INDYCAR's #FastSix is a report that borrows from all things found online about NTT 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.
Pretend for a moment that you are an NTT IndyCar Series driver nearing the end of a ridiculously busy stretch of the schedule with two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May, two in Detroit on the same weekend and then Saturday night under-the-lights racing at Texas Motor Speedway. Not to mention countless sponsor and media obligations. Apart from eat, sleep and race your Indy car, what else could you possibly have time for?
A case of the Blues?
If you are Graham Rahal, fresh off a third-place showing in Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, you return the support that St. Louis Blues players Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko gave you at last year’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline by cheering them on Sunday night in St. Louis for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins.
Oh won’t you stay-eh-eh, just a little bit longer?
If you are Toronto native James Hinchcliffe, not only are you watching the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors battle it out in the NBA Finals, but you are also hoping to sweeten the pot to keep your star player (and upcoming free agent) Kawhi Leonard playing for your hometown team. Since Mario Andretti already gave Leonard a two-seater Indy car ride a few years ago at Sonoma Raceway, what else can an NTT IndyCar Series driver offer as incentive? How about a year-long ride on board with Hinchcliffe?
Spending time by the pool (table)
If you are Marco Andretti, you enjoy the very original gift you just got from your grandfather as a thank you for sporting a throwback paint scheme at the Indy 500 to honor the 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s 1969 Indianapolis 500 win. Anyone up for a game of billiards on a 1969 Indy 500 pace car?
Have a head (or hair) banging good time
If you are Colton Herta, you might consider getting in some practice with your band the Zibs. Music therapy certainly might help with some of the frustrations from a rough stretch of races for the Harding Steinbrenner Racing rookie driver.
Give a helping hand
If you are Dale Coyne Racing rookie Santino Ferrucci, after a seventh-place finish and rookie of the year honors in the 2019 Indy 500 along with a fourth-place finish at Texas, you want to get back into your car as quickly as possible and will do ANYTHING to speed along the process to make that happen.
Signs you’re an Indy 500 winner
If you are Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske driver and winner of the 2019 Indianapolis 500, the last few weeks have been a bit busier than you might have ever expected. But you still make time when you get an invitation from the White House and, while you’re at it, don’t hesitate to ask team owner Roger Penske to take a photo of you to commemorate the occasion.