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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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