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In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Marco Andretti sits in his pit box during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Andretti went into the Indianapolis 500 last year believing the race was his to lose. Well, he lost and the Andretti Curse lives. Now off to his best start, he could become the first Andretti to win the showcase race since his grandfather in 1969. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Photo by: Michael Conroy
In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Marco Andretti sits in his pit box during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Andretti went into the Indianapolis 500 last year believing the race was his to lose. Well, he lost and the Andretti Curse lives. Now off to his best start, he could become the first Andretti to win the showcase race since his grandfather in 1969. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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