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Luck and skill helped Danny Sullivan, left, and Mario Andretti avoid contact during Sullivan's famous spin on Lap 120 of the 1985 Indianapolis 500.

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Bobby Unser won the 1981 Indianapolis 500 from the pole in the No. 3 Norton Spirit Penske/Cosworth fielded by Penske Racing.

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Tony Stewart claimed his second Allstate 400 at the Brickyard victory in 2007.

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Bob Burman makes a pit stop in his Benz during the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911. Burman finished 19th.

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Al Unser became the oldest driver to win the Indianapolis 500 - 47 years, 360 days - with his improbable fourth victory, in 1987.

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Danica Patrick led Dan Wheldon on a Lap 190 restart in the 2005 Indianapolis 500. Wheldon passed her on Lap 194 and drove to victory.

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Rain reduced the 1976 Indianapolis 500 to just 102 laps, the shortest race in the event's history.

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The collision between brothers Geoff Bodine, left, and Brett Bodine was the most controversial moment of the inaugural Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

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Sam Hornish Jr. earned a record 14th Indianapolis 500 victory for Penske Racing, extending the team's event record, in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

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Jeff Gordon became the only four-time winner of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in 2004.

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Scott Dixon led seven times for 115 laps en route to his first Indianapolis 500 victory.

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Officials watching the 1932 Indianapolis 500.

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Troy Ruttman drove the No. 98 Agajanian Kuzma/Offy to victory in the 1952 Indianapolis 500.

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Bobby Unser, left, watched his son Robby Unser make Indianapolis 500 starts in 1998 and 1999.

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Bill Elliott scored a popular victory in the 2002 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. It was the first and still only victory for Dodge in the 15-year history of the race.

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A.J. Foyt weaved through a multi-car accident on the final lap to preserve his victory in the 1967 Indianapolis 500.

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Team owner Andy Granatelli planted a kiss on the cheek of 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti in Victory Lane, one of the most famous images in '500' history. Also note Andretti's twin brother, Aldo, in the orange T-shirt -- a mirror image of Mario!

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Cars lined up in Gasoline Alley to get on track during the 1961 Indianapolis 500.

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Bobby Rahal, left, shows the strain of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500. He qualified on the front row twice, in 1985 and 1987.

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Crowds flocked back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indianapolis 500 in the late 1940s after the track was closed from 1942-45 due to World War II.

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Johnny Rutherford earned the second of his three career Indianapolis 500 victories in the rain-shortened race in 1976.

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The sliding No. 55 car of Josele Garza just missed Al Unser, front, in the 1987 Indianapolis 500.

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Parnelli Jones led 171 of the first 196 laps of the 1967 Indianapolis 500, dropping out with mechanical failure with just 3 1/2 laps to go.

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Tom Carnegie, left, was at the center of the action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1946-2006, including the sudden retirement announcement of A.J. Foyt in May 1993.

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Forty drivers started the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911.

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Roger Penske, left, and Tony Hulman

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Three drivers who could handle the pressure of qualifying comprised the front row for the 1986 Indianapolis 500 (from left): Michael Andretti, third; Danny Sullivan, second; Rick Mears, pole.

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Mario Andretti, front, and Bobby Unser were the protagonists in one of the most controversial Indianapolis 500 Mile Races in history, in 1981.

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Tony Stewart led 44 of the first 82 laps in the 1996 Indianapolis 500 as a rookie before dropping out with an engine problem.

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IMS Radio Network anchor Mike King

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Danny Sullivan earned Roger Penske's fifth Indianapolis 500 as a team owner, in 1985.

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Bill Elliott became the oldest driver to win the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, age 46, with his victory in 2002.

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Willy T. Ribbs overcame a month of technical problems to qualify for the 1991 Indianapolis 500.

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Al Unser Jr. (left), Bobby Unser (center) and Al Unser combined for nine Indianapolis 500 victories.

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Mario Andretti, left, and A.J. Foyt combined to win five times and lead 1,111 laps in the Indianapolis 500.

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Al Unser Jr. gave his famous "thumbs up" sign in a gesture of sportsmanship during the race-ending caution period created when Unser and Fittipaldi touched in the 1989 Indianapolis 500.

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A gate at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1955.

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Jeff Gordon earned his second Allstate 400 at the Brickyard victory in 1998.

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway honored Tom Carnegie in May 2005 with a plaque adjacent to Victory Lane.

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A large, manual scoreboard kept fans abreast of the running order at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911.

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A.J. Foyt, left, led eight times for 71 laps en route to victory in the 1961 Indianapolis 500.

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Mauri Rose, center carrying helmet, celebrates with his crew and well-wishers on pit road after winning the 1947 Indianapolis 500. It was the second of Rose's three Indy victories.

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Scott Dixon, right, won the Indianapolis 500 from the pole. He was joined on the front row by Ryan Briscoe, left, and Ganassi teammate Dan Wheldon.

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Ronald Reagan (left), then running for the Republican presidential nomination, and Tony Hulman in 1976 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Roger Penske, center, has been a legendary figure at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 40 years.

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Gordon Johncock, left, led the last 41 laps of the 1982 Indianapolis 500 despite intense pressure from Rick Mears.

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Danny Sullivan qualified on the front row twice for the Indianapolis 500, in 1986 and 1988.

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Roger Penske, left, and Rick Mears developed a special bond during Mears' 15-year career at Penske Racing, as Mears drove to four Indianapolis 500 victories.

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Mario Andretti stood beside his crippled car in disgust along the inside wall, left, after the multi-car accident just before the start of the 1982 Indianapolis 500.

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Fred Frame, left, won the 1932 Indianapolis 500 after starting 27th in the 40-car field.

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