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Car owner Roger Penske, left, listens to Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, during the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Part-timers Danica, Helio garner full attention at Indy 500
Car owner Roger Penske, left, listens to Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, during the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Simon Pagenaud, of France, leads a pack out of the pits during the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
Part-timers Danica, Helio garner full attention at Indy 500
Simon Pagenaud, of France, leads a pack out of the pits during the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
Ed Carpenter leads Will Power, of Australia, into the first turn during the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
Part-timers Danica, Helio garner full attention at Indy 500
Ed Carpenter leads Will Power, of Australia, into the first turn during the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
Danica Patrick pauses in the the pit area following the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Part-timers Danica, Helio garner full attention at Indy 500
Danica Patrick pauses in the the pit area following the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, talks about his car during the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Part-timers Danica, Helio garner full attention at Indy 500
Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, talks about his car during the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Canadian Zachary Claman De Melo is shown, the number 13 tattoed behind his ear, during media day for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 24, 2018. De Melo isn't apprehensive about qualifying 13th for this weekend's Indianapolis 500. After all, 13 has been a meaningful number for the 20-year-old Montreal native, who'll be making his Indy 500 debut Sunday. His late grandmother was released from a Nazi concentration camp on a Friday the 13th and the camp tattoo numbers on her arm all added up to 13. (AP Photo/Mark Long)
Lucky 13? Indy 500 starting spot means everything to rookie
Canadian Zachary Claman De Melo is shown, the number 13 tattoed behind his ear, during media day for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 24, 2018. De Melo isn't apprehensive about qualifying 13th for this weekend's Indianapolis 500. After all, 13 has been a meaningful number for the 20-year-old Montreal native, who'll be making his Indy 500 debut Sunday. His late grandmother was released from a Nazi concentration camp on a Friday the 13th and the camp tattoo numbers on her arm all added up to 13. (AP Photo/Mark Long)
FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Zachary Claman De Melo, of Canada, smiles after he qualified for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. De Melo has the number tattooed behind his right ear. He considers 13 his lucky number because his late grandmother was freed from a Holocaust camp on Friday the 13th. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Lucky 13? Indy 500 starting spot means everything to rookie
FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Zachary Claman De Melo, of Canada, smiles after he qualified for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. De Melo has the number tattooed behind his right ear. He considers 13 his lucky number because his late grandmother was freed from a Holocaust camp on Friday the 13th. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, waits in front of his car for the start of the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Kanaan paces Indy 500 field in final Carb Day practice
Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, waits in front of his car for the start of the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, speaks during a media availability for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Kanaan paces Indy 500 field in final Carb Day practice
Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, speaks during a media availability for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
FILE PHOTO: May 18, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Four time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears watches from the pits during practice for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
FILE PHOTO: IndyCar: 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500-Practice
FILE PHOTO: May 18, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Four time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears watches from the pits during practice for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, consoles the crew after they did not qualifying for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Penske: Guarantee full-time guys Indy 500 starting spots
James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, consoles the crew after they did not qualifying for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
James Hinchcliffe, right, of Canada, talks with Robert Wickens, of Canada, during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Penske: Guarantee full-time guys Indy 500 starting spots
James Hinchcliffe, right, of Canada, talks with Robert Wickens, of Canada, during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, is congratulated by car owner Roger Penske after he qualified for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Penske: Guarantee full-time guys Indy 500 starting spots
Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, is congratulated by car owner Roger Penske after he qualified for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Jay Howard, of England, walks away from his car after qualifying for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Brit Jay Howard not stepping out of Indy 500 for anyone
Jay Howard, of England, walks away from his car after qualifying for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Jay Howard, of England, pulls off his racing suit after he qualified for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Brit Jay Howard not stepping out of Indy 500 for anyone
Jay Howard, of England, pulls off his racing suit after he qualified for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Jay Howard, of England, waits under an umbrella during a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Brit Jay Howard not stepping out of Indy 500 for anyone
Jay Howard, of England, waits under an umbrella during a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
FILE - In this May 29, 1977, file photo, driver A.J. Foyt holds up four fingers in Victory Lane after winning his fourth Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Foyt won the Indy 500 auto race in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977. Hes been coming to Indianapolis every May since 1958 and every year, crowds gather around the first garage stall in Gasoline Alley waiting to have an old photograph signed by their racing hero or merely to catch a glimpse of the former racing star. (AP Photo/File)
