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Wayne Newton performs for guests at the Centennial Era Gala.

Feb 27, 2009

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1960 Indy 500 winner Jim Rathmann, left, talking to Tom Carnegie at the Centennial Gala

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Four-time Indianapolis 500 winners A.J. Foyt, left, Al Unser, center, and Rick Mears at the Centennial Gala.

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Nanette Kinkade, left, wife of famed artist Thomas Kinkade, helps IMS CEO Tony George unveil Thomas Kinkade's Studio Masterwork that will serve as the cover of the 2009 Indianapolis 500 Official Program.

Feb 27, 2009

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IMS President and COO Joie Chitwood, left, Nanette Kinkade, left center, and IMS CEO Tony George listen as famed painter Thomas Kinkade describes his Studio Masterwork.

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Wayne Newton, Mr. Las Vegas, performed at the Centennial Era Gala.

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Indycar.com "Up to Speed" host Lauren Bohlander and the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro that will serve as the Pace Car for the 2009 Indianapolis 500

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A few of the 500 Festival Princess pose for a group shot at the Centennial Gala.

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IMS Historian Donald Davidson

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Wayne Newton caps off the entertainment for guests at the Centennial Era Gala.

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A group of Centennial Era Gala guests in period costume pose with legendary IMS Public Address Announcer Tom Carnegie.

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Bob Jenkins talks with the drivers who broke the milestones of speed at Indianapolis (from left): Parnelli Jones, Tom Sneva and Arie Luyendyk.

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Guests start to gather before the dinner show at the Centennial Era Gala.

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IMS CEO Tony George, left, and famed artist Thomas Kinkade stand next to Kinkade's Studio Masterwork that was unveiled during the Centennial Era Gala. Next to the painting is the Wheeler-Schebler Trophy.

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Bob Jenkins, left, with 1997 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard winner Ricky Rudd at the Centennial Gala.

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IMS Historian Donald Davidson, left, joins Centennial Era Gala attendees in period costume.

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IMS Board of Directors (from left): Kathi George-Conforti, Nancy George, Josie George, Jack Snyder, Mari George, Tony George at the Centennial Gala.

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Bob Jenkins talks with Janet Guthrie at the Centennial Era Gala.

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Bob Jenkins host the Centennial Gala ceremonies.

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Thomas Kinkade's Studio Masterwork of the Indianapolis 500

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The Gordon Pipers perform for guests outside the main dining hall at the Centennial Era Gala.

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Guest gather before dinner at the Centennial Gala.

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Guests enjoy dinner at the Centennial Era Gala.

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Tom Carnegie with Janet Guthrie at the Centennial Gala.

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IMS CEO Tony George, left, and famed painter Thomas Kinkade after Kinkade unveiled his Studio Masterwork that will serve as the cover of the 2009 Indianapolis 500 Official Program.

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IMS Chairman of the Board and CEO Tony George speeks to the guests at the Centennial Gala.

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From left: Mario Andretti, Arie Luyendyk, Linda Vaughn, Dee Ann Andretti

Feb 27, 2009

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A collage of Indianapolis Motor Speedway event programs offered a colorful backdrop for the Centennial Era Gala.

Feb 27, 2009

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From left: Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, Linda Vaughn, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. and four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears

Feb 27, 2009

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1983 Indianapolis 500 winner Tom Sneva at the Centennial Era Gala.

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Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears, left, talks with Tim Cindric, president of Penske Performance, at the Centennial Era Gala.

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1996 INDY 500 winner Buddy Lazier with his wife Cara at the Centennial Era Gala.

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Gordon Johncock, left, and legendary IMS Public Address Announcer Tom Carnegie

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