Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Favorite Photos: 2016

One of my favorite hobbies is to scroll through IndyCar photos from past races. There have been plenty of epic photos from this year's IndyCar season, and I don't think the photographers who devote their time to capturing our favorite sport get enough thanks. Also, many thanks to IndyCar for putting these photos online for all to see. Just remember, if you use these photos on a website, make sure you give credit to the photographer! Here are my favorite pics from the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Season:

Sad that this will be the last season of the Bullseye. Taken from the Phoenix preseason test of
Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon (Photo: Chris Owens)

Josef Newgarden shows off the beautiful new white Vuzzy's Vodka livery for Ed Carpenter Racing (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Indycars made a triumphant return to Road America. Pictured is Ryan Hunter-Reay (Photo: Chris Jones)

Alexander Rossi chases Marco Andretti in Detroit (Photo: Chris Owens)

James Hinchcliffe rolls through the hills of Barber (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Carlos Munoz practices at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Owens)

Juan Pablo Montoya debuts the new Verizon colors for Team Penske at St. Petersburg (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Tony Kanaan races in front of a packed infield at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Chris Owens)

Simon Pagenaud testing at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Owens)

Conor Daly sits in the pits on Carb Day (Photo: David Yowe)

Contact between Carlos Munoz and James Hinchcliffe at the start of the second race in Detroit (Photo:Bret Kelley) 

Graham Rahal takes a stroll through the streets of Long Beach (Photo: Chris Jones)

Marco Andretti spins at Iowa but keeps it off the wall (Photo: Chris Owens)

Alexander Rossi tests for the first time at Indy since winning the 500 (Photo: Chris Owens)

Scott Dixon wears the Clorax colors at Road America (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

The sun sets on a Phoenix test (Photo: Chris Owens)

Max Chilton sits in the car at Barber (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Spencer Pigot practices at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Owens)

Takuma Sato spins at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Owens)

Juan Pablo Montoya at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Helio Castroneves races through the streets of Toronto (Photo: Chris Owens)

James Hinchcliffe tests at Indianapolis for the first time since his crash in 2015 (Photo: Chris Owens)

Will Power practices in Long Beach (Photo: Chris Owens)

Helio Castroneves runs out of fuel after finishing at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Chris Jones)

Bryan Clauson in front of Simon Pagenaud and Ed Carpenter (Photo: Chris Owens)

Pastor Maldonado checks out the action at Iowa (Photo: Chris Jones)

Sebastien Bourdais finishes P1 in Detroit Race #1 (Photo: Chris Jones)

Helio Castroneves with the retro livery for Indianapolis (Photo: Jim Haines)

Conor Daly practices at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Owens)

Scott Dixon prepares to practice at St. Petersburg (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Will Power practices at Road America (Photo: Chris Owens)

Ryan Hunter-Reay practices at Barber (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Max Chilton crashes out of the second race in Detroit (Photo: Chris Owens)

Simon Pagenaud rolls through the hills of Mid-Ohio (Photo: Chris Owens)

Ed Carpenter tests at Indianapolis (Photo: Chris Owens)

Charlie Kimball practices at Road America (Photo: Chris Owens)

The Verizon IndyCar Flag flies over Toronto (Photo: Chris Owens)

Spencer Pigot makes his IndyCar debut for Rahal Letterman Lannigan Racing at St. Petersburg (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

IndyCar races at Phoenix for the first time in a long time (Photo: Chris Owens)

Spencer Pigot practicing at Watkins Glen (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Deuces from Hinch (Photo: Chris Owens)

Broken collarbone and broken hand did not stop Joesf Newgarden from racing at Road America (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Sage Karam practicing at Indianapolis (Photo: Walter Kuhn)

RC Enerson suits up for his first start at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Matt Fraver)

Tony Kanaan  racing at Barber (Photo: Chris Owens)

Takuma Sato practices at Iowa (Photo: Chris Owens)

Simon Pagenaud leads the field at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Chris Owens)

Conor Daly ran decals in honor of fallen teammate Bryan Clauson at Pocono (Photo: Chris Jones)

Josef Newgarden practices at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Owens)

Sebastien Bourdais in the pits at Indianapolis (Photo: David Yowe)

The now retired David Letterman poses with his driver Graham Rahal at Long Beach (Photo: Chris Jones)

JR Hildebrand practices for the GPI (Photo: Chris Owens)

Helio Castroneves celebrates after winning the Carb Day pit competition (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

The helmet of Tony Kanaan (Photo: Chris Owens)

Charlie Kimball races around Barber (Photo: Chris Owens)

