May 14th Opening Day at Indy

On a soggy Opening Day of the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 a veteran, a champion and a rookie topped the speed chart.

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  • Rookie James Jakes is driving car 18. İClarino 5/14/11
  • AJ is driving the pace car for this year's 500. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Marco sits in his car waiting for practice to begin. ©Clarino 5/14/11

  • A cockpit shot of Marco. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Belkus opens the track. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Randy Bernard opening speech. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Danica was all smiles on opening day. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Ed Carpenter had fast practice time on opening day. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Meira tells Foyt he like the car this year. ©Clarino 5/14/11

  • Helio sits in the cockpit of his car waiting to go out for practice. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Helio had a little bit of sun shinning on him during practice on opening day. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Rookie Hildebrand was 3rd quick on opening day. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Kanaan only ran a total of 19 laps on opening day. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Marco had one of the five top speeds on Saturday. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Rick mears looks on as Briscoe runs one of his 29 practice laps. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Vitor Meira is driving car #14 for AJ Foyt. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Roger Penske looks concerned as his drivers take to the track. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Will Power was driving the 12T car today. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Power in the pits during practice. ©Clarino 5/14/11

  • Jimmy Vasser, one of the owners of KV racing Technology. İClarino 5/14/11
  • Car #41 is driven by Junqueira. ©Clarino 5/14/11

  • Car 78 is driven by Simona De Silvestro. ©Clarino 5/14/11

  • Mike Conway is driving for Andretti Autosport. ©Clarino 5/14/11

  • Hot Wheels replica track being built to use on Race Day. ©Clarino 5/14/11

  • Ryan Hunter-Reay is driving the Sun Drop car this year. ©Clarino 5/14/11

  • John Andretti is driving car #43. ©Clarino 5/14/11

  • Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard was the honorary starter today, waving the green flag to start the first practice for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500.

  • Michael Andretti during practice. ©Clarino 5/14/11

  • Simona almost almost posted a speed of 220, but not quite. ©Clarino 5/14/11

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