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Rahal’s Indy Moment, 30 Years Later

Bobby Rahal in victory lane at the 1986 Indianapolis 500. (IMS photo)

When the fans arrived for the 70th Indianapolis 500 on May 25, 1986 it was pouring at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Brabham Family Has Long Indy History

Matt Brabham will make his Indianapolis 500 debut on Sunday. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Over the 105-year history of the Indianapolis 500, and as the 100th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing is set for Sunday, few families have left an impact on the race that continues to this day than what Sir Jack Brabham accomplished in the 50th anniversary of the race in 1961.

2,886 Laps On Indy’s Mileage Monday

Ed Carpenter (20_ leads Takuma Sato (14), J.R. Hildebrand (6) and Mikail Aleshin during practice Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Eric Schwarzkopf photo)

After the starting lineup for the 100th Indianapolis 500 was set on Sunday, the 33-car starting field participated in a final full day of practice Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in what could be best described as Mileage Monday

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.

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