The B2 Bomber turns after the flyover.
Balloons! Release the balloons! More balloons! Balloons!
Alex Lloyd in pits.
Graham Rahal pits early in the race. At one point Graham's crew told him he'd just ran the fastest lap in the race and had the car to beat.
Will Power returns to the pits missing a left rear wheel. There was a problem with the left rear tire change but apparently Power (or whoever releases him on the team) didn't get the memo and so pulled out and quickly saw his left rear spin off and go bouncing down pitwall. AFAIK, that didn't earn him a penalty except for the track position he lost returning to the pits for a replacement cost him.
Contender Scott Dixon
Tony Kanaan's crew has to pull Kanaan back into his pit stall after being blocked by an exiting Pippa Mann (who was pitted behind Kanaan).
Penske driver Ryan Briscoe leaves the pits on the way to a disappointing finish (especially by Penske standards).
Closeup of Kanaan in the pits.
Eventual 2nd place finisher JR Hildebrand. Little did we know the drama that would later unfold with this car.
Another photo of the Graham Rahal entry. Rahal was with the Ganassi '2nd team'. He ended up with a very respectable 3rd place finish making him the highest finishing Ganassi driver.
Eventual winner Dan Wheldon pits.
Tomas Scheckter's car certainly looked fast.
Scheckter's sponsor, Redline Energy drink, did provide some support for the team...
Ryan Hunter-Reay in his Andretti-Foyt car provided some pre-race week drama and controversy with his replacing the original driver of the #41 car when his own car was bumped from the field... by his teammate...
Pole sitter Alex Tagliani
Dan Wheldon pulls into the pits as the winner of the 2011 Indy 500.