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Juan Pablo Montoya wins the 2015 Indianapolis 500

IndyCar: Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is known as the Great American Race, it’s held Memorial Day weekend along with the Monaco Grand Prix and the Coca-Cola 600. Motorsports biggest weekend in the world! If you have never been to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway you need to just once in your life. The history and the size of the track is something that television doesn’t do justice.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is so big that you can fit Churchill Downs, Rose Bowl, Roman Coliseum, White House, Liberty Island, Yankee Stadium, Taj Mahal, and Vatican City.

This is my 6th Indianapolis 500 and I got to work with another amazing crew to produce some beautiful images for USA Today Sports. My main priority was working features and the grid prior to the race and then shooting outside of turn 1 and in between turn 1 and 2.

The biggest crash of the race literally happened right in front of me, the cars crashed right in front of the safer barrier at my shooting position so I bailed out of the way. In my head I wanted to stay with it but with parts flying in the air, no thanks!

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day, enjoy!

First lets start with some of my favorite images from Carb Day.

General view of the pagoda during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

General view of the pagoda during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Car of IndyCar Series driver Townsend Bell is pushed onto pit lane during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Car of IndyCar Series driver Townsend Bell is pushed onto pit lane during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

 Car of IndyCar Series driver JR Hildebrand is pushed onto pit lane during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Car of IndyCar Series driver JR Hildebrand is pushed onto pit lane during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

 IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (left) talks with Graham Rahal during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (left) talks with Graham Rahal during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Ryan Briscoe, who is replacing the injured James Hinchcliffe (not pictured) during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Ryan Briscoe, who is replacing the injured James Hinchcliffe (not pictured) during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Ryan Briscoe, who is replacing the injured James Hinchcliffe (not pictured) during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Ryan Briscoe, who is replacing the injured James Hinchcliffe (not pictured) during Carb Day for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Now for the Indy 500 images.

Sunrises behind the pagoda prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Sunrises behind the pagoda prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Detailed view of the Borg-Warner Trophy prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Detailed view of the Borg-Warner Trophy prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Detailed view of the Borg-Warner Trophy prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Detailed view of the Borg-Warner Trophy prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

IndyCar Series owner David Letterman prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series owner David Letterman
prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

TV actor Patrick Dempsey prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

TV actor Patrick Dempsey prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

General view of fans prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

General view of fans prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar series owner Roger Penske prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar series owner Roger Penske prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series owner David Letterman during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series owner David Letterman during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal (left) talks with Patrick Dempsey and Simona de Silvestro during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal (left) talks with Patrick Dempsey and Simona de Silvestro during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Alex Tagliani holds his new born baby Eva Rose as Takuma Sato shares a moment prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Alex Tagliani holds his new born baby Eva Rose as Takuma Sato shares a moment prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya sits in his car prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya sits in his car prior to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Will Power during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Will Power during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Track workers come to the aid of IndyCar Series driver Oriol Servia after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Track workers come to the aid of IndyCar Series driver Oriol Servia after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter sits in his car after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter sits in his car after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Track workers come to the aid of IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Track workers come to the aid of IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The car of IndyCar Series driver Oriol Servia is removed from the track after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The car of IndyCar Series driver Oriol Servia is removed from the track after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The car of IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter is removed from the track after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The car of IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter is removed from the track after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The car of IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter is removed from the track after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The car of IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter is removed from the track after a crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) leads Will Power (1) during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) leads Will Power (1) during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon pits during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon pits during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates in victory lane after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates in victory lane after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates in victory lane after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates in victory lane after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) celebrates after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) celebrates after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) celebrates after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) celebrates after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) kisses the bricks after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) kisses the bricks after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) celebrates after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) celebrates after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar: Indianapolis 500

IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) celebrates with his family after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

 

IndyCar: Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya (2) celebrates with team president Tim Cindric after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

 

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