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Indy begins new century with faster speeds, wide-open field

The Indianapolis 500 is embarking on its second century much as it did its first: Nobody really knows what to expect in next weekend's race.

Pole-winner Scott Dixon posted the fastest four-lap qualifying average at Indy in 21 years Sunday. But with the first rows filled by three race winners, three 500 runner-ups and a two-time Formula One champion, picking a favorite is anybody's guess.

"I think the hardest part of the week leading up to the 500 is you're basically trying to predict things," Dixon said. "Everybody asks you how do you think you're going to do, how is the race going to go? It's so hard to talk about the race continuously before you've even done...

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