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Ryan Hunter-Reay of Rahal Letterman Racing in the pits before the start of the rookie orientation program on opening day at IMS.

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Enrique Bernoldi of Conquest Racing heads into the pits after rookie orientation at IMS on opening day.

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Newman/Haas/Lanigan driver Grahm Rahal.

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Engine cowlings line Gasoline Alley.

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#16 Rahal Letterman Racing driver Alex Lloyd prior to Rookie Orientation.

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Crew members work on car in preparation for Opening Day.

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No. 5 Oriol Servia of KV Racing Technology on track during rookie orientation at IMS on opening day.

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Oriol Servia in a press conference after rookie orientation on opening day at IMS.

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The Unser's pose with Tom Carnegie on Opening Day.

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Will Power talks about handling during the rookie orientation program on opening day at IMS.

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National Anthem sung by Tracey Dubuc.

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Honorary Starter Indianapolis Mayor Steve Ballard poses with the E85 Pace Car.

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Ryan Hunter-Reay on opening day at IMS.

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The official logo of the Indianapolis 500.

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No. 27 Hideki Mutoh of Andretti Green Racing on track during rookie orientation at IMS on opening day.

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Race fans take the opportunity to get memorbilia signed by the Unser family on Opening Day.

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#02 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing driver Justin Wilson prepares for Rookie Orientation on Opening Day.

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Famed Speedway announcer Tom Carnegie.

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#33 E.J. Viso with HVM Racing taking laps during his rookie orientation.

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Free Indianapolis Motor Speedway tatoos were given out to race fans commemorating Opening Day at the track.

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Jaime Camara signs a race fans die-cast in Gasoline Alley on Opening Day.

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E.J. Viso prepares for Rookie Orientatio on Opening Day.

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Enthusiastic race fans show the 'thumbs-up' during Opening Day.

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#16 Rahal Letterman Racing driver Alex Lloyd during his rookie orientation program.

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Will Power on opening day at IMS.

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The Gordon Piper's make their way through Gasoline Alley on Opening Day.

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Alex Lloyd on track during rookie orientation on opening day at IMS.

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Will Power and Oriol Servia in a press conference after rookie orientation on opening day at IMS.

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#02 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing driver Justin Wilson.

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The "ethanol" logo, the official fuel of the IndyCar series.

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GM Executive Ron Harrison during Opening Day ceremonies.

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Corvettes of all years made a lap around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Opening Day.

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A very familiar face to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, "Chuckie", makes his way around the grounds on Opening Day.

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#36 Enrique Bernoldi of Conquest Racing during hsi rookie orientation program.

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Will Power is all smiles during rookie orientation at IMS.

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No. 24 Jay Howard of Roth Racing on track during rookie orientation at IMS on opening day.

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Conquest Racing driver Jaime Camara.

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#34 Conquest Racing driver Jaime Camara during his rookie orientation program.

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The Unser family takes center stage for interviews on Opening Day.

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500 Champions Al Sr., left and Al Jr. right, post with the Borg Warner trophy.

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Will Power signs an autograph for a fan on opening day at IMS.

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IndyCar Series President Brian Barnhart, right, on Opening Day.

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Al Unser,left waits for his interview with Tom Carnegie while son, Al Jr., finishes his.

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Honorary Starter Indianapolis Mayor Steve Ballard.

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#8 KV Racing driver Will Power taking laps around famed oval.

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