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IndyCar becomes IndyScare for a day to celebrate Halloween

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IndyCar racing is a lot like Halloween.

Some races, a driver gets treats, like receiving a trophy for reaching victory lane or at least a top-three podium finish.

And then there’s other races, where drivers can get tricked, either being in the wrong place at the wrong time and ending up crashing out, or watching virtually helplessly when another driver blows past them, especially late in a race.

But there’s always one day each year where drivers can forget about racing and being tricked, and instead, focus on getting some other kind of treats and have a lot of fun without having to worry about speeds, mph, horsepower or point standings.

And that day, of course, is Halloween.

Several drivers definitely got into the Halloween spirit on Wednesday and took to social media to channel their inner ghoul or goblin or ghost.

Even the racing series got into the act, temporarily changing it’s Twitter handle from @IndyCar to @IndyScare Series.

Here’s how some IndyCar drivers celebrated.

First, would you EVER pick this to be Simon Pagenaud?

Tony Kanaan got into the spirit through the newest addition to his family, born last month.

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Happy Halloween

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Will and Liz Power’s son, Beau, had a little bit of trouble being a pineapple. Heck, we don’t blame Beau. Would Will like going out as a pineapple?

Marco Andretti channels his inner Gordon Bombay (if you don’t recognize the name, look it up):

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Happy Halloween.

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How about Jack “Blackbeard” Harvey?

And then a few Indy Lights drivers – potentially IndyCar’s stars of the future — got into the mix. You HAVE to check out Ryan Norman’s costume (slide the arrow across to the right). It easily ties Pagenaud for the best costume of the day.

Robert Wickens and fiancee Karli Woods got into the spirit, as well.

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Just here for the boos 👻 @neweracap #halloween

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Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.