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In his No. 43 car, Davey Hamilton takes the track.

May 16, 2009

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Tomas Scheckter after qualifying in the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing entry.

May 16, 2009

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Stanton Barrett

May 16, 2009

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Robert Doornbos collects the Grady Brothers Construction "Fastest Third Day Qualifier" award.

May 16, 2009

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The 2009 Indianapolis 500 Festival Queen Anne Berning rides in the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro pace car.

May 16, 2009

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway crew workers direct a car into pit lane.

May 16, 2009

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2009 Indianapolis 500 Princesses gather for a group photo.

May 16, 2009

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Bruno Junqueira

May 16, 2009

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Ryan Hunter-Reay talks to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions after his qualifying run.

May 16, 2009

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2009 500 Festival Queen Annie Berning waves the checkered flag to end qualifying on May 16.

May 16, 2009

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Both crew members and cars on pit lane take cover during early afternoon showers.

May 16, 2009

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Tomas Scheckter

May 16, 2009

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E.J. Viso

May 16, 2009

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Raphael Matos

May 16, 2009

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Annie Berning of Indianapolis is crowned 2009 500 Festival Queen, with assistance from Helio Castroneves.

May 16, 2009

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John Andretti in his No. 43 car

May 16, 2009

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Fans watch the Plain White T's perform on the Coke Zero Stage.

May 16, 2009

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John Andretti

May 16, 2009

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Crew members work on Alex Tagliani's No. 34 car in the Conquest Racing garage.

May 16, 2009

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway workers dry the track after an early afternoon shower.

May 16, 2009

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Oriol Servia's No. 17 car leaves pit lane and enters Gasoline Alley.

May 16, 2009

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Buddy Lazier

May 16, 2009

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Dario Franchitti

May 16, 2009

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Alex Tagliani

May 16, 2009

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The Indiana State Police keep order at IMS in May.

May 16, 2009

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Band Post Script opened for the Plain White T's on the Coke Zero Stage.

May 16, 2009

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Sarah Fisher signs autographs for fans.

May 16, 2009

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Ryan Hunter-Reay

May 16, 2009

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Buddy Lazier

May 16, 2009

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Milka Duno

May 16, 2009

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John Andretti

May 16, 2009

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National Guard members pose with the brand-new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro pace car.

May 16, 2009

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Young fans pose for the camera in front of the podium.

May 16, 2009

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Crew members work to dry the track.

May 16, 2009

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Dreyer and Reinbold driver Milka Duno

May 16, 2009

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Alex Tagliani partakes in qualifying photos are successfully qualifying for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

May 16, 2009

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Members of the IMS Fire Safety crew.

May 16, 2009

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Mayor Greg Ballard and 2009 500 Festival Queen Annie Berning.

May 16, 2009

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Buddy Lazier in his No. 91 Hemelgarn Racing car

May 16, 2009

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Alex Tagliani

May 16, 2009

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Robert Doornbos

May 16, 2009

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Taking a break from launching t-shirts, the Firestone mascot poses with a young fan.

May 16, 2009

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After a qualification run driver Alex Tagliani, right, shakes hands with a member of his Conquest Racing crew.

May 16, 2009

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Ryan Briscoe

May 16, 2009

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Alex Tagliani talks to the media after qualifying on May 16.

May 16, 2009

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John Andretti

May 16, 2009

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Fans endure the rain for the third day of qualifying for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

May 16, 2009

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Beccy Gordon, Ryan Hunter-Reay's girlfriend

May 16, 2009

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Buddy Lazier, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1996, left, talks to his brother, Jaques Lazier, right, on pit lane.

May 16, 2009

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National Guard members pose for a photo at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 16, 2009

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