Simon Pagenaud gets some air at Toronto (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Josef Newgarden ready to practice at Indianapolis (Photo: Dana Garrett)

Will Power wins the second race in Detroit (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Tony Kanaan practices at Road America (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

British flags adorn the pits at Pocono one year after the loss of British driver Justin Wilson (Photo: Chris Jones)

The Schmidt-Peterson Team at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Josef Newgarden chases Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly (Photo: Chris Owens)

Sebastien Bourdais debuts some new colors in Long Beach (Photo: Chris Owens)

Scott Dixon practices for the Indianapolis 500 (Photo: Chris Owens)

Conor Daly celebrates his first career podium finish at Detroit (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Josef Newgarden qualifying at Barber (Photo: Chris Owens)

The sun sets on Takuma Sato and Indianapolis (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Mikhail Aleshin chills before Fast Friday (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

James Hinchcliffe back at Indy after missing last year's race (Photo: Mike Harding)

IndyCars returned to Watkins Glen for the first time since 2010 (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Matthew Brabham has a moment in the cockpit (Photo: Chris Owens)

Marco Andretti practices for the race at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Will Power celebrates a win at Road America (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

The illumination of the Simon Pagenaud Menards car at Iowa (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

A parking lot ensues in St. Petersburg after contact between Graham Rahal and Carlos Munoz (Photo: Chris Jones)

Tony Kanaan walks the pits at Pocono (Photo: Chris Owens)

Takuma Sato in the streets of Long Beach (Photo: Richard Dowdy)



Simon Pagenaud celebrates a win at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Tony Kanaan practices at the fast Texas Motor Speedway (Photo: Chris Jones)

Josef Newgarden cheesin' before practice in Long Beach (Photo: Chris Owens)

Ryan Hunter-Reay races through Belle Isle park (Photo: Chris Owens)

Matthew Brabham practices for his first Indianapolis 500 (Photo: Chris Owens)

Will Power forces Josef Newgarden onto the curb in Detroit (Photo: Chris Jones)

Max Chilton takes a look over the pit wall (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Graham Rahal wears his classic Ohio State football-inspired helmet at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Scott Dixon wins at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Owens)

Mikhail Aleshin shows off his 'Doom' livery that he would run for the Month of May (Photo: Forrest Mellott)

James Hinchcliffe throws a Tim Horton's prank back at his crew at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Chris Jones)

Pippa Mann practices at Pocono (Photo: Chris Owens)

Oriol Servia, who is subbing for Will Power, chases Sebastien Bourdais in St. Petersburg (Photo: Chris Owens)

Pippa Mann sits in the pits at practice (Photo: Chris Owens)

Racing on the beach at Long Beach (Photo: Chris Owens)

Josef Newgarden prepares to race at Iowa (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Graham Rahal shows off some new colors at Road America (Photo: Chris Owens)

Tires for this year's Indianapolis 500 adorns the names of all of the previous winners of the 500 (Photo: Walter Kuhn)

Helio kicks some sparks following Pagenaud at Texas (Photo: Chris Jones)

Tony Kanaan practices at GPI (Photo: Chris Owens)

Stefan Wilson practices for his first Indianapolis 500 (Photo: Forrest Mellott)

Helio Castroneves leads the field back to the desert in Phoenix (Photo: Chris Owens)

James Hinchcliffe celebrates pole at Indianapolis (Photo:Bret Kelley)

(Photo: Chris Jones)

Greatest track in the world (Photo: David Yowe)

Simon Pagenaud leads the field into turn one in race one at Detroit (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Sebastien Bourdais practices at Toronto (Photo: Chris Owens)

Bryan Clauson prepares to practice for the Indianapolis 500 (Photo: Chris Jones)

Josef Newgarden displays the new lime-green Fuzzy's car (Photo: Chris Jones)

Carlos Munoz practices for the Indianapolis 500 (Photo: Walter Kuhn)

Scott Dixon practices at Pocono (Photo: Chris Owens)

Conor Daly races around Road America (Photo: Chris Owens)

Sebastien Bourdais gives James Hinchcliffe a lift back to the pits after Hinch ran out of fuel (Photo: Mike Harding)

The tire wear of Simon Pagenaud's tires following Barber (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Mikhail Aleshin narrowly misses the wall on the exit of the fountain turn in Long Beach (Photo: Chris Owens)

James Hinchcliffe's crew celebrates after he claims pole at Indianapolis (Photo: Eric Anderson)

Graham Rahal prepares to practice (Photo: Eric Anderson)

Scott Dixon prepares to break in Detroit (Photo: Chris Owens)

Will Power's helmet rests in front of Verizon signage (Photo: Chris Owens)

