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Kosuke Matsuura's No. 55 Panasonic ARTA car waits out the rain.

May 14, 2006

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Helio Castroneves in the No. 3 Marlboro Team Penske car.

May 14, 2006

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Arie Luyendyk Jr., left, and Larry Foyt.

May 14, 2006

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Panther Racing driver Vitor Meira.

May 14, 2006

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Michael Andretti, left.

May 14, 2006

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Michael Andretti's crew prepares his car, the No. 1 Jim Beam/Vonage for practice.

May 14, 2006

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Helio Castroneves in the No. 3 Marlboro Team Penske car.

May 14, 2006

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Sam Hornish Jr. answers questions about practice.

May 14, 2006

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Race fans of all sizes await the weather to clear on day 2 of Qualifications

May 14, 2006

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Tony George, Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. George is also co-owner of Vision Racing.

May 14, 2006

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Tony Kanaan

May 14, 2006

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Helio Castroneves, inside, and Jeff Simmons, outside. Helio drives the No. 3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara and Jeff drives the No. 17 Rahal Letterman Racing Team Ethanol Panoz.

May 14, 2006

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Cleaning up Gasoline Alley with Firestone's mascot.

May 14, 2006

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Stephan Gregoire, left, alongside members of the Effen Vodka Team Leader Special IndyCar team.

May 14, 2006

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Vision Racing driver Ed Carpenter, left, and team owner and President and CEO, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp., Tony George.

May 14, 2006

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Helio Castroneves.

May 14, 2006

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Fans display their 500 pride.

May 14, 2006

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A.J. Foyt (left), and Roger Penske (right) can still smile even though rained washed the hopeful day away.

May 14, 2006

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Helio Castroneves, left, with Justin Gatlin. Today's honorary starter, Gatlin broke the world record for the 100m in Qatar just two days ago.

May 14, 2006

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Chip Ganassi, Target Chip Ganassi Racing team owner.

May 14, 2006

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Jeff Simons, right, with girlfriend Stephanie Soviar.

May 14, 2006

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Vision Racing strategist Larry Curry, left, talks to rookie Townsend Bell, driver of the No. 90 Vision Racing car.

May 14, 2006

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Marlboro Team Penske team owner Roger Penske

May 14, 2006

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Roger Penske deep in thought on WorldPoints Visa Card Pole Day

May 14, 2006

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Scott Dixon answers questions.

May 14, 2006

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Michael Andretti in the No. 1 Jim Beam/Vonage Dallara.

May 14, 2006

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Sam Hornish Jr. waits by the track.

May 14, 2006

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Dario Franchitti in the No. 27 Klein Tools/Canadian Club car.

May 14, 2006

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Kosuke Matsuura, driver of the No. 55 Panasonic ARTA car.

May 14, 2006

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Dan Wheldon in the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car.

May 14, 2006

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Former Indy 500 driver Salt Walther

May 14, 2006

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Al Unser Jr. signs autographs in Gasoline Alley.

May 14, 2006

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Rahal Letterman Racing driver Danica Patrick

May 14, 2006

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Tomas Scheckter of the Vision Racing team.

May 14, 2006

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Eddie Cheever, Jr.

May 14, 2006

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Marty Roth.

May 14, 2006

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Delphi Safety trucks attempting to dry the track during day 2 of Qualifications.

May 14, 2006

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Dan Wheldon, inside his No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car.

May 14, 2006

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Young fans brave the rain to watch Indianapolis 500 practice .

May 14, 2006

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Looking on at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway between rainy moments.

May 14, 2006

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Scott Sharp of Delphi Fernandez Racing.

May 14, 2006

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ABC reporter Jamie Little interviewing Rahal Letterman Racing driver Danica Patrick

May 14, 2006

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Al Unser Jr. in the No. 31 A1 Team USA Geico Dreyer and Reinbold Dallara

May 14, 2006

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Michael Andretti (right) drives his golf cart around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 14, 2006

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A young fan of the Indianapolis 500.

May 14, 2006

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P.J. Chesson driver of the Carmelo car bundles up for a cold Pole Day.

May 14, 2006

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Scott Dixon.

May 14, 2006

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Buddy Lazier in his No. 5 Dreyer and Reinbold Racing Dallara.

May 14, 2006

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