Here are some shots by Patrick Stephan from Friday at Long Beach:

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The King Taco stand. Always a line here.

This is the BEFORE shot of Ethan Ringel's car.

This is the BEFORE shot of Ethan Ringel’s car.

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The damaged front wing from Ethan Ringel’s car.

And this is Ethan Ringel's car midway through the repair process.

And this is Ethan Ringel’s car midway through the repair process.

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Indy Lights tech inside the Long Beach Arena

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A play area for the kids inside the Long Beach Arena

A Foyt spare front wing. You can see the added material and rivets on the curved lower element.

A Foyt spare front wing. You can see the added material and rivets on the curved lower element.

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Bellhousing, gearbox and rear suspension on an IL-15 undergoing a gear change.

And here is the Mazda engine bolted to the back of the driver safety cell, more commonly called the "tub". The interesting thing here is how small that engine is and all the power it can make despite that.

And here is the Mazda engine bolted to the back of the driver safety cell, more commonly called the “tub”. The interesting thing here is how small that engine is and all the power it can make despite that.

The rear wheel guard on a Honda entry

The rear wheel guard on a Honda entry

Here is the rear wheel guard on a Chevy (Ganassi in this case)

Here is the rear wheel guard on a Chevy (Ganassi in this case)

You can see the mounting spot where the "Bunny Ear" would normally sit.

You can see the mounting spot where the “Bunny Ear” would normally sit.

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Graham Rahal’s Steak and Shake car heads to put lane.

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One of the many displays in the Expo hall.

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Racing the “big” model cars on the carpet track.

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Lots of displays and a lot of people checking them out.

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The #77 Indy Lights machine of Scott Anderson

This is the BEFORE shot of Ethan Ringel's car.

This is the BEFORE shot of Ethan Ringel’s car.

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Sam Schmidt heads out for Indy Lights practice

 

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The Firestone Firehawk watching over the hospitality area and the lake.

 

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Another angle on the Firehawk and the lake inside the Long Beach Circuit

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While it looks like a giant aquarium, that’s really the Long Beach Arena and convention center.

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The big screen folks on the front stretch see. That is also the entry to the paddock.

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Just a shot at some of the reinforcing pieces on the front wing of a Honda.

 

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James Hinchcliffe at Long Beach

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The work area behind pit lane is extremely narrow. Pit carts don’t work on parts of this stretch. Very difficult for the teams (and their VIP’s really get squished in on race day).

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Rocky Moran, Jr in the Dale Coyne #18 on Friday

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Rocky Moran, Jr in the Dale Coyne #18 on Friday