As drivers wrapped up on-track action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway until Carb Day, they hit the road. From Chicago to New York and Dallas-Fort Worth, they went looking for fans, television interviews and good food.
They catalogued it all using #Indy500MediaDay. Things got a little weird.
Spoiler alert: It's Chicago.
Josef Newgarden really nailed this one. So fast. So clever.
Oriol Servia, meanwhile, made himself at home at a Billy Goat Tavern. It didn't take him long to get tired of cooking burgers and shift to shouting out Bill Murray.
Because of course the Spaniard wanted to give a shout out to the man emblazoned on the side of his Indianapolis 500 helmet.
Pippa Mann and Kyle Kaiser had a slightly more low-key trip to Cincinnati. Mann, who was bumped from the Indy 500 in 2018, enjoyed hanging out with Kaiser, whose absurd effort to survive Bump Day last weekend took the racing world by storm.
Former Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato cracked open some milk in Columbus.
Meanwhile, down in Texas, Charlie Kimball threw a little shade at Ed Carpenter.
He had a heartfelt meeting with an old Indianapolis 500 fan on his way home. We're not crying, you are.
Conor Daly's trip to Ohio was very fun, if not factually accurate.
One might say his Indy 500 Media Day trip was the ... bomb.
Graham Rahal nearly got himself in trouble with dad during his Detroit trip.
Some of the rookies raced up to Fort Wayne, Indiana. But things got pretty intense before they moo-ved out of Indianapolis.
On his way back to Indianapolis from Kentucky, JR Hildebrand made a stop at Speedway and paid for a fan's gas. What a guy.
The real fun on this trip took place before Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay ever left the airport. They found Jesus and milkshakes.
The trip, though, was well worth the wait.
Simon Pagenaud slow-danced his way to St. Louis, where he surprised us with a history lesson.
Sebastien Bourdais and James Davison crashed Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice. We promise, those helmets are designed to go much, must faster.
While James Hinchcliffe was visiting Toronto, he was clearly a little jealous of Conor Daly getting donuts from Tim Horton's.
Last but not least, last year's Indy 500 winner made a trip to the nation's capital. Will Power visited the Australian Ambassador and the White House. His car made quite the appearance, too.