Alexander Rossi sits in the pits behind Townsend Bell at Indy (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Conor Daly does his best Uncle Sam at Toronto (Photo: Chris Owens)

Drivers went into the crowd after a rain delay in Texas (Photo: Chris Jones)

Graham Rahal gets some fuel during GPI (Photo: Mike Harding)

The silhouette of Charlie Kimball makes his way through the streets of St. Petersburg (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Helio Castroneves gets ready to qualify at GPI (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Mikhail Aleshin tests at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Chris Owens)

Jack Hawksworth sits in the pits prior to practice at Indianapolis (Photo: Jim Haines)

Jack Harvey tests at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Chris Owens)

Chaos at the first turn of the race at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Jones)

Will Power practices at Texas (Photo: Chris Owens)

Marco Andretti needs to be restarted as Conor Daly and Alexander Rossi fly bye in St. Petersburg (Photo: Chris Owens)

Mikhail Aleshin leads the field to green at Pocono (Photo: Bret Kelley)
Alexander Rossi races at Mid-Ohio for the first time (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

James Hinchcliffe races in his native country (Photo: Chris Owens)

Helio Castroneves tests at Watkins Glen with a new helmet (Photo: Chris Owens)

Bryan Clauson suits up for practice (Photo: Eric Anderson)

JR Hildebrand and Tony Kanaan test out new configurations to the DW-12 with no rear bumper pods (Photo: Chris Owens)

Andre Negrao tests at Sonoma (Photo: Mike Finnegan)

Flyover before the 500 (Photo: Walter Kuhn)

Max Chilton races in Detroit for the first time (Photo: Chris Owens)

Scott Dixon high-fives some fans in Toronto (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Tony Kanaan kicks some sparks up at Texas (Photo: Chris Owens)

Matthew Brabham takes the track for his first ever race at  (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Takuma Sato spins on the second lap at Pocono (Photo: Chris Owens)

Charlie Kimball tests at Sonoma (Photo: Mike Finnegan)

Spencer Pigot tests at Road America (Photo: Brian Simpson)

Helio is creeping on Will (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Max Chilton races at Mid-Ohio for the first time (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Pagenaud leads the field to green at GPI (Photo: Mike Harding)

Simon Pagenaud takes the win at Barber (Photo: Chris Owens)

Graham Rahal practices at Toronto (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Scott Dixon tests at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Owens)

Simon Pagenaud drives through Pier 39 in San Francisco (Photo: Chris Jones)

The steering wheel of Tony Kanaan's car (Photo: Chris Owens)

Rookie Spencer Pigot crashes during practice at Indianapolis (Photo: Mike Young)

Will Power practicing at Belle Isles (Photo: Chris Owens)

Ryan Hunter-Reay takes time to say hey to a couple fans in St. Petersburg (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Morning of the race (Photo: Eric McCombs)

Chaos at the start of the race at Barber (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Will Power wins at Pocono (Photo: Chris Jones)

Conor Daly crosses the bricks at Indianapolis practicing for GPI (Photo: Walter Kuhn)

Marco Andretti drives around the fountain in Long Beach (Photo: Chris Owens)

Max Chilton sports a James Hunt replica helmet (Photo: Chris Jones)

Josef Newgarden shows off his trophy at Barber (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Carlos Munoz leads the field at Texas (Photo: Chris Jones)

Hinch celebrates a podium in Canada (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Conor Daly practices at Iowa (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

James Hinchcliffe leads at Texas (Photo: Chris Jones)

Graham Rahal tests at Road America (Photo: Chris Owens)

Conor Daly visits the Snake Pit on race day (Photo: Chris Owens)

Max Chilton races around GPI for the first time (Photo: John Cole)

James Hinchcliffe leads the field to green at the 100th Indianapolis 500 (Photo: Forrest Mellott)

Conor Daly makes his full-time debut for Dale Coyne Racing at the test in Phoenix in February (Photo: Chris Owens)

Josef Newgarden after qualifying at Iowa (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Brad Keselowski jumps in an Indycar at Road America (Photo: Chris Owens)

Mikhail Aleshin spins in the short shoot at Indy (Photo: Mike Young)

Sebastien Bourdais tests at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Chris Owens)

Will Power and Simon Pagenaud drive through San Francisco (Photo: Chris Jones)

A common theme at Texas this year: ominous weather (Photo: Chris Owens)

Scott Dixon practices at Sonoma, the last race for Target (Photo: Chris Jones)

Helio Castroneves practices for GPI (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Josef Newgarden races with Toronto in the backdrop (Photo: Chris Owens)

Graham Rahal celebrates his win at Texas (Photo: Chris Jones)

