29
May

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) flies airborne as Helio Castroneves (3) drives under him during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Totally worn out from a long day covering the 101st Indianapolis 500 but before I fall asleep for 12 hours I wanted to post all my favorite images from the greatest spectacle in racing!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe (right) kisses the hand of girlfriend Rebecca Dalton prior to getting into his car during Carb Day for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso puts on his helmet prior to Carb Day final practice for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti prepares to hit the track during Carb Day for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
Track officials move the Borg-Warner Trophy during IndyCar Series Carb Day for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/400th, Manual
IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan crosses the yard of bricks during Carb Day for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Manual
Fans in the crowd watch IndyCar Series drivers practice during Carb Day for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f3.2, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso leaves pit road for the track during Carb Day for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/125th, Manual
IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso walks away from his car at the conclusion of Carb Day practice for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Fans and media surround IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso as he rides in a golf cart on pit road at the end of Carb Day for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
Country recording artist/actress Reba McEntire sings the national anthem prior to the Indy Lights Series Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Indy Lights Series driver Matheus Leist leads the field to the green flag during the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 800iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Fans watch from the stands atop the pit road suites as Indy Lights Series drivers race into turn one during the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Indy Lights Series driver Matheus Leist celebrates on his car after winning the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Manual
Indy Lights Series driver Matheus Leist celebrates with the trophy after winning the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/100th, Aperture Priority
Injured IndyCar Series driver Sebastian Bourdais walks with crutches prior to the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f4, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
An emergency ambulance makes its way through crowds of IndyCar Series fans in the infield during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
The limousine motorcade with Vice President of the United States Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence drives down pit road prior to the IndyCar Series 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
The limousine motorcade with Vice President of the United States Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence drives down pit road prior to the IndyCar Series 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f3.2, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
The limousine motorcade with Vice President of the United States Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence drives down pit road prior to the IndyCar Series 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
The limousine motorcade with Vice President of the United States Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence drives down pit road prior to the IndyCar Series 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
Movie actor Jake Gyllenhaal (right) with Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman prior to the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 160iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Movie actor Jake Gyllenhaal prior to the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 160iso, f7.1, 1/60th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso prior to the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso is all smiles prior to the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f3.5, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
Dancing with the Stars alumni IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe (left) and Helio Castroneves dance alongside a DJ during driver introductions for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (center) walks with daughters Tilly Dixon (right) and Poppy Dixon prior to the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
A quarter of the Indy 500 starting field wait in line to use the restroom prior to climbing into their cars for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon leads the field to the green flag during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) the moment before colliding with Jay Howard (77) during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) collides with Jay Howard (77) during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) takes off as he collides with Jay Howard (77) during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) goes airborne after colliding with Jay Howard (77) during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) goes airborne after colliding with Jay Howard (77) during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) goes airborne and crashes in front of Helio Castroneves (3) during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) flies airborne as Helio Castroneves (3) drives under him during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) flies airborne as Helio Castroneves (3) drives under him during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) goes airborne and crashes during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) goes airborne and crashes into the catch fence during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon is visible between trees as he goes airborne and crashes on fire during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) flips over after going airborne into the catch fence during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) flips over after going airborne into the catch fence during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Will Power (12) goes low to avoid the rear end from the car of Scott Dixon after a wild fiery, airborne crash during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
The remains to the car of IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon are towed back to the pits after an airborne crash during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The last time I saw a Dixon flying through the air was when Larry Dixon (no relation) crashed his NHRA dragster at 320mph. Click here to see that sequence!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso (29) leads Josef Newgarden (2) and Tony Kanaan (10) during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
Sparks come from the car of IndyCar Series driver Conor Daly after crashing into the turn three wall during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe (5) is pushed to the grass as Takuma Sato (26) blocks going into turn one during the closing laps of the Indianapolis 500.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
The scoring pylon pays tribute to former IndyCar Series driver Bryan Clauson during the halfway point of the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay leads the field to a green flag during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter (20) goes sideways and collides with Mikhail Aleshin (5) alongside Pippa Mann (63) during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
Debris flies as IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter loses his front wing during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
Overall view of the front stretch and main grandstand leading into turn one during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso blows an engine during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso walks to the garage after blowing an engine during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso walks to the garage after blowing an engine during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver James Davison (18) and Oriol Servia (16) crash during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series drivers James Davison (18), Oriol Servia (16), James Hinchcliffe (5) and Will Power (12) crash during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series drivers James Davison (18), Oriol Servia (16), James Hinchcliffe (5) and Will Power (12) crash during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series drivers James Davison (18), Oriol Servia (16), James Hinchcliffe (5) and Will Power (12) crash during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe (5) and Josef Newgarden (2) crash during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato (26) leads Helio Castroneves in the final laps of the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f3.2, 1/6400th, Manual
IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato celebrates in victory circle after winning the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f3.2, 1/6400th, Manual
IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato celebrates in victory circle after winning the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f3.2, 1/6400th, Manual
IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato drinks 2% milk as he celebrates after winning the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f3.2, 1/6400th, Manual
IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato takes a milk bath as he celebrates after winning the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f3.2, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato (left) celebrates with team owner Michael Andretti after winning the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato (26) celebrates in victory circle after winning the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato (center) celebrates with team owner Michael Andretti and crew after winning the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

I’m already counting down the days until next years 500!

To check out some of my previous Indy 500 blogs click the below links.

2016 Indianapolis 500 Blog

2015 Indianapolis 500 Blog

2014 Indianapolis 500 Blog

2013 Indianapolis 500 Blog

2012 Indianapolis 500 Blog

2011 Indianapolis 500 Blog

2010 Indianapolis 500 Blog

2009 Indianapolis 500 Blog

 


 
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