Photos from the first day at Auto Club Speedway in Fontanna, Ca. Oct. 18, 2013
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A. J. Allmendinger is back for Penske.
James Jakes was one of the faster Honda engined cars with a sixth place qualifying result.
Rodger Penske and Helio Castroneves before qualifying. Rodger was being quoted as saying that Helio must win this race.
Marco Andretti was on the pole early but slid to eighth.
Helio came up with the middle of the front row between his two teammates.
Ryan Hunter-Reay had to be dissapointed with 15th starting position.
Tony Kannan qualified 12th.
A. j. Allmendinger on his qualifying run which put him on the outside of the all Penske front row.
Will Power qualifying for the all Penske front row.
Scott Dixon qualifies in seventh, fifth place finish will give him the season title.
Sebastien Bourdais had a good time qualifying fourth.
Alex Tagliani subs for Dario Franchitti and qualifies 13th.
Helio Castroneves waits for the track to open.
The Chevy pacecars.
Corvette Pace Car with pink ribbons.
Pippa Mann was into the wall a few minutes before this photo.
1912 Packard and 1911 National.
Old Racers- 1912 Packard
This Packard has lots of brass.
Miller-Ford from the 1930's.
Old Racers- 1911 National.
Old Racers- National T head.
Old Racers- Studebaker straight 8.
The "George Barringer Special" owned by his son Bill.
The Weinberger Homes Special which Gorden Johncock drove in 1965 500. Behind it is the Bowes Seal Fast Special of 1941 with the first Novi engine in it.
Old Racers- 1941 Bowes Seal Fast Special with Novi engine.
Old Racers- Novi supercharger.
Old Racers- Novi engine.
Old Racers- 1941 Bowes Seal Fast Special with Novi engine goes for a drive.
Weinberger Homes roadster.
Old Racers- This car, a Volstead was driven by Jim Clark at Riverside.
Old Racers- Antares driven by Rodger McCluskey
Old Racers- Antares Offy
Old Racers- Jack Brabham Cooper driven at Indianapolis.
Old Racers- March
Old Racers- 1958 Watson as driven by Dick Rathman in 1958,1959 and 1960. It finished 20th after starting fourth and suffered a pit fire on lap 150 which ended it's race.
Old Racers- The classic Offy.
Old Racers- Gurney Eagle.
Old Racers- Watson Roadster, this is a re-creation of the 1964 Indy Winner.
Old Racers- Enco Tiger Team!
Old Racers- We've done worse!
Ed Carpenter recalls 2012 win.
Sage Karam, winner of 2013 Indy Lights title.
Helio and Will Power after qualifications.
The championship contenders (Scott Dixion, Helio Castroneves) and the polesitter (Will Power).
E. J. Viso
The moon rises over the first turn during Fridays final pratice.
Bourdais and Saavedra
Simon Pagenaud and Marco Andretti.
Simon Pagenaud and E. J. Viso.
Indy Lights final practice.