INDYCAR's #FastSix is a report that borrows from all things found online about Verizon IndyCar Series racing, its drivers and people. We find pics, quips and the occasional GIF as INDYCAR drivers live their extraordinary lives and put the evidence on Twitter, Instagram and more. Check back regularly for the latest.
“HI, I’M KEN”
Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden and girlfriend, Ashley Welch, won Halloween with their “Toy Story 3” Ken and Barbie looks. A great costume is all in the accessories. Newgarden’s matching teal ascot and loafers and Welch’s legwarmers/pumps/belt combination were the icing on the proverbial pink plastic cake.
LET’S (NOT) DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN
INDYCAR racetracks got into the holiday spirit by photoshopping drivers’ faces onto famous horror movie posters. Kudos to the creatives at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete and the Honda Indy Toronto. Same to Portland International Raceway for keeping it weird with Alexander Rossi.
INDYCAR’S ITALIAN STALLION
Complete with drawn-on bumps and bruises, Marco Andretti had the eye of the tiger at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, on Halloween night. Andretti’s Rocky Balboa was missing the Mrs. (yo, Adrian, where are you?). Looks like he traded her in for supervillain Poison Ivy as played by Marta Andretti.
A GREAT DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE
The force was with James Hinchcliffe and his little dog this Halloween when they channeled “Star Wars,” showing up on Instagram as the wise Jedi Master Obi-Won Kenobi and an Ewok. Looks like they were hanging out with questionable company, though, in the form of Hinchcliffe’s girlfriend, Becky Dalton, dressed as a Storm Trooper.
Patriot Conor Daly never misses an opportunity to fly the American flag – or wear it – and this Halloween was no different. Here’s Conor hanging out with his pals from Barstool Sports:
HALLOWEEN: IT’S FOR THE KIDS
Everyone knows that drivers are grown-up kids, which explains their skills at dressing up and making believe. But what would a Halloween column be without a look at the paddock’s official trick-or-treat troupe?