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Race Car Driver Dancing with the Stars

Types Of Racing Cars / October 14, 2017

Race car driver James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess on

Race car driver James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess on "DWTS." IndyCar, not Hinchcliffe, tried to game the voting system on the show.



Beyond Lochte, a less splashy mini-scandal surfaced involving Canadian race car driver James Hinchcliffe, who foxtrotted his way to a first-place tie score from the judges in the ABC show’s premiere.

Before the competition, IndyCar Series, in which Hichcliffe, aka Hinch, drives, retweeted a tip that was later deleted with instructions on how to vote even if, as required by the rules, you don’t live in America. It was pretty clear since it noted: “How to vote for Hinch on DWTS if you live outside the US” using a virtual private network (VPN) service that masks location.

IndyCar is embroiled in a “DWTS” mess that outshines even Lochte-related drama.

@ryan_long_01 tweeted: “I like how @IndyCar retweeted directions on how to cheat @DancingABC voting, including the #F-DaPolice Hashtag”