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Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti will be trying to become four-time Indianapolis 500 champions, four women will roll off the starting grid, a local boy is on the pole and a group of dynamic rookies that includes A.J. Allmendinger is there to add intrigue.
AJ Allmendinger's parents attended their first Indianapolis 500 in 1979, when they camped in a grassy lot and watched Rick Mears win his first 500.
Helio Castroneves figures plenty of today's fans have never seen a driver win the Indianapolis 500 for a record-tying fourth time.
Ed Carpenter turned Pole Day into a family celebration.
Everything seems to be lining up for Michael Andretti this May.
Rookie Carlos Munoz shot to the top of the speed chart in Indianapolis 500 practice Thursday with a lap at 225.163 mph, the fastest through the first six days of practice.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti topped the speed chart Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, turning a lap at an average of 224.236 mph in the fifth practice session for the May 26 race.
James Hinchcliffe posted the fastest lap Tuesday in practice for the Indianapolis 500, the third straight day an Andretti Autosport driver topped the speed chart.
Marco Andretti posted the fastest Indianapolis 500 practice speed of the month Monday, turning a fast lap of 225.100 mph on the 2.5-mile oval.
The Indianapolis 500 is getting its mojo back.
IndyCar heads to its signature event in Indianapolis with some momentum after James Hinchcliffe's last-turn pass of Takuma Sato for victory in Brazil.
The Indianapolis 500 has reached 33 driver-car combinations.
Takuma Sato decided to celebrate another good performance instead of lament losing a race he had all but wrapped up until the final turn Sunday in the Sao Paulo 300.
Upset after a qualifying mishap that sent him to the back of the grid for the Sao Paulo 300, Will Power got into a brief spat with a Brazilian radio reporter, having to comeback and apologize.
Winning the Sao Paulo 300 for a fourth straight time became a lot harder for Will Power after a mishap in qualifying sent him to the back of the grid for Sunday's IndyCar race.
"I don't know what it's going to be, I think it could be about 228," Castroneves said.
"We have to keep an eye on the Japanese now," Castroneves said. "He is a threat for the championship now."