An Indy 500 just a few months late is healthier than no Indy 500 in any respect. That is the mindset of the IndyCar Collection and the 33 race groups and drivers competing within the 2020 Indy 500, the 104th version of the Best Spectacle in Racing.
The Indy 500 is being run in August for the primary time ever. The COVID-19 pandemic made the normal Could date for the race inconceivable, and with the 2020 IndyCar season having began in June, the Indy 500 is the seventh occasion on what’s at present a 12-race schedule.
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway initially deliberate to host followers on the Indy 500 at 50 p.c of the observe’s capability. That quantity later was lower to 25 p.c, and finally, observe proprietor Roger Penske needed to pull the plug on the concept of internet hosting followers in any respect. The 2020 Indy 500 will play out in entrance of empty bleachers at IMS.
Scott Dixon, the IndyCar Collection factors chief and the motive force who virtually stored Marco Andretti from the pole for Sunday’s race, is the betting favourite to win the 2020 Indy 500. He’ll begin second behind Andretti, whose Indy 500 pole is the sixth of his IndyCar profession.
Sporting Information is monitoring stay updates and highlights from the 2020 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Observe alongside beneath.
Indy 500 stay updates, highlights from 2020 race
(The inexperienced flag for the 2020 Indy 500 is scheduled to wave at 2:30 p.m. ET.)
1:48 p.m. ET: Driver introductions start on NBC.
Indy 500 begin time
Race: 104th Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayDate: Sunday, Aug. 23Begin time: 1 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. ET inexperienced flag)TV channel: NBCDwell stream: NBC Sports activities Gold | fuboTV
NBC will begin overlaying pre-race Indy 500 ceremonies a full hour and a half earlier than the inexperienced flag is scheduled to wave. The command for drivers to begin their engines will come at 2:23 p.m. ET. (Extra on the total schedule beneath.)
NBC Sports activities is the unique dwelling for the IndyCar Collection in the US for the second consecutive 12 months, which is why the 2020 Indy 500 will probably be proven on broadcast cable community NBC. The Indy 500 had been proven on ABC for 54 consecutive years earlier than NBC obtained the unique sequence rights with a three-year deal in 2019.
Mike Tirico will lead NBC’s pre-race protection from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and for the second straight 12 months, he’ll get assist from retired IndyCar driver Danica Patrick.
NBC Sports activities’ lead IndyCar broadcast group of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst) and Paul Tracy (analyst) will name the 104th annual Indy 500.
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Indy 500 qualifying outcomes, beginning lineup
Andretti received the pole for the 2020 Indy 500 when he edged Scott Dixon by .zero17 mph, the third-closest margin within the historical past of Indianapolis qualifying. He did it final Sunday after ending Saturday’s qualifying session with the quickest lap instances and giving himself the ultimate run for the Quick 9 Shootout.
Andretti’s pole at Indianapolis is the sixth pole of his IndyCar profession. His group, which is owned by his father Michael, now has 42 poles in IndyCar.
The vast majority of the 33-car Indy 500 beginning lineup was set Saturday, when all however the quickest 9 drivers cemented their positions. Colton Herta certified 10th and barely missed the cut-off for Sunday’s Quick 9 Shootout.
Every of the highest 9 drivers certified Sunday with four-lap runs. Together with the outcomes of each qualifying periods, beneath is the entire beginning lineup for the 2020 Indy 500.