Mario Andretti among those in racing world watching USA-Russia this morning

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This morning’s USA-Russia Men’s Hockey game in the Sochi Winter Olympics was crazy.

And its draw included those in the racing world, including the one and only racing legend, Mario Andretti.

Andretti tweeted at the start and then after the game, when T.J. Oshie’s final goal went in during the shootout to deliver the USA a victory 3-2 over the Russians.

Not the first time Andretti’s used the word “amazeballs” in a tweet, either.

Some of the other tweets from those in the racing world watching the game include…

Newgarden fastest as Castroneves returns in weather-shortened Barber test

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The Verizon IndyCar Series took to Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday for an open test, with 24 entries tackling the 2.38-mile road course.

Weather intervened in the afternoon, preventing nearly the entire field from going out, but the weather held off during the morning enough for one session to be run in its entirety.

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden led the way, with a quick lap of 1:07.979, ahead of Team Penske teammates Will Power and Helio Castroneves. For Castroneves, this marked his first IndyCar outing of 2018.

Helio Castroneves was back in an IndyCar on Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo: IndyCar

Sporting the Pennzoil “yellow submarine” paint scheme, Castroneves turned 41 laps around Barber in the morning session, with a quick lap of 1:08.315. He was also the only driver to venture out on track in the afternoon, completing eight laps.

The Dale Coyne Racing duo of Sebastien Bourdais and Zachary Claman De Melo completed the top five.

Results are below.