Memorial Day weekend is here and with it is one of the biggest weekends for Indy car racing. This weekend, on Sunday, May 28th, will be the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. The Indy 500 is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a 2.5 oval circuit.
Scott Dixon, the 2008 winner, is the pole sitter and is also the odds-on favorite to win. Dixon posted the fastest qualifying time since 1996. Alexander Rossi is the defending 2016 champion and was 3rd in qualifying.
Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid
Before any of the fun can begin drivers had to qualify the weekend before. The fastest nine cars advance to the main qualifying session called the Fast Nine Shootout. This will determine the first three starting rows. Places 10-33 run separate qualifying. Let’s look at how the qualifying results panned out.
- Row 1: Scott Dixon, Ed Carpenter, Alexander Rossi
- Row 2: Takuma Sato, Fernando Alonso, JR Hildebrand
- Row 3: Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti, Will Power
- Row 4: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ed Jones, Oriol Servia
- Row 5: Mikhail Aleshin, Graham Rahal, Max Chilton
- Row 6: Charlie Kimball, James Hinchcliffe, Juan Pablo Montoya
- Row 7: Helio Castroneves, Jay Howard, Sage Karam
- Row 8: Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Carlos Munoz
- Row 9: Gabby Chaves, Conor Daly, Jack Harvey
- Row 10: Pippa Mann, Simon Pigot, Buddy Lazier
- Row 11: Sebastian Saavedra, Zach Veach, James Davison
Indy 500 Time and Date
Distance: 200 laps, 500 miles
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana
When: Green flag, 12:19 p.m. EDT, Sunday
TV: ABC; coverage begins at 11 a.m. EDT
Online: WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com. Also, IndyCar’s website.
Last year’s winner: Alexander Rossi (His first. Time: 3:00:02.0872)
On the pole: Scott Dixon
Ways to Stream the Indy 500
The Indianapolis 500 will be broadcast by ABC which means you will be able to watch via the WatchESPN app. The WatchESPN app is compatible on several different devices. Some of these devices include: Amazon Fire TV, Android and Kindle Fire, Android TV, Apple TV, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Google Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Roku, Windows 8, and Xbox One.
The WatchESPN app is free to download but you must have a third-party subscription. . Live streams are available at no additional cost. The WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com have you covered with live streaming access to the following ESPN networks, live events, and shows:
The WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com offers live streaming access to the following ESPN networks, live events, and shows: