INDYCAR Fast Six: What's Trending in @INDYCAR from May 17-23


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.

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Apparently, no one told Fernando Alonso about the 6 a.m. race day wake-up call at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wait until he finds out what they use as an alarm clock. #cannon #codebrown

ICYMI: @AlexanderRossi spoke to the media following pole day about the 6am race day wake-up call, which was news to @alo_oficial #Indy500

“That handprint.”

The unsinkable James Hinchcliffe passed Sunday’s IMS rain delay watching “Titanic” with bro-mantic interest Alexander Rossi. Fortunately, Hinch’s motorcoach couch — unlike the famous floating door in the movie — had room for them both.

.@AlexanderRossi and I getting through the rain delay like...

Buckeye Nation

Graham Rahal was slightly starstruck on Indianapolis Colts rookie day at IMS when former Ohio State safety Malik Hooker popped into his pit box. “He’s gonna be a stud here!” Rahal tweeted of Hooker’s future in Indy. Takes one to know one, Graham!

Big @OhioStateFB fan @GrahamRahal finally meets @MalikHooker24 at the @IMS.


Conor Daly took abuse from wrestling icon “Nature Boy” Ric Flair during Indy 500 media day in New York City. Expect a rematch on Sunday, when Flair serves as special emcee at the Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light during this year’s running of the Indianapolis 500.

That time @RicFlairNatrBoy grabbed @ConorDaly22 by the collar. Woooooooooo!!!!!!! #indy500 cc @Indy500SnakePit!!!

Vasser puts on big-boy pants

Flight attendants on their trip from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia back to the United States accidentally swapped retired Indy car driver Jimmy Vasser’s complimentary jammies with Tommy Kendall’s. Fortunately, the drivers — in Saudi Arabia to participate in the Race of Heroes (along with Townsend Bell) — sorted it all out.

Came close to having to subdue this unruly passenger

Bourdais on track

Nothing witty to say here. Just more grateful than ever to know that Sebastien Bourdais is going to be OK following his horrific crash during qualifying. We love you, Seb.

So great to see my crew! @DaleCoyneRacing

From the fans