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Danica Patrick in her No. 7 Boost Mobile/Motorola car.

May 10, 2009

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The 2009 Indianapolis 500 pace car, an all-new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

May 10, 2009

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Scott Sharp and his son, Jackson, embrace after Sharp's dramatic, last-minute qualifying run.

May 10, 2009

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The Pagoda at IMS, with traditional bunting and patriotic flags.

May 10, 2009

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A.J. Foyt IV drives across the yard of bricks during the second day of qualification for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

May 10, 2009

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No. 02 Graham Rahal crosses the yard of bricks during the second day of qualifying.

May 10, 2009

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The Tequila Patron Panther Racing crew celebrates Scott Sharp's successful last-minute qualifying run.

May 10, 2009

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Davey Hamilton, left, and A.J. Foyt IV exchange words in pit lane.

May 10, 2009

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A young fan sports an Indy Racing League t-shirt at the track.

May 10, 2009

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John Andretti, left, talks to Mario Andretti, right, on pit lane.

May 10, 2009

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An old Miller advertisement featuring Al Unser.

May 10, 2009

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Vitor Meira receives congratulations after qualifying for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

May 10, 2009

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Dreyer and Reinbold and Kingdom Racing driver Davey Hamilton.

May 10, 2009

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No. 67 Sarah Fisher drives for her own team, Sarah Fisher Racing.

May 10, 2009

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The Tequila Patron Panther Racing crew celebrates Scott Sharp's successful last-minute qualifying run.

May 10, 2009

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Former Chase Rookie of the Year winners talk to the fans: Steve Knapp (second from left), Jerry Unser (center), Rick Mears (second from right) and Josele Garza.

May 10, 2009

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No. 4 Panther Racing driver Dan Wheldon

May 10, 2009

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Dario Franchitti

May 10, 2009

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Alex Tagliani

May 10, 2009

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A mechanic works on the No. 67 Dollar General car of Sarah Fisher.

May 10, 2009

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No. 13 E.J. Viso

May 10, 2009

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Sarah Fisher is congratulated after qualifying for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

May 10, 2009

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2009 Indianapolis 500 Peak Performance Pole Winner Helio Castroneves.

May 10, 2009

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May 10, 2009

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Ryan Hunter-Reay talks to the Versus Network on pit lane.

May 10, 2009

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Danica Patrick steps into her car before a round of practice. Patrick qualified for the tenth starting position in the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

May 10, 2009

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Sarah Fisher talks to members of her crew on pit lane.

May 10, 2009

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Raphael Matos

May 10, 2009

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Scott Sharp celebrates his last-minute qualifying run.

May 10, 2009

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A young fan shields his ears from the loud noise of Indy cars going around the track.

May 10, 2009

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Ryan Briscoe

May 10, 2009

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John Andretti crosses the yard of bricks during his qualification attempt for the Indianapolis 500.

May 10, 2009

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Ed Carpenter talks to a member of the media.

May 10, 2009

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Dario Franchitti (left) and Scott Dixon (right).

May 10, 2009

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Davey Hamilton's No. 44 car

May 10, 2009

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HVM Racing driver E.J. Viso

May 10, 2009

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Andretti Green driver Danica Patrick signs autographs for her fans.

May 10, 2009

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Dale Coyne Racing driver Justin Wilson in his No. 18 car.

May 10, 2009

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John Andretti, left, walks down pit lane with his uncle, Mario Andretti, right.

May 10, 2009

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Scott Sharp

May 10, 2009

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Former Indianapolis 500 Chase Rookies of the Year: second from left, Steve Knapp; center, Jerry Unser; Rick Mears, and Josele Garza (right).

May 10, 2009

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Mario Andretti, left, signs an autograph for a fan.

May 10, 2009

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Davey Hamilton

May 10, 2009

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No. 21 Ryan Hunter-Reay for Vision Racing

May 10, 2009

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Dan Wheldon salutes the fans.

May 10, 2009

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The 2009 Indianapolis 500 Front Row: Dario Franchitti (left), Ryan Briscoe (cneter) and Peak Performance Pole Winner Helio Castroneves.

May 10, 2009

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Milka Duno affectionately talks to a member of her crew on the second day of qualifying for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

May 10, 2009

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A crew member holds an umbrella over John Andretti while he waits to make a qualification attempt for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

May 10, 2009

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E.J. Viso.

May 10, 2009

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No. 27 Andretti Gree driver Hideki Mutoh

May 10, 2009

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