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TSO Photos from Legends Day (Saturday) at IMS

Here are more photos from TSO Photographers Dave Bulebush and Blake Johnson

Marco Andretti, Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter Reay

Marco Andretti, Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter Reay

Borg Warner Trophy with Drivers

Juan Pablo Montoya 2015 Winner’s Ring

Roger Penske gets his 2015 Indy 500 ring (that’s 15 if you are keeping track)

Firestone Legend Award

Firestone Legend Award

Roger Penske

Juan Pablo Montoya

Roger Penske and Juan Pablo Montoya get their Baby Borg’s

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Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon

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Graham Rahal

Josef Newgarden

James Hinchcliffe

Drivers Applaud the Fans

Ryan Hunter Reay’s Son Ryden with the Firestone Firehawk

TSO Photos From Carb Day

NOTE:  Big thanks to Dave and Blake for taking some fantastic photos on Carb Day.  Here is a collection of those pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Unveilling of New USF2000 Car

The new USF2000 car being unveiled

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Dan Andersen from Andersen Promotions talks about the new USF2000 car at Indy

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Unveiling the new USF2000 car

The 2017 USF2000 car is unveiled at IMS. Photo by Blake Johnson

The 2017 USF2000 car is unveiled at IMS. Photo by Blake Johnson

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A Fan on Carb Day

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Another fan on Carb Day

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Some fans just set up in the Pagoda Plaza and watched the action on the big screens

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Oriol Servia gets ready for Carb Day

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Tony Kanaan on track on Carb Day

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Juan Montoya Carb Day

Carb Day Fans

Carb Day Fans

Scott Dixon on Carb Day

Scott Dixon on Carb Day

Ed Carpenter on Carb Day

Ed Carpenter on Carb Day

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Helio Castroneves on track on Carb Day

Fans at the Pagoda on Carb Day

Fans at the Pagoda on Carb Day

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Oriol Servia gets ready to go out on Carb Day

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Charlie Kimball on track on Carb Day

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Foyt Fan on Carb Day

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Scott Dixon on Carb Day

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Oriol Servia talks with his crew on Carb Day

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JR Hildebrand on Carb Day

2016 Indy 500 Class Photo

2016 Class Photo

2016 Indy 500 Class Photo

Josef Newgarden’s Helmet

Scott Dixon chats with Stefan Johansson

Teams Line Up to Say Thank You to Johnny Rutherford

AJ Foyt

Thank You Lone Star JR!

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Johnny Rutherford addresses the crowd on Carb Day

Alexander Rossi

Alexander Rossi

Ryan Hunter Reay

Ryan Hunter Reay

James Hinchcliffe

Ryan Hunter Reay

Cars on pit lane during Carb Day practice

Pippa Mann, Graham Rahal

Pippa Mann and Graham Rahal head out to practice at Indy

Will Power, Simon Pagenaud

Will Power, Simon Pagenaud race past Conor Daly as he exits the pits

Munoz, Kanaan, Montoya and Carpenter

Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan

Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan

Dario Franchitti points out which direction Main Street is.

Dario Franchitti corrects TSO’s Patrick Stephan on where Main Street in Indy is REALLY located, “No, it’s over there!”

Dario Franchitti laughing at one of TSO owner Patrick Stephan’s extremely witty remarks. (Captions by Patrick – Photo by Dave Bulebush)

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Indy Lights drivers chatting prior to the Freedom 100

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Michael Andretti on the Andretti Autosport Indy Lights Pit Stand

A large crowd at the Freedom 100.

A large crowd at the Freedom 100.

Green flag waves on a restart at the Freedom 100

Green flag waves on a restart at the Freedom 100

Freedom 100 pits.

Freedom 100 pits.

A large crowd mobs the plaza at the Pagoda on Carb Day. TSO Photo by Blake Johnson

A large crowd mobs the plaza at the Pagoda on Carb Day. TSO Photo by Blake Johnson

A large crowd at the Freedom 100.

A large crowd at the Freedom 100.

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A large crowd at the Freedom 100.

A large crowd at the Freedom 100.

A large crowd at the Freedom 100.

