The Indy 500 live stream online and televised start time arrives Saturday afternoon from Indianapolis in one of the biggest racing events of the year. The 500-mile spectacle will feature hundreds of thousands of spectators live at the track, with millions more watching worldwide. American driver Ryan Hunter-Reay took the win last year. Can he accomplish the same feat again this Memorial Day weekend or will previous winner and this year’s pole winner Scott Dixon grab the victory? Live streaming online and TV coverage arrives thanks to various sources on Sunday.
A May 23 report via Sporting News states that Dixon will have pole position for this year’s edition of the Indianapolis 500 race. If Dixon can win the race on Sunday it makes for his second career win with the other occurring in 2008. Meanwhile, driver Helio Castraneves is looking to tie a historic record as well, because if he can capture the win, it gives him four career wins at the event. That would tie him with several other legends including A.J. Foyt and Al Unser, Sr. Two female drivers will also compete for a historic win, with Simona de Silvestro and Pippa Mann among the 33 competitors in the starting grid at Indy.
The starting grid will feature this year’s pole position winner and favorite to win, Scott Dixon, alongside Will Power and Simon Pagenaud for the first row. The second row will be comprised of Tony Kanaan, Castroneves and Justin Wilson. In the third row will be Sebastien Bourdais, Marco Andretti and Josef Newgarden. Row No. 4 features JR Hildebrand, Carlos Munoz and Ed Carpenter. For those keeping track of the female competitors, de Silvestro is in the sixth row while Pippa Mann is in row No. 9.
In terms of previous winners in the race, Castroneves last won in 2009. Tony Kanaan took the win in 2013 with Ryan Hunter-Reay of the U.S. winning it last year. Retired driver Dario Franchitti won the race twice over the past decade, with Sam Hornish, Jr. the only other American winner in that span of time. The late Dan Whedon won the race twice in 2005 and 2011. Will Dixon capture his second on Sunday, or will Castroneves tie the victory record of several other legends? It will certainly be an interesting race for spectators to enjoy.
The Indy 500 live stream and televised presentation are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EST with various pre-race events such as driver introductions and the singing of the U.S. National Anthem. The official race start time is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. EST. Sports fans can watch the event live on ABC for television viewing, with live streaming online viewing through the ABC Go or ABC Live website and apps. WatchESPN will also have live stream camera feeds in select drivers’ cars. Sirius XM radio will also have live audio coverage for subscribers on premium channel 212 beginning at 11 a.m. EST Sunday.