INDYCAR Fast Six: What's trending in @INDYCAR from Sept. 7-13


When disaster occurs, count on Helio Castroneves to remain positive.

Even when Hurricane Irma threatened his Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home as he prepared for Sunday's championship race in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Castroneves expressed gratitude on social media channels. Seems the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner lost a palm tree in the hurricane but not much else, including his good attitude.

Awww man I loved this palm tree 🌴. Thank god no more extensive damage. Putz eu adorava essa palmeirinha....muita sorte não ter danos na casa! Ufa πŸ˜…

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Tony Kanaan, who evacuated from his home in the village of Key Biscayne (near Miami) as Irma approached, posted a picture of his flooded street adding, "I always wanted to have waterfront property."

As the water lapped at their front steps, Tony and wife found higher ground and U2's Joshua Tree tour in one of their favorite cities, Indianapolis.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ I always wanted to have a waterfront property. Thanks Irma. 😜. πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Sempre quiz morar de frente pra água. Obrigado Irma. #ineedajetski #cademeubote

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Big thanks to Bono U2 and AJ for the invite. With everything going on back home it's nice to unwind for a night πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Muito obrigado Bono U2 e a AJ pelo convite. Com tanta tragédia acontecendo lá em Miami foi bom pra refrescar a cabeça.

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The weather is better in California, where Simon Pagenaud will defend his championship Sunday in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Taking advantage, Pagenaud is swimming and long boarding in the sunshine with his beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Norman.

@normanpagenaud 's Time for #surfing in #socal #dog #nofear

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Meanwhile, points leader, Josef Newgarden, is apparently considering the merits of pop bands as he readies for the race of his career.

Good heavens, NSYNC all the way. I respect the tunes of the other group though.

James Hinchcliffe is just walking in the woods with his lookalike brother, Christopher. We'll see them both in Sonoma!

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Conor Daly is playing games this week. Looks like he's losing at fantasy football but making up for it by golfing and gaming with fans.

Well, every player on my bench is out scoring my starters. Another strong start to the year. Hows your fantasy weekend going πŸ˜‘ #NFL

The thrill of finally putting a ball, in the hole. #Golf #Stuff #LPGA #IWIT #IMS #NotAGolfer photo- @chrisowens πŸ˜‚

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Got to check out the #ForzaMotorsport7 demo today with some new @indycar fans. Always loved @forzamotorsportofficial ! Make sure to pick it up when it comes out because the #4 @ajfoytracing machine will be in the game #Forza #Xbox #Microsoft #indycar #GoProGP

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