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Good morning and welcome to raceway at Indianapolis for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Good morning and welcome to raceway at Indianapolis for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

The sun rises over the television compound as ABC prepares for their 51st consecutive year of covering the Indianapolis 500.

The sun rises over the television compound as ABC prepares for their 51st consecutive year of covering the Indianapolis 500.

The Pagoda shines in the early morning sunlight.

The Pagoda shines in the early morning sunlight.

Fans watch the activity in the garage area.

Fans watch the activity in the garage area.

Oriol Servia's garage sports a sign dedicated to his team owner.

Oriol Servia’s garage sports a sign dedicated to his team owner.

Crew members express their love for David Letterman.

Crew members express their love for David Letterman.

David Letterman is interviewed on race morning at Indianapolis.

David Letterman is interviewed on race morning at Indianapolis.

A crowd gathers in the garage area of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

A crowd gathers in the garage area of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

Crew members put the final touches on Simona de Silvestro.

Crew members put the final touches on Simona de Silvestro.

Ed Carpenter bikes through the garage area.

Ed Carpenter bikes through the garage area.

Cars get an inspection on Sunday before the 500.

Cars get an inspection on Sunday before the 500.

The No. 48 of Alex Tagliani passes through technical inspection.

The No. 48 of Alex Tagliani passes through technical inspection.

To show you one of the differences between the Chevrolet and Honda aero kits this is the Chevy rear end.

To show you one of the differences between the Chevrolet and Honda aero kits this is the Chevy rear end.

And this is the Honda rear end.

And this is the Honda rear end.

Fans fill the garage area at Indy.

Fans fill the garage area at Indy.

Andrew Luck takes a moment to pose for a selfie with fans.

Andrew Luck takes a moment to pose for a selfie with fans.

Patrick Dempsey signs autographs for fans.

Patrick Dempsey signs autographs for fans.

Tim Daly on the red carpet.

Tim Daly on the red carpet.

Jordin Sparks on the red carpet.

Jordin Sparks on the red carpet.

Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction on the red carpet.

Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction on the red carpet.

Celebrities on the red carpet.

Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Adam Carolla on the red carpet.

Adam Carolla on the red carpet.

The crowd is packing Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The crowd is packing Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Oriol Servia's car with Late Show with David Letterman on the side pods.

Oriol Servia’s car with Late Show with David Letterman on the side pods.

A tunnel of humanity surrounds the No. 29 of Simona de Silvestro

A tunnel of humanity surrounds the No. 29 of Simona de Silvestro

An official watches over the activities before the race.

An official watches over the activities before the race.

Ed Carpenter's crew takes a break before the race.

Ed Carpenter’s crew takes a break before the race.

Simon Pagenaud's car on the grid.

Simon Pagenaud’s car on the grid.

Graham Rahal's engine cover.

Graham Rahal’s engine cover.

Takuma Sato's on the grid.

Takuma Sato’s on the grid.

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Simon Pagenaud , Will Power and Scott Dixon

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JR Hildebrand

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Simona de Silvestro, Graham Rahal and Ryan Hunter-Reay

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Conor Daly

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Patrick Dempsey

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Celebrities at IMS

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IMS pays tributs to longtime friend and supporter of Indy Racing, David Letterman.

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Prerace festivities.

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Borg-Warner Trophy

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Fans crowd the front stretch before the start of the Indianapolis 500.

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Adam Carolla rides in the Honda 2 seater before the Indy 500.

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Flyover of two A-10C Warthog – Indiana National Guard 122nd Fighter Wing

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Honorary Pacecar Driver Jeff Gordon

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Green flag at the Indianapolis 500.

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Oriol Servia, Juan Pablo Montoya and Charlie Kimball

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Scott Dixon , Will Power and Helio Castroneves

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Sebastian Saavedra

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Simona de Silvestro

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The field comes to the green flag.

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Oriol Servia

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Will Power and Simon Pagenaud

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Alex Tagliani

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Marco Andretti and Carlos Munoz

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Charlie Kimball

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Justin Wilson leads cars onto pit lane.

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Helio Castroneves

 

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Ryan Briscoe

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Ed Carpenter and Carlos Munoz

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Justin Wilson

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Scott Dixon

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Alex Tagliani

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The balloons are released in prerace ceremonies.

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Flyover of two A-10C Warthog – Indiana National Guard 122nd Fighter Wing

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A huge American flag is unveiled in turn one.

 

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Fans stand as the racing gets intense.

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Juan Pablo Montoya beats Will Power to the line to win the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Juan Pablo Montoya beats Will Power to the line to win the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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The battle for the lead was intense in the final laps.

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Cars race into turn four at Indianapolis.

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Sebastian Saavedra’s car on the hook after his accident.

