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.
Famous photo bomb
When you snap a celeb picture at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, be prepared for surprises. Race car drivers are everywhere and they show up unexpectedly. INDYCAR’s Conor Daly and NASCAR Xfinity driver Ryan Reed photo-bombed their way into this shot of Joe Jonas last weekend taken when Jonas’ band, DNCE, played 400 Fest at the Brickyard.
Four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion and current points leader Scott Dixon celebrated his 37th birthday Saturday and social media was buzzing with well wishes. Fellow driver James Hinchcliffe’s post said it all.
We’re not sure how it happened, but apparently JR Hildebrand gave a pair of newlyweds a lift to their nuptials in his gorgeous, pink 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. We wish them luck and lots of fun retelling that racing story.
Speaking of pretty cars, drivers are atwitter about the new Dallara universal aero kit for 2018, giving new meaning to the concept of “Christmas in July.”
After the first pictures of the 2018 car were published, Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia got a chance to take the new bodywork for a spin around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. They weren’t mad about it.
Meanwhile, Marco Andretti is anticipating this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio with this captionable snap.