The Indianapolis 500 Race, also known as the Indianapolis 500 or the Indy 500, is an American automobile race, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The event lends its name to the IndyCar class, or formula, of open-wheel race cars that have competed in it.
The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered one of the three most significant motorsports events in the world.
The 98th running of the race is scheduled this Sunday afternoon May 25, 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tony Kanaan is the defending champion.
The Indianapolis 500 race starts at 1:00 pm ET.
The month of May 2014 activities will open with the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday, May 10. The track is scheduled to open for practice on Sunday May 11. Time trials is scheduled for May 17-18, and the final practice, traditional dubbed “Carb Day,” will be held Friday May 23. A support race, the Freedom 100 for the Indy Lights series also will be held on Carb Day.
In the U.S., ABC TV will broadcast both feature races in the IndyCar Series during the Indianapolis 500 meeting. ABC will also carry time trials for the first time since 2008.
Long-time NASCAR play-by-play announcer Allen Bestwick will make his Indy 500 debut for 2014. Previous anchor Marty Reid was fired by the network last September 29, 2013 following an error during the broadcast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300.
Carb Day coverage will be carried by NBC Sports Network and Bob Varsha will serve as announcer.
Paul Page anchor in the radio booth, replacing Mike King, who resigned after 2013.
1070 The Fan broadcast nightly beginning April 29 with Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, followed by Donald Davidson’s The Talk of Gasoline Alley. Speed will broadcast in Australia.
Indy 500 Race Schedule of Events:
SUNDAY – MAY 25, 2014
98th Running of the Indianapolis 500
5:30 am – Gates Open – IMS
5:30 am – 2:00 pm – IMS Midway – IMS Infield
7:00 am – Snake Pit presented by Miller Lite Opens – Infield Turn 3
7:00 am – 2:00 pm – IMS Kids Zone Open – IMS
8:00 am – Spectacle of Bands – Track
8:00 am – 10:00 am – Dillon Francis Performance – Snake Pit
9:45 am – 500 Festival Princess Lap – Track
10:00 am – 12:30 pm – NERVO Performance – Snake Pit
10:15 am – On the Banks of the Wabash – Track (Performed by the Purdue University All-American Marching Band)
10:50 am – Vintage Car Laps – Track
11:10 am – Military Recognition Lap – Track
11:33 am – Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions – Track
11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race Ceremonies – Track
12:05 pm – Back Home Again in Indiana – Track (Performed by Jim Nabors)
12:15 pm – 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 – Track
12:30 pm – Hardwell Performance – Snake Pit
6:00 pm – Gates Close – IMS
Schedule subject to change. Bookmark for updates.
****2014 Indianpolis 500 Race Results
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