A large crowd at the Freedom 100.

Track crew cleans up after a crash at the Freedom 100.

Track crew cleans up after a crash at the Freedom 100.

A large crowd at the Freedom 100.

A large crowd at the Freedom 100.

A pack of cars at the Freedom 100

A pack of cars at the Freedom 100

A pack of cars at the Freedom 100

A pack of cars at the Freedom 100

Cars race down the front stretch at the Freedom 100.

Cars race down the front stretch at the Freedom 100.

Cars race down the front stretch at the Freedom 100.

Cars race down the front stretch at the Freedom 100.

A large crowd watches the Freedom 100.

A large crowd watches the Freedom 100.

A large crowd watches the Freedom 100.

A large crowd watches the Freedom 100.

A large crowd watches the Freedom 100.

A large crowd watches the Freedom 100.

Tom Hansing waves the checker flags for the Freedom 100

Tom Hansing waves the checker flags for the Freedom 100

Dean Stoneman wins the 2016 Freedom 100

Dean Stoneman wins the 2016 Freedom 100

Dean Stoneman wins the 2016 Freedom 100

Dean Stoneman wins the 2016 Freedom 100

Dean Stoneman wins the 2016 Freedom 100

Dean Stoneman wins the 2016 Freedom 100

 

 

 

Dean Stoneman wins the 2016 Freedom 100

Dean Stoneman wins the 2016 Freedom 100

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Pit Stop Competition Action

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Aleshin during the pit stop competition

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Munoz crew works during the Pit Stop Competion

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The finals were Aleshin versus Castroneves. SPM v Penske. Penske won the pit stop competition – AGAIN!

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Team Penkse celebrates as soon as Helio leaves the pit box

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Helio picks up the check for his team winning the pit stop competition

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Helio and his team after winning the pit stop competition

Whole Lotta Sun on the Pagoda

Whole Lotta Sun on the Pagoda

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Fans walking past the hauler area behind the garages

Glamptown

Glamptown – the only way to camp in the infield at IMS!

Carb Day Concert

Carb Day Concert

Turn 4 Carb Day

Turn 4 Carb Day

Photo diary: Celebrating 100 days until the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway spent the 19th of February marking the 100 days to the 100th running of Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil milestone.

The events started with a Midnight Party on the Bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Fans arrive at the pre-party in the Pagoda Plaza at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Owens)

Fans arrive at the pre-party in the Pagoda Plaza at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Owens)

 

Fans mingled with Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and other dignitaries before the big moment at midnight. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Owens)

Fans mingled with Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and other dignitaries before the big moment at midnight. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Owens)

 

Doug Boles (President, Indianapolis Motor Speedway) and Mark Miles (Chief Executive Officer, Hulman & Company) unveiled the ticket for the 100th Indianapolis 500. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Owens)

Doug Boles (President, Indianapolis Motor Speedway) and Mark Miles (Chief Executive Officer, Hulman & Company) unveiled the ticket for the 100th Indianapolis 500. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Owens)

 

The evening ended with a large crowd gathered at the "Yard of Bricks" at midnight to celebrate the arrival of 100 days until the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil ((Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Owens)

The evening ended with a large crowd gathered at the “Yard of Bricks” at midnight to celebrate the arrival of 100 days until the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil ((Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Owens)

The following day started with a special ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse where the State of Indiana and City of Indianapolis declared February 19th to be: ‘100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Countdown Day’

It's not everyday you see an IndyCar inside the Rotunda of the Indiana Statehouse (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Jones)

It’s not everyday you see an IndyCar inside the Rotunda of the Indiana Statehouse (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Jones)

For the rest of the day, a group of suited and booted drivers and Indianapolis Motor Speedway staff delivered special 100th running Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil bottles of milk to the local media and other organizations.

IndyCar drivers and IMS officials delivered 100+ bottles of milk in the Indianapolis community. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Jones)

IndyCar drivers and IMS officials delivered 100+ bottles of milk in the Indianapolis community. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Jones)

 

Ed Carpenter Racing driver Josef Newgarden delivers a bottle of milk to the local media (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Owens)

Ed Carpenter Racing driver Josef Newgarden delivers a bottle of milk to the local media (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Owens)

The day continued at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum where three-time winner Helio Castroneves was joined by four-time winner Rick Mears and Rusty Baron (Vice President of Marketing, Shell Lubricants Americas) to unveil Castroneves “retro” yellow submarine.