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Jack Hawksworth’s after his accident with Sebastian Saavedra

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Graham Rahal’s crew attends to his car.

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Sebastian Saavedra and Jack Hawksworth

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Cars race into turn three at Indianapolis.

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Josef Newgarden and Sebastien Bourdais

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Cars race into turn three at Indianapolis

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Fans watch the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Tony Kanaan leads Helio Castroneves

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Cars race into turn three at Indianapolis.

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Fans watch the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Juan Pablo Montoya

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Fans watch the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Cars race through turn four at Indianapolis.

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Simon Pagenaud leads a group of cars at Indianapolis.

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Scott Dixon leads at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Scott Dixon leads a three car fight at Indianapolis.

Juan Pablo Montoya beats teammate Will Power to the yard of bricks to win the 2015 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

Juan Pablo Montoya beats teammate Will Power to the yard of bricks to win the 2015 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

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Juan Pablo Montoya rolls towards victory lane after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Juan Pablo Montoya in victory lane after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Juan Pablo Montoya in victory lane after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Juan Pablo Montoya takes a swig of cold milk after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates with his crew in victory lane after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates in victory lane after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates by kissing the bricks after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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The Montoya’s on the Yard of Bricks

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Montoya Kissing the BorgWarner on Monday

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Montoya at the Monday Photo Shoot

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Montoya at the Monday Photo Shoot

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Hurry Back Hinch sticker!

IMS Legends Day Photos

Fans take in the drivers meeting at IMS.

Fans take in the drivers meeting at IMS.

Drivers await the start of the drivers meeting.

Drivers await the start of the drivers meeting.

A reflection of the day in the eyes of a fan.

A reflection of the day in the eyes of a fan.

Fans take in the drivers meeting at IMS.

Fans take in the drivers meeting at IMS.

Bryan Clauson arrives early for the drivers meeting.

Bryan Clauson arrives early for the drivers meeting.

Sebastian Saavedra shares the shade with Jack Hawksworth.

Sebastian Saavedra shares the shade with Jack Hawksworth.

Fans watch Ryan Hunter Ray speak at the drivers meeting.

Fans watch Ryan Hunter Ray speak at the drivers meeting.

Drivers share a laugh.

Drivers share a laugh.

Fans watch the drivers meeting at IMS.

Fans watch the drivers meeting at IMS.

Suns out guns out. Right Conor Daly?

Suns out guns out. Right Conor Daly?

Charlie Kimball takes a photo of the large crowd assembled.

Charlie Kimball takes a photo of the large crowd assembled.

Indianapolis Police Motorcycles are lined up ready to escort the drivers to the parade.

Indianapolis Police Motorcycles are lined up ready to escort the drivers to the parade.

Drivers await the start of the drivers meeting.

Drivers await the start of the drivers meeting.

Drivers await the start of the drivers meeting.

Drivers await the start of the drivers meeting.

Parnelli Jones and Al Unser Sr.

Parnelli Jones and Al Unser Sr.

Brian Barnhart gives instructions to the drivers at the public drivers meeting.

Brian Barnhart gives instructions to the drivers at the public drivers meeting.

Simon Pagenaud accepts his ring for qualifying in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Simon Pagenaud accepts his ring for qualifying in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Pippa Mann taking it slowly going up and down the stairs.

Pippa Mann taking it slowly going up and down the stairs.

Juan Pablo Montoya accepts his ring for qualifying in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Juan Pablo Montoya accepts his ring for qualifying in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Ryan Hunter Reay accepts a trophy for winning the 2014 Indianapolis 500.

Ryan Hunter Reay accepts a trophy for winning the 2014 Indianapolis 500.

Ryan Hunter Reay shows off his ring for winning the 2014 Indy 500. Juan Pablo Montoya has his own from winning the 2000 Ind 500.

Ryan Hunter Reay shows off his ring for winning the 2014 Indy 500. Juan Pablo Montoya has his own from winning the 2000 Ind 500.

Drivers await the start of the drivers meeting.

Drivers await the start of the drivers meeting.

Al Unser

Al Unser

Mario and RHR Getting Baby Borg's - Mario said he's keeping that one - supposed to go to Michael

Mario and RHR Getting Baby Borg’s – Mario said he’s keeping that one – supposed to go to Michael

Borg Warner Trophy.

Borg Warner Trophy.

Brian Barnhart gives instructions to the drivers at the public drivers meeting.

Brian Barnhart gives instructions to the drivers at the public drivers meeting.

Justin Wilson and Helio Castroneves listen intently to Brian Barnhart at the drivers meeting.

Justin Wilson and Helio Castroneves listen intently to Brian Barnhart at the drivers meeting.

Will Power holds up a sign declaring his feelings.

Will Power holds up a sign declaring his feelings.

Helio Castroneves crosses his fingers when the announcer mentions that Castroneves is going for his fourth Indianapolis 500 win.

