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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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Dean Wilson out for rest of Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

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