL!

📷 First Dance:

Mothering Sunday

INDYCAR's international set is often reminded of holiday celebrations that aren’t on American calendars. This week, some in the Verizon IndyCar Series tweeted and Instagrammed tributes to their mums for Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom, and we got to see where those racing genes came from.

Happy Mothers Day Mum ❤️
Here is to eating so much roast lunch I get those rolls back in my arms!@nadinechilton

Did you know that America and the UK have #MothersDay on different days? Today is UK mums day, and to celebrate, here is a rare pic of the most amazing woman, who raised me to be the independent minded, strong, determined, and occasionally pain in the backside in pursuit of my goals woman that I turned out to be. I hope that one day I can make her as proud of me as I am of her. || Side note: she hates social media, so if she sees this photo, and you never hear from me again, she's probably had me hung, drawn, and quartered... 🙈🙊😂 || #LoveYouMum #LikeMotherLikeDaughter #Inspiration #RoleModel #Family

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Happy 🇬🇧 Mother's Day! Especially to my beautiful,kind and loving Mum. I miss you everyday...your my absolute favorite women in the world. Love you 💓

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Dog fight

Relaxing at home last weekend, Verizon IndyCar Series champ Simon Pagenaud was surrounded by scuffles, professional and otherwise.

Watching @ufc waiting for @RondaRousey return fight! Meanwhile ... #ufc #wrestling #weekend #dog #show #indycar #teamSP

@Petetheplanner: Go fund Pippa’s Indy 500

It takes a lot money to run an entry in the Indianapolis 500. So Peter Dunn, an Indianapolis INDYCAR fan known as “Pete the Planner” because he’s a personal finance adviser, is running a Go Fund Me campaign in support of Pippa Mann, who announced Tuesday plans to enter the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with Dale Coyne Racing. We hope to see Pete on Pippa’s car in May!

Help me support Pippa's effort!!

Stranger things

Following his attempt at becoming an “America Ninja Warrior,” AJ Foyt Racing's Conor Daly spent time on the couch watching science fiction and thinking about magic.

I had a chance to finish #StrangerThings today. Now spending another day wishing I had super powers. Dang it

Grass roots

Marco Andretti apparently likes the feel of grass between his toes. Promoting the warm-weather vibe, the Andretti Autosport driver ordered a pair of grass flip-flops. We hope the unique fashion statement is coming soon to an INDYCAR race near us!

Ordered. Lmao.

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