2019 2020#Indy500 pic.twitter.com/4Sy635NNuP. OH MY GOODNESS, @AlexanderRossi!JUST WATCH THIS.
Trust me, you are. shares . NBC Live coverage begins at 1.00pm and the prerace buildup will include: feature stories and interviews surrounding pole-sitter Marco Andretti and his iconic grandfather, 1969 Indy 500 winner Mario Andretti; interviews with 2019 Indy winner Simon Pagenaud and 2016 winner Alexander Rossi; a live interview with NBC Sports analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. from Charlotte; the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by the “Singing Surgeons,” former Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgery residents Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson; and the singing of “Back Home Again in Indiana” by Chicago Blackhawks anthem singer Jim Cornelison. 2 . Red Bull's first choice is to take over Honda's F1 project . The 2020 running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing will start that way for the first time since 1987.
Marco Andretti won pole position for Sunday’s race, making him the first Andretti to start the Indy 500 from pole since Mario Andretti in 1987.
If his grandson wins, "I'm going to do a snow angel right on the greasy spot in the pits," Mario says on NBC's prerace show. Lap 120: Alexander Rossi has a one-half second lead on Scott Dixon. Scott Dixon is out 1st, Pato O'Ward 2nd. The other Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver, Spencer Pigot, is 19th. Play this awesome game on a big screen TV ^^, Shinoki Daiichi BLDG 202 Marco Andretti is 12th.
The Indy 500 itself will also be shown live on August 23, in addition to final practice on Friday's 'Carb Day' on August 21. Which sets up a long morning and early afternoon of waiting on Sunday, Aug. 23 before the 104th Indianapolis 500 takes the green flag at 2:30 p.m.
In accordance with Indiana state health guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, track owner and IndyCar owner Roger Penske has had to exclude the fans, 250,000-plus of whom traditionally make this the biggest one-day sporting event in the world. Lap 80: Oliver Askew pits, leaving Scott Dixon ahead by 10+ seconds over Takuma Sato. >> Be an Indy 500 brainiac: Here are 10 things to know as you prepare to watch the race. Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay duck in. How about that for a flyover#Indy500 // #INDYCAR // @JD33Davison pic.twitter.com/8tHEZQnAGI. They lasted 38 laps on that stint. Alexander Rossi is 5.5 seconds behind Dixon in 5th. There won't be a cannon to open the gates to our fans at @IMS this morning but we can't wait to welcome you all back next May for The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Caution. Will Power assumes the lead. #IndyCar #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/Vy3GmaN69A, REPLAY: Yellow Flag is out after this incident involving @conordaly22 and @oliver_askew.Watch LIVE on @nbc.#INDYCAR // #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/SdqJLztaAs. >> Fans are not inside IMS, but you can't escape the vibe just outside the gates.
1.00pm: All Cars on Grid1.00pm: NBC Live Coverage Begins1:20pm: “On the Banks of the Wabash”1:47pm: Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions2:08pm: Presentation of Colors, Military Joint Services2:09pm: Invocation – Archbishop Charles C. Thompson, Archdiocese of Indianapolis2:10pm: Rifle Volley2:11pm: “Taps”2:12pm: National Anthem2:14pm: First Flyover – U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds2:14pm: “Drivers, To Your Cars”2:20pm: “Back Home Again in Indiana”2:22pm: Second Flyover – U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds2:22pm: Command to start engines from Roger Penske2:30pm: Green Flag, 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge (200 laps) Flag waved by Dan Towriss, President and CEO, Gainbridge. Lap 106: Scott Dixon leads. Pre-race coverage will include NBC Sports’ lead IndyCar commentary team of Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy, who will also call the race on NBC, as well as pit reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast and Kevin Lee. Fernando Alonso's third attempt to win the Indianapolis 500 and complete motorsport's Triple Crown has begun ahead of qualifying for the US racing showpiece this weekend. Lap 48: With Will Power pitting, Scott Dixon reassumes the lead. Get the latest Indy 500 news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report Dixon doesn't put up much of a fight. Lap 103: Alexander Rossi takes the lead heading into Turn 1.
A pit lane penalty led to a Turn 2 incident for @AlexanderRossi, who will finish outside the top-10 in the #Indy500 for the first time in his career.Rossi was checked and released from the infield medical center.#INDYCAR | @FollowAndretti pic.twitter.com/P5Zvj4SPud, It's over for @AlexanderRossi.Trying to race his way back to the front, he crashes out of the #Indy500 on @NBC: https://t.co/THKlb49aWT pic.twitter.com/MvINVIPrkO. Lap 90: Power, Pagenaud and Castroneves pit again to try to get back on the same strategy as the leaders. Practice continues on Friday - which is dubbed 'Fast Friday' as teams and drivers run lower downforce to gear up for qualifying - and into Saturday morning. Lap 168: Takuma Sato and Josef Newgarden pit, as does Marco Andretti. (Zach Veach and Max Chilton still must pit.). Formula 1 . Graham Rahal is 3rd. Below is the complete schedule for race day. Takuma Sato, Pato O'Ward and Santino Ferrucci are within 2 seconds. Defending champ @simonpagenaud is making sure you don't forget he's here.Watch LIVE on @nbc.#Indy500 | @GainbridgeLife pic.twitter.com/jyhYYzfTKG. ET as the start time for the 2020 Indy 500. As they cool it, the crew briefly loses communication with Rossi. Something feels right about an Andretti being on the pole for the Indy 500. Lap 68: Scott Dixon leads. Baked into that schedule were qualifications on Aug. 15-16. Fernando Alonso was unharmed after crashing his McLaren into the wall and spinning across the track during practice ahead of the Indianapolis 500 race, Pep defends Aguero over Massey-Ellis incident. What time does the Indy 500 start today? pic.twitter.com/aur19AFmtw. He finished eighth quickest on Thursday, but crashed in the final hour. Only one other driver with 10. With millions of players worldwide, the #1 Drift game is finally back! Rutledge Wood will provide reports from around the track, and engaging with fans via social media throughout the broadcast. pic.twitter.com/rDq0MyqO4C, A bizarre end to James Davison's chances of an #Indy500 win.Watch on @NBC: https://t.co/THKlb49aWT pic.twitter.com/sdWWPBX1bO.