The Indy 500 re-visitations of its legitimate spot on the schedule — the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend — after the 2020 race was moved to August on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Furthermore, fans will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” but not in full force.
Penske Entertainment Corp. What’s more, Marion County (Indiana) general wellbeing authorities decided the current year’s race would have a 40% limit, so up to 135,000 fans can join in. While it stands to be far more modest than pre-pandemic participation — IMS typically holds 300,000 individuals on race day — Sunday will, in any case, be the biggest get-together of individuals at a game since the start of the Covid flare-up.
Here is all the data you need to prepare for the 2021 Indy 500, Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
START TIME: Noon ET. GREEN FLAG: 12:45 p.m. ET.
Television: NBC. The Pre-race broadcast starts at 11 a.m. ET. NBCSN will have significant prior pre-race inclusion starting at 9 a.m. ET.
RADIO: IndyCar Radio Network and SiriusXM channel 205.
STREAMING: NBCSports.com (should have a TV supplier) and NBC Sports application.
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RACE DISTANCE: 200 laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a sum of 500 miles.
LAST TIME: Takuma Sato drove 27 laps, including the last 16, preceding winning under alert on August 23, 2020. Sato, who likewise won the Indy 500 in 2017, held off Scott Dixon, who drove a race-high 111 laps.
QUALIFICATION: Scott Dixon, a six-time IndyCar Series champion, won the shaft during Fast Nine qualifying a week earlier.Dixon’s fourth vacation Indy 500 victory came after he won the race in 2008.
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Setup: Thirty-three vehicles qualified and endured Bump Day to make the field. Here is the arrangement for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.
1. Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda
2. Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport with Curb-Agajanian, Honda
3. Rinus VeeKay, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet
4. Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet
5. Tony Kanaan, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda
6. Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda
7. Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport, Honda
8. Helio Castroneves, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda
9. Marcus Ericsson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda
10. Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport, Honda
11. Ed Jones, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan
12. Pato O’Ward, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan
13. Pietro Fittipaldi, Dale Coye Racing with Rick Ware Racing, Honda
14. Felix Rosenqvist, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet
15. Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda
16. James Hinchcliffe, Andretti Autosport, Honda
17. Scott McLaughlin, Team Penske, Chevrolet
18. Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda
19. Conor Daly, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet
20. Jack Harvey, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda
21. Josef Newgarden, Team Penske, Chevrolet
22. JR Hildebrand, A.J. Foyt Racing, Chevrolet
23. Santino Ferrucci, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda
24. Juan Pablo Montoya, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet
25. Marco Andretti, Andretti Herta-Haupert with Marco and Curb-Agajanian, Honda
26. Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske, Chevrolet
27. Sebastien Bourdais, A.J. Foyt Racing, Chevrolet
28. Stefan Wilson, Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport, Honda
29. Max Chilton, Carlin, Chevrolet
30. Dalton Kellett, A.J. Foyt Racing, Chevrolet
31. Sage Karam, Dreyer and Reinbold Racing, Chevrolet
32. Resolution, Team Penske, Chevrolet
33. Simona de Silverstro, Paretta Autosport, Chevrolet
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