IndyCar stars past and present unite at Andretti house (PHOTOS)

Associated Press

This isn’t really so much a post but more a collection of awesomeness, captured in a couple photos.

I’ve written this before, but Mario Andretti is a national treasure. As one of America’s all-time greatest racing drivers, when he speaks, you drop everything and listen.

So it’s fair to say these four Verizon IndyCar Series drivers, three of whom are Americans and the other who has made Indianapolis his U.S. home but flies the flag proudly as IndyCar’s resident lone full-time Canadian, were soaking up the moment in listening to Andretti rather than dishing stories on their own.

We’ll never know what was said, of course, but consider this evening – as shared by Conor Daly of Dale Coyne Racing, with Mario’s grandson Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport), Josef Newgarden (CFH Racing) and James Hinchcliffe (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports) – was likely something special.

Daly’s photo is below, followed by one from “Hinch.”

There are very few things I enjoy more than listening to this man tell stories. Thanks again, @andrettimario!

A photo posted by James Hinchcliffe (@hinchtown) on