Helio Castroneves crosses his fingers when the announcer mentions that Castroneves is going for his fourth Indianapolis 500 win.

Verizon is practicing putting text message in the SKY!!

Verizon is practicing putting text message in the SKY!!

Alex Tagliani

Alex Tagliani

Juan Pablo Montoya work on his phone following the drivers meeting.

Juan Pablo Montoya work on his phone following the drivers meeting.

James Jakes, Mario Andretti and Takuma Sato

James Jakes, Mario Andretti and Takuma Sato

Oriol Servià

Oriol Servià

Ed Carpenter

Ed Carpenter

The High Octane crew putting on a powerful performance on the plaza.

The High Octane crew putting on a powerful performance on the plaza.

The High Octane crew putting on a powerful performance on the plaza.

The High Octane crew putting on a powerful performance on the plaza.

The Pagoda as seen from the Brickyard Crossing golf course.

The Pagoda as seen from the Brickyard Crossing golf course.

Golfers play the Brickyard Crossing golf course the day before the Indianapolis 500.

Golfers play the Brickyard Crossing golf course the day before the Indianapolis 500.

Fans enjoy the party at IMS.

Fans enjoy the party at IMS.

A large crowd listens to Frankie Ballard.

A large crowd listens to Frankie Ballard.

Fans head off to the concert.

Fans head off to the concert.

A large crowd listens to Frankie Ballard.

A large crowd listens to Frankie Ballard.

2015 Carb Day Photo Album

Chip Ganassi

Chip Ganassi

Oriol Servia's crew tows their from Gasoline Alley.

Oriol Servia’s crew tows their from Gasoline Alley.

Sebastien Bourdais' crew tows their from Gasoline Alley.

Sebastien Bourdais’ crew tows their from Gasoline Alley.

Marketing on Josef Newgarden's car.

Marketing on Josef Newgarden’s car.

The Gordon Pipers parade through the paddock at Indianapolis.

The Gordon Pipers parade through the paddock at Indianapolis.

Fans watch the cars leave Gasoline Alley.

Fans watch the cars leave Gasoline Alley.

Fans watch the cars leave Gasoline Alley.

Fans watch the cars leave Gasoline Alley.

Simona de Silvestro waves to fans.

Simona de Silvestro waves to fans.

A yellow shirt directs traffic on a busy day at Indy.

A yellow shirt directs traffic on a busy day at Indy.

Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson

Josef Newgarden

Josef Newgarden

Ed Carpenter looks at his car prior to practice today.

Ed Carpenter looks at his car prior to practice today.

Takuma Sato speaks with his crew members.

Takuma Sato speaks with his crew members.

Sage Karam's team sets up his car for practice.

Sage Karam’s team sets up his car for practice.

Fans fill the stands for the Freedom 100.

Fans fill the stands for the Freedom 100.

Fans crowd the plaza at IMS.

Fans crowd the plaza at IMS.

The party atmosphere is in full drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The party atmosphere is in full drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Fans crowd the plaza at IMS.

Fans crowd the plaza at IMS.

Fan pursue the Indy Midway at IMS.

Fans puruse the Indy Midway at IMS.

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The Ganassi team works on Dixon’s car on Carb Day

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Carb Day running

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Helio being…well…Helio

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Carb Day 2015

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Nice crowd on the outside of the track in Turn one

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Jack Hawksworth at speed on Carb Day

Dixon ahead of Rahal on Carb Day

Dixon ahead of Rahal on Carb Day

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2015 Freedom 100 start

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2015 Freedom 100 Start

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Ringel makes a pass around Harvey in Freedom 100

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Kanaan’s car on pit lane

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Scott Dixon

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The view from atop turn one looking at the new roundabout outside Indy

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Indy

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Carb Day Practice

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Tristan Vautier in the 18 at Indy on Carb Day

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Carb Day 2015

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Tony Kanaan Carb Day 2015

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The car of Ed Jones comes back on the hook after a tire let go and he crashed in the Freedom 100

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Jack Harvey wins the Freedom 100

Jack Harvey in victory lane at Indy!

Jack Harvey in victory lane at Indy!

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The Holmatro Safety Team was honored on Carb Day during the pit stop competition

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Pit Stop Competion on Carb Day at Indy

Helio shooting T-Shirts in to the crowd on Carb Day

Helio shooting T-Shirts in to the crowd on Carb Day

The crowd at the pit stop competition.

The crowd at the pit stop competition.

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Pit Stop Competion on Carb Day at Indy

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Pit Stop Competion on Carb Day at Indy

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Pit Stop Competion on Carb Day at Indy

Carb Day 2015

Carb Day 2015

O.A.R. in concert at Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

O.A.R. in concert at Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Download the 2015 Indy 500 Eads Graphics Spotter Guide

You can download the spotter guides at the links below!

