Indy 500 2012 Photos: New Designs, Rocket Speeds

Indy 500 2012 Winner: Dario Franchitti

The world's best IndyCar drivers are on the track, preparing for the 96th Indianapolis 500 mile race. The newly designed cars are stunning, with speeds to match. And safer than previous IndyCars, thanks to extensive contributions by the late Dan Wheldon. 
Wheldon is terribly missed, but his spirit lives on, on the legendary brickyard where he made his mark, winning last year's Indy 500 with a dramatic last-second come-from-behind victory, and in the cars that will make history in 2012. 

Will Power
Takuma Sato
James Hinchcliffe
Townsend Bell
Tony Kanaan
Helio Castroneves
Ryan Briscoe

Oriol Servia
Rubens Barrichello
E. J. Viso
Ana Beatriz
Marco Andretti
Ryan Hunter-Reay
JR Hildebrand
Justin Wilson
Ryan Briscoe