Helio Castroneves

FONTANA, Calif. -- There was excitement and anticipation in the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock -- along with anxiety -- as drivers and teams prepared this week for the championship-deciding MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway.

Our photographers captured the on-and off-track activity surrounding the season finale. On Aug. 31, check out the photos from the INDYCAR Championship Celebration at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Friday, August 29th - Practice and Qualifications
Will Power

Saturday, August 30th - The MAVTV 500 from Auto Club Speedway
Auto Club Speedway