This year two youngsters made a special request to Santa for a unique addition to a family tradition. They wanted to invite a special guest to join them at the movies, and this year their family planned to watch Star Wars. Who was this special guest? None other than INDYCAR’s newest full-time driver, Conor Daly. And along the way, they granted Daly an even more special gift from his INDYCAR wish-list: the Indianapolis Star’s 2015 Indy 500 Starting Grid.
These young IndyCar fans asked me to see Star Wars w/them 4 Christmas. They surprised me w/somethin I wanted most! pic.twitter.com/D7Zvg2ogtC
— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) December 24, 2015
Santa brought team owner and former INDYCAR driver, Bryan Herta, a Big Wheel and on Christmas morning he was already catching some major speed. Herta’s proven to be a successful INDYCAR and Global RallyCross team owner, but is this an indication he’s about to break into tricycle racing? We’re willing to wait and see:
Surely someone like Graham Rahal received some impressive gifts from Santa Claus, but what more could he want with a beautiful Christmas morning sunrise like this one?
Merry Christmas from Lake Tahoe. Absolutely beautiful. pic.twitter.com/V4pFdKhOmK
— Graham Rahal (@GrahamRahal) December 26, 2015
It’s no secret that motorsports has become a family tradition for Ryan and Beccy Hunter-Reay, but now the youngest Hunter-Reay’s are taking their love for fast cars to another level. Enter Hot Wheels. Just wait until LEGOs enter the picture, RHR.
Josef Newgarden is Team Chevy through and through. We still aren’t sure where he found this “vintage” ride, or what Santa left him under this slightly balding evergreen, but considering how unseasonably warm Christmas day was in Nashville, Newgarden’s hometown, we hope he woke up to some upgraded wheels:
And finally, in this week’s nod to the cute kids of INDYCAR, check out this adorable video of the Scott Dixon’s children leaving out milk and cookies for Mr. Claus courtesy of Emma Davies-Dixon’s Instagram:
✨✨✨ just adore our sweet girls ..Poppy .. Tilly Willow xxx @scottdixon9 A video posted by Emma Davies-Dixon (@emmadaviesdixon) on