Marco Andretti prepares to practice in Phoenix (Photo: Chris Owens)

Simon Pagenaud leads the field to green at Iowa (Photo: Chris Owens)

Sebastien Bourdais practicing at Sonoma (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Bryan Clauson and Conor Daly side by side at Indianapolis (Photo: Jim Haines)

James Hinchcliffe kicks up dirt at practice in Sonoma (Photo:Joe Skibinski)

Marco Andretti drives through Detroit (Photo: Chris Owens)

Josef Newgarden suffers a terrifying crash in a collision with Conor Daly (Photo: Chris Jones)

The AJ Foyt Enterprises team at Watkins Glen (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Graham Rahal heads down the front straight at GPI (Photo: David Yowe)

Simon Pagenaud attempts to cool down at Texas (Photo: Chris Owens)

Mikhail Aleshin chases Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya at Toronto (Photo: Chris Owens)

Josef Newgarden races around Iowa (Photo: Chris Owens)

Alexander Rossi makes his IndyCar debut at St. Petersburg for Andretti Autosport (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Sage Karam crashes right behind Townsend Bell at Indy (Photo: Mike Young)

Tony Kanaan practices for Detroit (Photo: Chris Owens)

Spencer Pigot practices for Sonoma (Photo: Richard Dowdy)

The sent sets over Toronto (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Takuma Sato gets ready to head out for practice at GPI (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Carlos Munoz passes Helio Castroneves, who picked up damage after contact with JR Hildebrand (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Charlie Kimball qualifies for GPI (Photo: Chris Owens)

Cars fly through turn one at Texas (Photo: Chris Owens)
Pippa Mann returns to the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing (Photo: Chris Owens)

Ryan Hunter-Reay practices for Watkins Glen (Photo: Bret Kelley)

Carlos Munoz wheels it around the streets of Detroit (Photo: Chris Jones)

A gaggle of cars at Sonoma (Photo: Richard Dowdy)

Josef Newgarden debuts his Ray Harroun tribute helmet at Indianapolis (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Helio Castroneves takes the checkers at the end of a qualifying session in Long Beach (Photo: Chris Owens)

11 rows of 3 (Photo: Doug Matthews)

Carlos Munoz practices at Sonoma (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Mikhail Aleshin signs a dude's head (Photo: Chris Jones)

Josef Newgarden shows off the new all-blue Preferred Feezer colors at GPI (Photo: Walter Kuhn)

Conor Daly leads a hoard of cars in Toronto (Photo: Chris Owens)

Simon Pagenaud at Iowa (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Takuma Sato makes heavy contact with the wall while practicing in Phoenix (Photo: Chris Jones)

Spencer Pigot in the new Samsung colors at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Jones)

Juan Pablo Montoya under the bridges at Long Beach (Photo: Chris Owens)

Into the eyes of Josef Newgarden (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Simon Pagenaud leads the field for the season finale at Sonoma (Photo: Chris Jones)

Matthew Brabham makes a pit stop during the Indy 500 (Photo: Karl Zemlin)

A devastated Carlos Munoz in the pits after finishing second in the Indy 500 (Photo: Chris Jones)

Tony Kanaan turns for the front straight at GPI (Photo: Chris Owens)

Takuma Sato has an off during practice in Sonoma (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Simon Pagenaud heads into turn one at St. Petersburg (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

James Hinchcliffe crashes at the practice session in Phoenix (Photo: Chris Jones)

Marco Andretti in the Dr. Pepper career in Toronto (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Will Power races at Sonoma (Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Ed Carpenter in the pits after retiring from the Indy 500 (Photo: Karl Zemlin)

Alex Tagliani makes his 2016 debut at GPI for AJ Foyt Enterprises (Photo: Walter Kuhn)

Spencer Pigot finishes his rookie campaign at Sonoma (Photo:  Chris Owens)

Juan Pablo Montoya kicks up sparks at Texas (Photo: Chris Owens)

Alexander Rossi crosses the line to win a dramatic 100th Indianapolis 500 (Photo: Walter Kuhn)

Rossi's crew celebrates a dramatic victory at Indy (Photo: Chris Jones)

Victory (Photo: Dana Garrett)

Alexander Rossi celebrates with boss Michael Andretti (Photo: Chris Owens)

A milk soaked car (Photo: Chris Owens)

History (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Simon dominates the season finale and takes the IndyCar championship (Photo: Chris Owens)

Team Penske celebrates a championship (Photo: Richard Dowdy)

Victory lane celebrations (Photo: Chris Owens)
A champion (Photo: Chris Owens)

Wins the race, wins the championship (Photo: Chris Owens)