Indy 500 2011

The first Indy 500 mile automobile race was held in 1911 making this the 100 anniversary race.  There was a lot of extra hype and interest for the Centennial race. A vantage point from the pit road terrace clear on the south end of the main straight gave a clear view of the main straight and turn one, the pace car was staged right there as well, the pit lane on ramp is right there also, IZOD and ESPN had  track side race broadcast stages down in front with celebrities making appearances for interviews.

George Del Canto owner Kingdom Racing

Oh Yeah! 1969 Pace Car!!

Helio Castroneves and Danica Patrick ready to leave pit road

Helio Castroneves straped

Davey Hamilton prepares to drive 225 MPH

Townsend Bell

Helio prepares to drive 225 MPH

Tony Kanaan

Marco Andretti's Venom Car

Ryan Briscoe's car

Justin Wilson Dreyer Reinbold driver

Pit Stop Challenge

Marco Andretti

Ryan Briscoe Penske driver

Dario Franchitti Target Chip Ganassi driver

Dario Franchitti

Scott and Emma Dixon

Emma Davies Dixon

Four time winner Rick Mears

Al Unser JR Watched him win here in 1992

Roger Penske with the IZOD team

Simona De Silvestro burned hands from a fireball crash

Indy 500 Pagoda

World's biggest Indy 500 fan

Buddy Lazier

Tom Sneva

Mario Andretti

Dan Gurney

Emerson Fittipaldi

Danica Patrick

Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher

Graham Rahal

Pippa Mann

Pippa Mann

Ana "Bia" Beatriz Caselato Gomes de Figueiredo

Alex Lloyd

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Will Power and Helio Castroneves

James Hinchcliffe driver Newman Haas PR

Charlie Kimball

Alex Tagliani, Sam Schmidt Motorsports, Pole Position car

Danica Patrick's car

Race Day!!

Firestone FireHawk

Parnelli Jones driving the 1911 Indy 500 winning car The Marmon Wasp

Refliction Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pagoda and self portrait 🙂

Borg Warner Trophy

The front row! Pole Alex Tagliani 2nd Scott Dixon 3rd Oriol Servia

Dario Franchitti

John Andretti

Davey HamiltonDavey Hamilton

Paul Tracy

Marco Andretti

Danica Patrick

Davey Hamilton

Mario Andretti

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