Helio Castroneves, Rick Mears and Rusty Baron unveil the No. 3's Pennzoil livery for the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil ((Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Joe Skibinski)

Helio Castroneves, Rick Mears and Rusty Baron unveil the No. 3’s Pennzoil livery for the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil ((Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Joe Skibinski)

Mark Miles (Chief Executive Officer, Hulman & Company) and James Verrier (BorgWarner CEO) where in New York City to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

The iconic Borg-Warner Trophy on the floor of the New YorK Stock Exchange (Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway twitter)

The iconic Borg-Warner Trophy on the floor of the New YorK Stock Exchange (Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway twitter)

The evening ended back in Indianapolis at the star-studded Pursuit of Progress Party.

Guests, celebrities and race car drivers mingled at the Pursuit of Progress Party (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Owens)

Guests, celebrities and race car drivers mingled at the Pursuit of Progress Party (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Owens)

 

ESPN's Lindsay Czarniak hosts a roundtable with Rick Mears, Simon Pagenaud, and Marco Andretti at the Pursuit of Progress Party (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Owens)

ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak hosts a roundtable with Rick Mears, Simon Pagenaud, and Marco Andretti at the Pursuit of Progress Party (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Owens)

Photos from INDYCAR test at Road America 9-22-15

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Friday Photos from Iowa

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2015 Toronto Friday Photo Album

Here are a few shots from Toronto.  The good ones are from Meesh Beer – otherwise credit (blame) Patrick Stephan

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Josef Newgarden on track in Toronto

Montoya was quickest in Friday practice in Toronto

Montoya was quickest in Friday practice in Toronto

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Simon Pagenaud on track in Toronto

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Luca Filippi and Josef Newgarden enjoying their press conference in Toronto

Scott Dixon was the only driver to venture out on to the wet track on Friday afternoon in Toronto.

Scott Dixon was the only driver to venture out on to the wet track on Friday afternoon in Toronto.

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It was rain, rain, rainy on Friday in Toronto

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James Hinchcliffe visited with kids from Make-A-Wish in Toronto

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James Hinchcliffe (R) talks with his substitute Conor Daly in Toronto

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Conor Daly wearing the red gloves to honor Greg Moore (as does James Hinchcliffe) in Toronto

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Conor Daly with a special paint scheme to honor James Hinchcliffe who is out with an injury in Toronto

CN Tower in the clouds in Toronto – as seen from the Union Station GO Train platform. Josef Newgarden later told us about his experience doing the Edge Walk on top of the tower.

 

Detroit Sunday Photo Album

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Looking down on the entry to the Boat House at Belle Isle

The bar area of the Belle Isle Boat House.

The bar area of the Belle Isle Boat House.

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The nautical wallpaper in the Belle Isle Boat House bar area.

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A carbon fiber “single” rowing boat

The Pools at the Boat House at Belle Isle

The Pools at the Boat House at Belle Isle

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The view towards the city from the back yard of the boat house

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Looking up to the top of the Belle Isle Boat House

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Will Power on the wet streets of Belle Isle

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Tony Kanaan’s car sits in the rain, waiting for the install lap in the morning

Rowing machines set up inside the Boat House on Belle Isle.  This room is the former Ball Room of the Boat Club.

Rowing machines set up inside the Boat House on Belle Isle. This room is the former Ball Room of the Boat Club.

Belle Isle Boat House Kitchen

Belle Isle Boat House Kitchen

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Looking down from upstairs on the ballroom and small stage

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The very ornate beems holding up the ceiling of the Boat House at Belle Isle

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Conor Daly on track at Belle Isle

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It got a little wet at Belle Isle in 2015

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Will and Juan bring the field down for the start at Belle Isle

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Crew members had to bundle up at Belle Isle.

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The fans still came out – in their rain gear.

