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Published On July 5, 2016 » 1775 Views» By Cathy Kightlinger »

Reppin’ the red, white and blue

Independence Day celebrations brought about all sorts of American sentiment and with an off weekend on the schedule, Verizon IndyCar drivers had time for some rest and relaxation.

Graham Rahal made sure to dress the part while in the Lake Tahoe area, right down to a pair of red, white and blue shoes, and took to social media to share his patriotism.

Into each life some rain must fall

It was a dreary Fourth of July in Indianapolis, but that didn’t stop Conor Daly’s good time. Instead of fireworks, Daly and his family created a massive slip ‘n slide.

Sky rockets in flight

It wasn’t raining over the lake where Marco Andretti was celebrating so, with a little fancy camera work and some fireworks, he made the Twittersphere dizzy:

Made in America

Charlie Kimball’s post was simple: “Always proud to wear the red, white and blue.”

Happy Independence Day weekend, everyone! Always proud to wear the red, white & blue. #fourthofjuly

A photo posted by @charliekimball on

He the North

Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe was feeling patriotic, too, albeit on Canada Day (July 1) so he did some reppin’ of his own by throwing out the first pitch at the Toronto Blue Jays game. He also suggested that we all toss back a few maple syrup shots. We’ll let The Mayor show us the proper technique.

Happily Ever After

Kiwi Scott Dixon and his family spent their off week back in Elkhart Lake, Wis., toasting a friend’s wedding. Dixon’s daughters Poppy and Tilly served as flower girls. The photo is way too gorgeous not to share.


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.