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Sato Wins Belle Isle Pole, Hunter-Reay In Back

Takuma Sato won the pole for Sunday's second Verizon InDyCar Series race of the weekend in Detroit. (Al Steinberg photo)

More trouble struck 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay when he crashed for the second day in a row, this time in Sunday morning’s qualification session for the second doubleheader race at Belle Isle – the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit.

Power Holds Off Rahal On Belle Isle

Will Power held off Graham Rahal in the final laps to win the first race during the Indy Dual in Detroit Saturday at Belle Isle Park. (Al Steinberg Photo)

It has been six years since Graham Rahal’s first career IndyCar win at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2008

Belle Isle Pole Belongs To Castroneves

Helio Castroneves has earned the pole for Saturday's first Verizon IndyCar Series race at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Mich. (Al Steinberg Photo)

The streets of Belle Isle have always been special to Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves. He scored his first victory here in 2000, backed it up with a win from the pole in 2001 and scored another pole in 2007.

Conway & Pagenaud Fastest At Belle Isle

Simon Pagenaud sped to his second win of the season on Sunday in Houston. (Al Steinberg Photo)

It was just one year ago that IndyCar came up with the grand concept of a doubleheader – two races in one weekend – and it kicked off at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit with Mike Conway and Simon Pagenaud winning the two events.

It’s Hunter-Reay In Indianapolis 500 Thriller!

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Al Steinberg Photo)

It was a “Race of Dreams” – one driver was attempting to become the fourth four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. The other was a driver who had watched the Indianapolis 500 for the first time on television while he was still in diapers with his father and wondered if he would ever get a chance to win just one Indianapolis 500.

Contenders Fill Up Indy 500 Field

Ed Carpenter is one of several favorites who could win Sunday's Indianapolis 500. (Dave Heithaus Photo)

In a year where there is no clear-cut favorite in the 98th Indianapolis 500, throw about 15 names into a hat and pick one.

Ganassi Cars Pace Indy 500 Carb Day

Scott Dixon was fast during Indianapolis 500 final practice and in the pit stop competition. (Walt Kuhn/IndyCar photo)

Target/Chip Ganassi Racing scored a sweep on Carb Day for the 98th Indianapolis 500 while Gabby Chaves snatched away victory by the narrowest of margins in the Freedom 100 Indy Lights Series race.

IndyCar Mechanic Goslee On The Rise

Brian Goslee has emerged as a top mechanic in the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock.

Brian Goslee is a crew member that stands out in Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the pit area at the other events on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.

Page Comes Full Circle At Indianapolis

Paul Page in 1985. (IMS Archives Photo)

Paul Page’s career has literally come full circle at the most famous oval in the world – Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Newgarden Tops Indy Charts, Busch Crashes

Josef Newgarden topped the charts on the final full day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Al Steinberg Photo)

The day after the final round of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 is traditionally a quiet day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway while the field of 33 drivers fly off to locations around the United States for a Media Tour.

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