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2015 Indy 500 Practice Photos

Many kids at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.  (Photo - Steve Wittich)

Many kids at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. (Photo – Steve Wittich)

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Source SPM - Conor Daly Indy 500 Quals

Source SPM – Conor Daly Indy 500 Quals

Pippa Mann before her big moment this afternoon

Pippa Mann before her big crash on Wednesday at Indy

Sage Karam

Sage Karam

TK on the headset

TK on the headset

Hinch's tribute Red gloves

Hinch’s tribute Red gloves

The Mayors Office

The Mayors Office at Indy

The Mayor of Hinchtown thru Turn 1

The Mayor of Hinchtown thru Turn 1 during Wednesday Practice

New livery for Charlie Kimball

New livery for Charlie Kimball on Wednesday May 13 at Indy

 

Marco Andretti again led the way for Honda in practice Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Marco Andretti again led the way for Honda in practice Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Conor Daly

Conor Daly

The Team Penske of Simon Pagenaud in the Team Chevy trim we've seen up to this afternoon.  (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar)

The Team Penske of Simon Pagenaud in the Team Chevy trim we’ve seen up to this afternoon. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar)

The No. 3 Team Penske of Helio Castroneves that ran late in the day and turned the quickest no-tow lap of the day.  (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar)

The No. 3 Team Penske of Helio Castroneves that ran late in the day and turned the quickest no-tow lap of the day. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar)

Grand Prix of Indianapolis Photos

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Indy Open Test – Photos

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Conor shouldn't go hungry during the month of May!

Conor shouldn’t go hungry during the month of May!

Conor Daly happy to be back at IMS !

Conor Daly happy to be back at IMS !

GRT No. 8 AFS Chevrolet Livery for Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

ebastian Saavedra’s Chip Ganassi Racing Teams No. 8 AFS Chevrolet for this weekend’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Sebastian Saavedra’s Chip Ganassi Racing Teams No. 8 AFS Chevrolet for this weekend’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Long Beach 2015 Saturday and Sunday Photos

Here are some more pictures from Saturday and Sunday at Long Beach.  These were taken by Patrick Stephan unless otherwise noted.  And clearly the good on track ones come from Eric.

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RHR, Dixie and Helio enjoy a laugh after qualifying on Saturday at Long Beach

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Dennis Reinbold and Townsend Bell get ready to talk about their partnership for the 2015 Indy 500

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The grid was packed just prior to the start of the 2015 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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The American Flag flies in under a Bubba Burgers parachute at Long Beach

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Mike Hull of Chip Ganassi Racing gets ready to call Scott Dixon’s race at Long Beach

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Sebastian Saavedra’s Ganassi ride waits for him at Long Beach

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Graham Rahal’s RLLR Steak and Shake entry on the grid at Long Beach

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This is a spare nose for Simon Pagenaud. Parts must truly be in short supply. Note that this one is dirty. And it’s a Penske! That only happens in times of dire emergency.

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Ryan Hunter-Reay getting ready for the 2015 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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On Saturday at Long Beach, Sam Schmidt talked about his plans to drive a semi-autonomous car before the race. Drivers James Jakes and James Hinchcliffe look on.

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James Hinchcliffe (l) and James Jakes.

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Juan Montoya talks to the media after qualifying on Saturday at Long Beach

 

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Jack Harvey’s Indy Lights car waits to head out for their race on Sunday at Long Beach

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Just a look at the paddock while it was still kind of quiet on Sunday morning.

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Long Beach beer prices. Just trying to keep track 🙂

 

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Kellan Lutz from the Twilight movies chats with the Maxim girls on pit lane before the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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Montoya and Helio chat with the media after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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Scott Dixon, the winner, talks to the media at Long Beach

 

Kellan Lutz with the Maxim girls

Kellan Lutz with the Maxim girls

IL Race Start

The Indy Lights field comes down for the start at Long Beach

IL Podium

Indy Lights Long Beach podium of Ed Jones (c), Spencer Pigot (r), and Felix Serralles (l)

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Marco Andretti on track at Long Beach

 

Luca Filippi managed to take the checkered flag in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 22nd position, despite an issue early in the race when the car stalled entering the pit lane. It was Filippi's first race in the streets of Long Beach.

Luca Filippi managed to take the checkered flag in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 22nd position, despite an issue early in the race when the car stalled entering the pit lane. It was Filippi’s first race in the streets of Long Beach.

Josef Newgarden added a 7th place finish to the books after today's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, his best finish of the season and best finish in his four starts in Long Beach.

Josef Newgarden added a 7th place finish to the books after today’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, his best finish of the season and best finish in his four starts in Long Beach.

 

 

Long Beach Friday Photos

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

 

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