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Hinchcliffe Rides Emotion To Indy 500 Pole

James Hinchcliffe on his pole winning run during Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Sunday. (Dave Heithaus Photo)

What James Hinchcliffe did by winning the pole for the 100th Indianapolis 500 is fairly remarkable considering that he nearly died at Indianapolis Motor Speedway just one year and four days ago.

Hinchcliffe Has No Fear In Indy Qualifications

James Hinchcliffe was the fastest man in town during the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Eric Schwarzkopf Photo)

A little more than a year after nearly losing his life in a crash in turn three during Indianapolis 500 practice, James Hinchcliffe placed himself on top of the scoring pylon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the fastest driver on the first day of qualifications for the 100th Indianapolis 500.

Power Leads The Way On Indy’s Fast Friday

Will Power (12) set the fastest lap during Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Dave Heithaus Photo)

Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway didn’t live up to its nickname until the final hour and nine minutes of practice.

Chaves Impresses, Paces Indy 500 Practice

Gabby Chaves impressed many by leading Indianapolis 500 practice on Thursday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Dave Heithaus Photo)

Gabby Chaves is making up for lost time by not having a ride this season before team owner Dale Coyne put him in the No. 19 Honda for the month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Hunter-Reay Tops Indy Speed Charts

Ryan Hunter-Reay was the fastest driver during Wednesday's practice session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (David E. Heithaus photo)

Ryan Hunter-Reay remembers previous months of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he lingered near the bottom of the speed charts

Hot Wheels Indy 500 Trophy

Ryan Hunter-Reay with the new Hot Wheels Indy 500 Championship Trophy. (LAT photo)

Hot Wheels, the iconic maker of scale die-cast toy cars for nearly a half-century, is helping commemorate the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 by unveilingthe Hot Wheels Indy 500 Championship Trophy

Rain Washes Out Indy 500 Practice

Rain forced the cancelation of practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Tuesday. (IMS Photo)

Constant drizzle with more rain on the way forced INDYCAR officials to cancel Tuesday’s second day of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 100th Indianapolis 500.

Andretti Teams Pace Opening Day At Indy

Marco Andretti set the fastest lap during the opening day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (IndyCar Photo)

The importance of track time was plainly evident on the opening day of practice for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Hinchcliffe Puts Near-Fatal Crash Behind Him

James Hinchcliffe (5) returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time since a near-fatal crash last year on Saturday and finished third in the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. (Ginny Heithaus Photo)

James Hinchcliffe made a successful return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a third-place finish in Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Pagenaud Makes It Three In A Row

Simon Pagenaud won his third-straight Verizon IndyCar Series race on Saturday during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. (Don Figler Photo)

It’s hard to believe Simon Pagenaud didn’t win a Verizon IndyCar Series race in 2015 considering how he has started this season.

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