Indestructible Foyt back at Indy after another health scare
FILE - In this May 29, 1977, file photo, driver A.J. Foyt holds up four fingers in Victory Lane after winning his fourth Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Foyt won the Indy 500 auto race in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977. Hes been coming to Indianapolis every May since 1958 and every year, crowds gather around the first garage stall in Gasoline Alley waiting to have an old photograph signed by their racing hero or merely to catch a glimpse of the former racing star. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this May 27, 2012, file photo, Takuma Sato, right, of Japan, spins in the first turn under Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, on the final lap of IndyCar's Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Coming close in a potentially life-changing race doesn't really matter. It's how these drivers handle the situation when they return to Indy. (AP Photo/Bill Friel, File)
Close calls force Indy 500 to learn lessons, coping skills
FILE - In this May 27, 2012, file photo, Takuma Sato, right, of Japan, spins in the first turn under Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, on the final lap of IndyCar's Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Coming close in a potentially life-changing race doesn't really matter. It's how these drivers handle the situation when they return to Indy. (AP Photo/Bill Friel, File)
FILE - In this May 29, 2011, file photo, IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand reacts next to track safety personnel after he crashed on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Coming close in a potentially life-changing race doesn't really matter. It's how these drivers handle the situation when they return to Indy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Close calls force Indy 500 to learn lessons, coping skills
FILE - In this May 29, 2011, file photo, IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand reacts next to track safety personnel after he crashed on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Coming close in a potentially life-changing race doesn't really matter. It's how these drivers handle the situation when they return to Indy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Alexander Rossi, right, talks with James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Hinchcliffe no longer pursuing options to run in Indy 500
Alexander Rossi, right, talks with James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
James Hinchcliffe, left, of Canada, talks with Jay Howard, of England, during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Hinchcliffe no longer pursuing options to run in Indy 500
James Hinchcliffe, left, of Canada, talks with Jay Howard, of England, during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
FILE- In this May 19, 2018 file photo, James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, talks with the media after he did not qualify for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. James Hinchcliffe once likened Indianapolis Motor Speedway to a cruel mistress. He found out just how cruel when he was bumped from the race that means the most to him and to any IndyCar driver. But he will be at the track Sunday trying to help his teammates win the Indy 500. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
Hinchcliffe no longer pursuing options to run in Indy 500
FILE- In this May 19, 2018 file photo, James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, talks with the media after he did not qualify for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. James Hinchcliffe once likened Indianapolis Motor Speedway to a cruel mistress. He found out just how cruel when he was bumped from the race that means the most to him and to any IndyCar driver. But he will be at the track Sunday trying to help his teammates win the Indy 500. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
FILE - In this May 29, 2017, file photo, Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato, of Japan, poses with the Borg-Warner Trophy during the traditional winners photo session on the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The billboards went up all over Japan when Takuma Sato held off Helio Castroneves in a dramatic Indy 500, becoming the first driver from his nation to win one of motorsport's pinnacle events. Now, after a switch from Andretti Autosport to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, he's back to defend his title this weekend. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
Takuma Sato back to defend Indy 500 victory with new team
FILE - In this May 29, 2017, file photo, Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato, of Japan, poses with the Borg-Warner Trophy during the traditional winners photo session on the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The billboards went up all over Japan when Takuma Sato held off Helio Castroneves in a dramatic Indy 500, becoming the first driver from his nation to win one of motorsport's pinnacle events. Now, after a switch from Andretti Autosport to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, he's back to defend his title this weekend. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
FILE - In this May 28, 2017, file photo, Takuma Sato, of Japan, celebrates winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The billboards went up all over Japan when Takuma Sato held off Helio Castroneves in a dramatic Indy 500, becoming the first driver from his nation to win one of motorsport's pinnacle events. Now, after a switch from Andretti Autosport to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, he's back to defend his title this weekend.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
Takuma Sato back to defend Indy 500 victory with new team
FILE - In this May 28, 2017, file photo, Takuma Sato, of Japan, celebrates winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The billboards went up all over Japan when Takuma Sato held off Helio Castroneves in a dramatic Indy 500, becoming the first driver from his nation to win one of motorsport's pinnacle events. Now, after a switch from Andretti Autosport to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, he's back to defend his title this weekend.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
Marco Andretti, right, is congratulated by his grandfather Mario Andretti after qualifying for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Curses! Andretti weary of talking Indy 500 disappointment
Marco Andretti, right, is congratulated by his grandfather Mario Andretti after qualifying for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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