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.
Simon goes to the ESPYS
Verizon IndyCar Series Champ Simon Pagenaud is up for an ESPY July 12. So, Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves and Pagenaud’s lovable Jack Russell Terrier are working to get out the vote. Speaking of, you, too, can cast a ballot: http://www.espn.com/espys/story/_/page/voting22/best-driver.
Castroneves dusted off his lucky yellow suit (worn the day in 2007 when he won “Dancing with the Stars” with partner Julianne Hough) for a video encouraging ESPY votes for Simon.
.@h3lio knows a thing or 2 about how #INDYCAR fan votes make a difference.
Vote for @SimonPagenaud to win: https://t.co/w5y2ozodse | @ESPYs pic.twitter.com/CPdpvdZ027
Norman, Simon’s celebrity pooch, was stumping for votes at Road America last weekend and got some press from USA Today: http://sports.usatoday.com/2017/06/25/simon-pagenauds-dog-campaigns-for-espy-award/.
During the #KohlerGP, @NormanPagenaud is busy campaigning with fans to vote for me in the #ESPY awards! Vote here: https://t.co/b3ot9Vd5N3 pic.twitter.com/0c0hTuX8wE
The whole INDYCAR community seems to love racing at Road America, but Josef Newgarden had an extra good weekend, finishing a close second to Scott Dixon, winner of the KOHLER Grand Prix. We can almost hear Newgarden whistling a John Denver tune from his car.
✌️ RA 2017.@team_penske | @indycar | #CantStop
Photo ✖️ @emotiveimage pic.twitter.com/UMtNo6NsYL
Touchdown pass, INDYCAR-style
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley didn’t know much about Indy car racing when he showed up at Road America for his ride in the two-seat race car with Mario Andretti. But Australian Will Power, who didn’t know much about the Packers, spent a few hours with Hundley. Afterward, their respective social media feeds showed new understanding and more: an amazing throw into a moving pace car from Hundley, who returned for the race on Sunday with his camera.
ICYMI: Watch as @12WillPower & @BrettHundley17 compare notes on driving and football. 💨 https://t.co/gFgkYxu7L2
📸 Just your casual photographer pic.twitter.com/C8Ou6ubBum
Dixon’s British wife, Emma, was traveling in Europe when he won the KOHLER Grand Prix, so she celebrated from afar and tweeted the happy video:
Thank u 4 all the lovely messages twitter fam..super happy for Scotty and the team💓@rachelbogle you read my mind😉🥂🍾 pic.twitter.com/MqW7Tpc8mu
Just in time
Mikhail Aleshin ran into travel trouble after racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France and barely made it to Elkhart Lake for the KOHLER Grand Prix. The adventure was probably nerve-racking, but it created fun posts.
Biggest little fan
Young fans make everybody happy and Sophia, for sure, tugged on Alexander Rossi’s heart strings with this post:
@FollowAndretti @AlexanderRossi @NAPARacing Wishing you the best of luck tomorrow @roadamerica From your biggest fan Sophia. #KohlerGP pic.twitter.com/hkmkXYRC2e
This is quite possibly one of the best things I've ever seen. Please give her my best. https://t.co/6txQilra7H