INDYCAR Fast Six: What's trending in @INDYCAR from July 26-Aug. 1

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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.

Is It 2018 Yet?

On Tuesday, Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya tested the new 2018 universal aerodynamic bodywork kit at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, to which both were left speechless on how it drove.

Had so much fun driving the new 2018 @indycar! I realized I had not driven in Mid-Ohio since 2012 and there is nothing better than an Indycar to go around this place. Did 120 trouble free laps, some of them with the colorful @jpmonty2, cars run great close to each other, expect great racing next season 😍🙋‍♂️👊 @hondaracing_hpd @firestoneracing

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Remembering ‘Gentle Giant’ Justin Wilson

On what would have been Justin Wilson’s 39th birthday Tuesday, the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock’s “Gentle Giant” was remembered across social media, showing us a life well lived and his two growing daughters, Jane and Jessica.

Fun day hanging with the girls. Never a dull moment with these two. Tobogganing and Chocolate in memory of JW

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We couldn't let the day go by without remembering @justin_wilson's birthday. We miss one of the kindest and funniest people in racing. pic.twitter.com/uLo4U3fPFa


Because ‘Merica

After his win at Mid-Ohio, Josef Newgarden is topping the points for the Verizon IndyCar Series championship and his fans are clearly celebrating the American success story. 

How glorious. https://t.co/ZJ86Vjw6v5


Meantime, Newgarden is checking out next year’s squeeze.

Headed home. This was my view when leaving the track yesterday. Next years rear end 😎 pic.twitter.com/pGTa5kxV5C


Sign my …

While we’re talking rear ends, we found this snap of Tony Kanaan signing a reserved spot on James Hinchcliffe’s Honda Indy Toronto firesuit. It’s clearly a captionable moment and we think Kanaan’s assistant, Benito Santos, is winning with, “Nice, your suit comes with a zipper in the back.”

🇺🇸 Caption this 👆🏻 😂😂😂 🇧🇷 Faça sua legenda 👆🏻😂😂😂

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Winners drink milk

Ryan Hunter-Reay had a good day Friday at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Ryden, the only one of Hunter-Reay’s three children old enough to have seen his dad win the Indianapolis 500 in 2014, wondered about a drink for his champion.

Ryden- "did Daddy win practice today?" Me- "yes he did!" Ryden- "did he drink the milk?!?" 😂 // @RyanHunterReay @indycar @INDairy


Tire alignment

Just before piloting his own rocket ship in Mid-Ohio, Scott Dixon stopped off in Cleveland at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. We don’t think they have Firestones in space … not yet.

.@indycar drivers @scottdixon9 and @flyinRyanNorman make a pit stop @NASAglenn to see tires we use in space. pic.twitter.com/vEkwsoNapu


Viva la vida

INDYCAR drivers are getting a break before they’re back racing in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Aug. 20. Marco Andretti started his R&R Tuesday with Coldplay at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, along with some well-known racing pals.

Great night at #metlifestadium with @kurtbusch @mrsashleybusch

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From the fans