2015 – Indy Car in Black and White with the Dual in Detroit Race 1 (May 29 to 31)

The IndyCar Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 1 was held Saturday afternoon under overcast skies and wet conditions. After 47 of the scheduled 70 laps, the race was red flagged due to bad weather. Carlos Munoz won his first IndyCar race in the #26 Andretti Autosport – HVM Racing Honda. Marco Andretti in the #27 Andretti Autosport Honda was second and Simon Pagenaud in the #22 Team Penske Chevrolet was third. This photo story will be in black and white to reflect the bad weather conditions that we experienced during the race. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 Detroit (HC7A8103)Dark skies were overhead for the start of the race, which were an ominous sign of the rain to come. But despite the bad weather, their was good attendance.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8049)Rain started to fall during the pre-race ceremonies.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8054)Corvette pace-car and Chevrolet Camaro’s lined up on a wet track.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8060)A lucky fan gets to experience what its like to be in an IndyCar by leading the field on the warm-up lap in a two-seater.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8067)Track marshals give the “thumbs-up” as the IndyCar field heads out of pit lane.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8092)Race start, with Will Power leading the field through Turn 1 in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8111)Race winner Carlos Munoz leads the field through Turn 1 in the #26 Andretti Autosport during the early laps of the race on a drying track.

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Meanwhile, teams were using blowers to dry their track boxes in preparation for a busy pit lane. Some teams chose slicks, while others stayed on wet weather tires.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8189)Through Turn 1 with Stefano Colette in the #4 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8240)Around Turn 1 with Simon Pagenaud in the #22 Team Penske Chevrolet who placed third.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8160)An IndyCar “train” being led by Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske Chevrolet down the front straight.

2015 Detroit (222A4605)“Head-on” with Juan Pablo Montoya in the #2 Team Penske Chevrolet.

2015 Detroit (222A4647)Safety car for a full course year flag.

2015 Detroit (222A4686)Later in the race the rain started to come down. “Rooster-tail” with second place finisher Marco Andretti in the #27 Andretti Autosport Honda.

2015 Detroit (222A4690)Really like the rooster-tails of water spray behind the IndyCars. This time its Will Power in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet.

2015 Detroit (222A4693)“An opening in the rain” with Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske Chevrolet as he enters Turn 1.

2015 Detroit (222A4695)Water streaming from the tires of the #41 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda driven by Jack Hawksworth.

2015 Detroit (222A4682)I think this gives you idea of what its like to see in front of you in the rain.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8301)Carlos Munoz accepts the winners trophy.

2015 Detroit (HC7A8306)Winners podium with Carlos Munoz (first, center), Marco Andretti (second, left), and Simon Pagenaud (third, right).

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