“Fast Facts” for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil …

Posted: May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized


Track  —  Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.5-mile oval

Race Distance  —  200 laps / 500 miles

Firestone Tire Allotment  —  36 sets for use throughout the month.

Twitter  —  @IMS @IndyCar, #Indy500, #IndyCar

Event Website  —  www.IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com

IndyCar Website  —  www.IndyCar.com

2015 Race Winner  —  Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet)

2016 Verizon P1 Winner  —  James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow SP Motorsports Honda) — 230.760 mph

NBCSN Carb Day Broadcast  —  Friday, May 27 (11am ET)


Kevin Lee will anchor NBCSN’s coverage of Indianapolis 500 final practice, the Indy Lights’ Freedom 100 and TAG Heuer Pit Stop Competition. Robin Miller, Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell will serve as analysts with Katie Hargitt, Jon Beekhuis and Marty Snider as pit reporters.


ABC Race Broadcast  —  Sunday, May 29 (Noon ET)

Allen Bestwick is the lead announcer for ESPN on ABC broadcasts for the second consecutive year alongside analysts Scott Goodyear and Eddie Cheever Jr. Rick DeBruhl, Dr. Jerry Punch and Jon Beekhuis are the pit reporters.

Radio Broadcasts: Mark Jaynes is the chief announcer alongside analyst Davey Hamilton. All Verizon IndyCar Series races are broadcast live on the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209, IndyCar.com, IndyCarRadio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile App. Verizon IndyCar Series final practice session is available on IndyCar.com, IndyCarRadio.com and the INDYCAR Mobile app.

INDYCAR Mobile App: Verizon Wireless puts fans around the world in the driver’s seat with its INDYCAR Mobile app. The app has been enhanced with new features to keep fans in the know of the latest race-day action. Exclusive features of the INDYCAR Mobile app for Verizon Wireless customers will stream live through the app and includes enhanced real-time leaderboard and car telemetry; the ability to follow the race in real time with the interactive 3D track; live in-car camera video streaming for select drivers during Verizon IndyCar Series races; live driver and pit crew radio transmissions during races and live Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network audio streaming during all track activities.

AtTrack Schedule (all times local):

Friday, May 27

11 a.m. – Indianapolis 500 final practice
1:30 p.m. – TAG Heuer Indianapolis 500 Pit Stop Competition

Sunday, May 29

11:38 a.m. – Driver Introductions
12:14 p.m. – Command to Start Engines
12:21 p.m. – Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (200 laps/500 miles), ABC (Live at 11 a.m.)

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