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2011 Indianapolis 500: Rookie Drivers Getting Much Needed Practice at IMS Today

Seven drivers will be the first to hit the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today in preparation for the 2011 Indianapolis 500. While none of these drivers will be favorites to win the race, they are getting some valuable experience for the next few weeks.The Rookie Orientation Program kicks off later today as the drivers look to get accustomed to the speeds and driving lines of the track. Three American drivers (all from California) will join two drivers from England, one driver from Canada and one from China, to complete the day's Orientation.Popular rookies James Hinchcliffe (Newman/Haas Racing) and JR Hildebrand (Panther Racing) will join James Jakes (Dale Coyne Racing), Pippa Mann (Conquest Racing), Charlie Kimball (Chip Ganassi Ra...

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