Published On July 27, 2016 » 1600 Views» By Cathy Kightlinger »

Summertime … and the livin’ is easy

It’s clear: Max Chilton knows a thing or two about good living. While the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock took a few days off last weekend, Chilton piloted a gorgeous convertible around the English countryside. He wound up on an inflatable swan, too, but we don’t have any details about that.

S W A N • R I D E R

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Meanwhile, back in America, Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly were doing the fan thing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Brickyard 400. The atmosphere was a little different for the IndyCar drivers at the NASCAR race than it was when they raced in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

Daly had an identity crisis but, apparently, karma had something to do with it.

The whole being-at-a-racetrack-without-a-race-car thing had Newgarden confused.

As for Rossi, his journey as the winner of the Indianapolis 500 continues.

Face Swap

Also last week, sports car driver Jordan Taylor found Spencer Pigot’s unlikely doppelganger. No word, so far, from the Ellen camp.

‘Celebrity Family Feud’: INDYCAR drivers vs. Sports Illustrated swimsuit models

Excitement is building to see how the drivers fared playing the new version of the classic game show “Family Feud” against SI’s swimsuit models. As tweets fly, we’re extending race day at The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio because the episode airs 8 p.m. ET July 31 on ABC.



About The Author

Cathy Kightlinger

Cathy Kightlinger began telling stories about Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and their families in 2010 while writing a culture column for The Indianapolis Star. She loves open-wheel racing, popular culture and lifestyle news so she joined the IndyCar staff in 2014 to combine all of those interests. Her blog, #TrackChat, will tell you what happens when drivers get out of their race cars – what they wear, listen to, eat, read, and more. She lives in Indianapolis.