PHOTOS: 2019 Indianapolis 500 pre-race activities

Helio Castroneves' car waits for inspection before the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR staff)
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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) - The Indianapolis Motor Speedway comes to life before the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500.

As fans filled the famous speedway, drivers and their teams began preparations for the 2019 edition of the race.

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Steve Shunck joins the Sunrise team to show off his amazing Indy 500 wardrobe. (WTHR staff)
Dave Calabro joined Julia Moffitt and Ben Hill on the Sunrise set at IMS. (WTHR staff)
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Race tires are in place for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR staff)
The garages are alive with activity underneath the famous IMS Pagoda. (WTHR staff)
Owner/driver Ed Carpenter (WTHR staff)
A U.S. Secret Service officer and his K-9 partner pose with J.R. Hildebrand's crew and car. (WTHR staff)
Helio Castroneves' car rolls toward inspection. (WTHR staff)
Pippa Mann's car rolls out of inspection. (WTHR staff)
Josef Newgarden's car rolls through the garage area. (WTHR staff)
Sebastien Bourdais' car gets in line for inspection. (WTHR staff)
Cars for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 line up for inspection. (WTHR staff)
Spencer Pigot talks with Rich Nye on race morning. (WTHR staff)
Ed Jones talks with Rich Nye on race morning. (WTHR staff)
Kyle Kaiser chats with Rich Nye on race morning. (WTHR staff)
An IndyCar official inspects Sage Karam's car before the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR staff)
2017 Indy 500 champion Takuma Sato (WTHR staff)
Teammates Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato chat before the Indy 500. (WTHR staff)
Graham Rahal talks to Rich Nye before the Indy 500. (WTHR staff)
Graham Rahal (WTHR staff)
Ryan Hunter-Reay's kids take a spin in their custom wagon. (WTHR staff)
Race Day meets art in the garage area. (WTHR staff)
J.R. Hildebrand is back for another shot at the Indy 500. (WTHR staff)
Cold drinks are key on a warm day at IMS, just don't forget the water! (WTHR staff)

Eyewitness News crews covered all corners of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the hours leading up to the race.