There are two types of access passes commonly doled out at the  Indianapolis 500. Cold passes let you onto the track and into the pits and just about anywhere else you want to go, but only until 11:30 am (well before the race actually starts). Hot passes, on the other hand, let you go essentially wherever you want before, during and after the race. That’s how we managed to get this shot in the pits.

Indy 500 race tires - Indianapolis, IN

In the pits at the Indianapolis 500.

 

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