Scenes From The 2018 Indy 500

With almost 250,000 fans and non-stop events, the Indy 500 is a sight to behold.

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The IndyCar race at the Indy 500 is just a small piece of race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Daily concerts, fan experiences, historic cars on track, parades, presentations and an hours-long opening ceremony are all part of the mix. And that doesn't even address the rest of the races and happenings throughout the month of May.  Here's a look at some of the goings on at the track for race weekend. 

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The Pagoda at Indy marks the center of the universe on race weekend at Indy.

Danica Patrick prepares for final practice on Carb Day. The 500 will be her last race.
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The figure atop the Borg Warner trophy. 

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Bands are omnipresent. In the infield, parading on the track, through the streets of Indianapolis and during the pre-race ceremony.

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Opening ceermonies kick into high gear after fans are cleared from the grid.

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Pit officials stand among the burnout skids on pit lane moments before the race start.

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A green flag marks a restart after a caution late in the race.