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When is Indy 500? Everything you need to know about 2021 race

When is the 2021 Indy 500: Start times, schedules, TV times, historical stats about 105th race at Indianapolis. 




 Thirty-five cars will fill 33 starting spots for the 105th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 30 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. An official Indy 500 qualifying attempt is 4 laps around the 2.5-mile oval.




When is the Indy 500.? Indy 500 race day start times on Sunday.?



2021 Indy500 Race: Date: Sunday, 30th May.



5 a.m.: Garage opens

6 a.m.: Gates open

6:30 a.m.: Tech inspection

8:15 a.m.: Cars pushed to pit lane

10:30 a.m.: Cars on the starting grid

11:47 a.m.: Driver introductions

12:38 p.m.: Command to start engines

12:45 p.m.: Green flag for the 105th Indy 500



How to watch online live stream the 2021 Indy 500 on TV?


The Indy 500 will be shown on NBC. Prerace coverage will begin at 9 a.m. on NBCSN, moving to NBC at 11 a.m. and running through 4 p.m., 

followed by a postrace show on NBCSN. It also will be available via streaming on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com.

Practice and qualifying for the Indy 500 will be shown on NBC, NBCSN and Peacock Premium.



When is qualifying practice & how to watch live stream for the Indy 500?


The 33-car field for the Indy 500 will be set May 22-23.

Saturday, May 22:    Practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Peacock Premium); qualifying from noon-5:50 p.m. (Peacock Premium, NBC 2-3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, 3-6 p.m. ET)

Sunday, May 23: P   ractice from 11 a.m.-noon (Peacock Premium); 

Last Chance Qualifying 1:15-2:30 p.m. (Peacock Premium, NBCSN); 

Fast Nine Qualifying, 3-3:45 p.m. (Peacock Premium, NBC), Indy 500 practice 4:30-7 p.m. (Peacock Premium)



Qualifying Practice on Carb Day on May 28.


May 28: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Peacock Premium, NBCSN


Who has won the most pole positions in Indy 500 history?


Rick Mears won the pole position 6 times (1979, '82, '86, '88, '89 and '91). He won the race from the top spot in 1979, '88 and '91, as well as in 1984 (from the 3rd starting position).



What is the Fastest Indy 500 qualifying speed?


Arie Luyendyk completed 4 laps averaging 236.986 mph in 1996. At the time, rules dictated the pole position could be earned only on the first day of qualifying. 



How many fans will be allowed to attend the Indy 500, Seating Capacity?


The 40% capacity this year 2021, determined by Penske Entertainment Corp. and Marion County, the officials, It means the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can host up to 135,000 fans this year 2021 Indy500. 

Not a small numbers, than the race day's usual yearly attendance of about 300,000 people.



35 Drivers line-up at IndyCar Series 2021 qualifying order for the 105th Indy 500:



1. #9 Scott Dixon
2. #98 Marco Andretti
3. #28 Ryan Hunter‐Reay
4. #06 Helio Castroneves
5. #18 Ed Jones
6. #29 James Hinchcliffe
7. #25 Stefan Wilson
8. #48 Tony Kanaan
9. #2 Josef Newgarden
10. #21 Rinus VeeKay
11. #3 Scott McLaughlin
12. #30 Takuma Sato
13. #45 Santino Ferrucci
14. #24 Sage Karam
15. #51 Pietro Fittipaldi
16. #86 Juan Pablo Montoya
17. #1 JR Hildebrand
18. #12 Will Power
19. #20 Ed Carpenter
20. #5 Pato O’Ward
21. #7 Felix Rosenqvist
22. #59 Max Chilton
23. #4 Dalton Kellett
24. #47 Conor Daly
25. #15 Graham Rahal
26. #60 Jack Harvey
27. #75 RC Enerson
28. #10 Alex Palou
29. #22 Simon Pagenaud
30. #26 Colton Herta
31. #27 Alexander Rossi
32. #8 Marcus Ericsson
33. #16 Simona De Silvestro
34. #11 Charlie Kimball
35. #14 Sebastien Bourdais




How many laps & how long it takes at the Indy 500.?


The race is 500 miles over 200 laps. Depending on the number of yellow flags, the Indy 500 typically takes about 3 hours to complete (give or take 30 minutes).



Top 4 drivers won more titles Indy 500, history.


   Driver        --    Years

Rick Mears   --    1979, 1984, 1988, 1991
Al Unser Sr.   --   1970, 1971, 1978, 1987
A.J. Foyt   --    1961, 1964, 1967, 1977




Top 5 Drivers with closest finishes winners in Indy 500 history.



Year   Winner  --   Runner-up  -- Margin of victory


1992 --  Al Unser Jr. Scott Goodyear 0.043 seconds

2014  --   Ryan Hunter-Reay   --    Helio Casroneves 0.06 seconds

2006  --   Sam Hornish Jr.   --   Marco Andretti 0.0635 seconds

2015  --   Juan Pablo Montoya  --   Will Power 0.1046 seconds

1982  --   Gordon Johncock  --   Rick Mears 0.16 seconds


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