If you are a diehard fan of the racing sport, then you will not want to miss the Indy 500 2018. This year’s Indy 500 will be the 102nd running of the iconic race. The good thing here is that there are some new things that might interest you. But at the same time, it is a bad news for Danica Patrick’s fans, because it is going to be the last appearance of the respective racer.
The Indy 500 will be the last resort for Patrick. For this occasion, Patrick will be behind the GoDaddy premium Motorsports Chevrolet no.7 for the Ed Carpenter Racing in the final race of her car sporting career.
Here we are going to share you the important information that you need to know such as the start time, schedule, TV channels, as well as preview.
|Date:||May 27, 2018|
|Time:||Engines will start at 12:15 p.m. ET and the green flag will drop at 12:20 p.m.|
|Online Streaming:||Watch Free Here!|
|Presented by:||PennGrade Motor Oil|
|Pace car:||Chevrolet Corvette ZR1|
|Location:||Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana, United States|
When Does Indy 500 happen?
The Indianapolis 500 will happen on Sunday, May 27, during the Memorial Day weekend. This year’s Indianapolis 500 will be the 102nd Indy 500 event. Make sure your circle your calendar to keep following this prestigious event.
What is the start time of Indy 500?
The Indy 500 Start time is 12:15 p.m. ET. There will be 5 minutes gap until the green flag drop at 12:20 p.m. Keep in mind that the time difference may apply. You will want to convert this time to your local time if you want to follow the event on time. Keep in mind that the race will last 200 laps or 500 miles. There will be plenty of time wherein you will watch the spectacular moments from your favorite racers.
Indy 500 2018 Schedule
The schedule happens a week before the main event is started. Here is the complete Indy 500 2018 Schedule that you need to consider.
Indy 500 practice
Saturday, May 19
Indy 500 Bump Day
Sunday, May 20
Indy 500 Pole Day
Monday, May 21
Indy 500 practice
Friday, May 25
Miller Lite Carb Day
Saturday, May 26
Sunday, May 27
The 102nd running of the Indy 500
How to Watch Indy 500 2018 live
As usual, you could watch Indy 500 from your favorite TV channel. Ideally, it will be broadcasted live on ABC as the final race of the multiple year contracts. The network has been holding the contract with Indianapolis Motor Speedway for years. So, it is natural that you will be able to watch it through ABC live for free.
Besides, you are also able to watch Indy 500 Live streaming. When it comes to living to stream, you can rest assured to catch up with the spectacle anywhere you want. And you can access the content through your favorite devices like mobile phone, laptop, PC, and so on. The official provider which provides the live streaming service is WatchESPN and online at WatchESPN.com. If you don’t feel like going anywhere and just want to open your PC to watch Indy 500 live streaming, then you could use your browser to access WatchESPN.com.
For those who are on the go, you could use WatchESPN app. Indy 500 2018 is also broadcasted via radio. There are more than 400 affiliate IMS Radio Network radio stations in the US and Canada. So, whenever you go, you have the big chance to tune in the spectacle.
New in-car camera angles
INDYCAR has revealed that there would be new in-car camera angles to enhance the experience of enjoying the greatest race spectacle on earth. This is also made to bring the diehard fans of racing closer to the racing events and the racers themselves.
The in-car cameras will be placed on the strategic places to give the fans the different views around the car and inside the cockpit.
According to the INDYCAR representative, the cameras will be mounted in the traditional above position and behind the driver’s head positions, along with the new positions of the new in-car camera angles. The result? The organizers claim that this will be awesome. It is a great breakthrough to bring the sport even closer to the TV audience.
Now, the question is “are you ready for the Indy 500 2018? the premier race is around the corner. So, make sure you reserve your option to catch up with the festivity. You won’t regret it.
Indy 500 Winners and Results
Here is the Indy 500 Winners complete list (1990 – 2017). We will update Indy 500 2018 Results in details Here. Stay tune with us! Thanks
|2017||Takuma Sato||4||Dallara/Honda||155.395||Andretti Autosport|
|2016||Alexander Rossi||11||Dallara/Honda||166.634||Andretti Herta Autosport|
|2015||Juan Pablo Montoya||15||Dallara/Chevrolet||161.341||Team Penske|
|2014||Ryan Hunter-Reay||19||Dallara/Honda||186.563||Andretti Autosport|
|2013||Tony Kanaan||12||Dallara/Chevrolet||187.433||KV Racing Technology|
|2011||Dan Wheldon||6||Dallara/Honda||170.265||Bryan Herta|
|2006||Sam Hornish Jr.||1||Dallara/Honda||157.085||Penske|
|2004||Buddy Rice||1||G Force/Honda||138.518||Rahal-Letterman|
|2003||Gil de Ferran||10||G Force/Toyota||156.291||Penske|
|2000||Juan Pablo Montoya||2||Dallara/Oldsmobile||167.607||Ganassi|
|1999||Kenny Brack||8||Dallara/Aurora||153.176||A.J. Foyt|
|1998||Eddie Cheever Jr.||17||Dallara/Aurora||145.155||Cheever|
|1997||Arie Luyendyk||1||G Force/Aurora||145.827||Treadway|
|1994||Al Unser Jr.||1||Penske/Mercedes||160.872||Penske|
|1992||Al Unser Jr.||12||Galmer/Chevrolet||134.477||Galles-Kraco|