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Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles (left) and past NTT Indy Car Series president Jay Frye smile while posing with Register photographer Patrick Meyer during a break in 2019 Indy 500 qualifying. Photo by Patrick Meyer

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With the Purdue band in the background, beloved icon Mario Andretti celebrated the 50th anniversary of his 1969 victory last year. Photo by Patrick Meyer

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Simon Pagenaud paces pensively just moments prior to the start of the 2019 Indy 500, in which he led a top-three sweep by Team Penske. Photo by Patrick Meyer

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Past 500 winners Helio Castroneves (second from left), Johnny Rutherford and Rick Mears pose with the Borg Warner Trophy, along with sponsor Pennzoil president Doug McMillon, in front of the Indy pagoda. Photo by Patrick Meyer

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Turning to Indycar collecting in recent years, Meyer has managed to acquire race-worn fire suits from the likes of 500 winners Scott Brayton and Arie Luyendyk, along with other racing memorabilia. Photo by Patrick Meyer

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Meyer wears the USAC Scoring & Timing short of his late wife Amy to every Indy race, including the virtual one held last Sunday. Photo by Patrick Meyer

Memorial weekend with no 500

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