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Carlos Munoz was first on Saturday and last on Sunday (engine problem)

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On track action at Belle Isle

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Graham Rahal leads Helio at Belle Isle

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Helio got taken out when Will Power crashed (while battling with Tristan Vautier)

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Takuma Sato was very happy after the race

Happy tears from one of Takuma Sato's fans that came over from Japan to watch this race!

Happy tears from one of Takuma Sato’s fans that came over from Japan to watch this race!

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Sebastien Bourdais celebrates his Dual #2 win

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The Detroit Race #2 Podium of Bourdais, Sato and Rahal

The Detroit Race #2 Podium of Bourdais, Sato and Rahal

Sebastien Bourdais sprays the champagne in Detroit

Sebastien Bourdais sprays the champagne in Detroit

Detroit Friday and Saturday Photo Album

Here are some photos from Friday and Saturday at Belle Isle.  The ones without a name were shot by Patrick Stephan.  Paul Hurley shot the good ones 🙂

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Charlie Kimball waits to qualify at Detroit

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The Penske merchandise trailer was a busy place on Friday

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Big Machine Records are on the rear wing assembly of Sage Karam’s car.

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The Honda front wing at Detroit, minus the end fences used earlier in the year.

Conor Daly in the SPM Honda - note the missing front wing end fences.

Conor Daly in the SPM Honda – note the missing front wing end fences.

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Crowded pit lane at Detroit as the IndyCar Series shares with IMSA and World Challenge

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Spare nose off the Munoz car.

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Some of the Penske equipment is actually underneath another team’s tent.

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Helio was sad as usual in the press conference at Detroit

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Sato at Detroit – Mr Serious!

Probably trying to track his next appearance - Indy 500 winners can get pretty busy!  Bourdais looks on!

Probably trying to track his next appearance – Indy 500 winners can get pretty busy! Bourdais looks on!

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Steak and Shake crew can’t even all get to the pit wall at Detroit

Sato and Helio talk about the bumps in Detroit

Sato and Helio talk about the bumps in Detroit

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Montoya and Bourdais

The Detroit Dual #1 Pole Sitter Will Power

The Detroit Dual #1 Pole Sitter Will Power

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Brembo Brakes 2015 Detroit Info Sheet

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The sun setting over the bridge to Belle Isle and the Boat Club

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Belle Isle Boat Club

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Belle Isle Boat Club

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Belle Isle Boat Club

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The Holmatro Safety Team set up and ready to go at Belle Isle

The extra wingle on top the sidepod of Scott Dixon's car.

The extra wingle on top the sidepod of Scott Dixon’s car.

Penske Chevy's are not using the extra winglet.

Penske Chevy’s are not using the extra winglet.

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Looking across the pond to the GM Building in downtown Detroit. Visible on Friday, not so much on Saturday when the rains arrived

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The James Scott Memorial Fountain - that the people here like - even if the guy was reportedly of questionable character.

The James Scott Memorial Fountain – that the people here like – even if the guy was reportedly of questionable character.

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The view from the Turn 10 safety hole

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Some fans watching cars go through tech at Belle Isle

Under blue skies, the Firestone crew was very busy mounting up rain tires before race #1 at Detroit

Under blue skies, the Firestone crew was very busy mounting up rain tires before race #1 at Detroit

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Pit stops were a big part of the race today!

Pit stops were a big part of the race today!

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Will Power getting tires and fuel at Belle Isle

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Belle Isle 2015

Munoz approaches the podium (in the media center due to the rain)

Munoz approaches the podium (in the media center due to the rain)

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The Dual in Detroit #1 Podium. Ceremonies were held inside due to the rain.

Marco, Michael and Munoz celebrate and Andretti 1-2

Marco, Michael and Munoz celebrate and Andretti 1-2

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Munoz at Detroit

Carlos Munoz scored his first Indy car victory for Honda Saturday at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan

Carlos Munoz scored his first Indy car victory for Honda Saturday at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan

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Graham Rahal’s car sits damaged in turn 1 at Detroit while the safety team works to get James Jakes out of the tires.

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Bourdais heads in to Turn 1 at Detroit

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Detroit Turn 1

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Detroit Turn 1

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