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All you need to know to follow the Indy 500 action on Sunday! Ed Carpenter has pole.
The 102nd Indianapolis 500 is set for Sunday, with raceday coverage broadcast by ABC beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Drivers will start their engines at 12:15 p.m., and Green Flag is set for just five minutes later at 12:20 p.m. Ed Carpenter will lead off from pole position.
Online streaming of the race can be had via WatchESPN or the ESPN App, or any subscription service that carries ABC. The WatchESPN coverage will also begin at 11 a.m. and will also include specific driver cams.
The 43-year-old Helio Castroneves is searching for his fourth Indy 500 win. He’ll be starting eighth on the grid, just behind Danica Patrick, who herself is racing in what she says is her last race as a full-time competitive driver. She last raced the Indy 500 in 2011.
Patrick was ninth-fastest on Bump Day, but out-qualified Castroneves and Scott Dixon in the Fast Nine on Pole Day. Patrick had an average four-lap speed of 228.090 mph, behind Spencer Pigot’s 228.107 mph and ahead of Castroneves’ 227.859 mph.
Carpenter took pole with an average speed of 229.618 mph, helped by one lap on which he averaged more than 230 mph, the only driver to do so in the field. He was also the only driver to average more than 229 mph over the four Fast Nine laps.
James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann were both casualties on Bump Day, not making the 33-driver field after multiple rain delays and car issues.
Below is all you need to know to watch the big race on Sunday and the full starting grid.
How to watch the Indianapolis 500
All Times Eastern
Date: Sunday, May 27
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, In.
Green Flag: 12:20 p.m.
TV: ABC (from 11 a.m.)
Indy 500 starting grid
Row 1: Ed Carpenter, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power
Row 2: Josef Newgarden, Sébastien Bourdais, Spencer Pigot
Row 3: Danica Patrick, Hélio Castroneves, Scott Dixon
Row 4: Tony Kanaan, Matheus Leist, Marco Andretti
Row 5: Zachary Claman DeMelo, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Charlie Kimball
Row 6: Takuma Sato, Kyle Kaiser, Robert Wickens
Row 7: James Davison, Max Chilton, Carlos Muñoz
Row 8: Gabby Chaves, Stefan Wilson, Sage Karam
Row 9: Zach Veach, Oriol Servià, J.R. Hildebrand
Row 10: Jay Howard, Ed Jones, Graham Rahal
Row 11: Jack Harvey, Alexander Rossi, Conor Daly
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