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"The Greatest Spectacle In Racing" is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. (EST) Sunday, May 30th. The race will be broadcast live on ABC Sports and the IMS Radio Network.

Here is the race schedule:

  • 5 a.m. - Military bomb to signify opening of track.
    7:45 a.m. - Spectacle of Bands.
    8:30 a.m. - Cars begin entering pit road.
    9 a.m. - Historic car parade.
    9:05 a.m. - Sponsor Pace Car rides.
    9:20 a.m. - Festival Princess lap.
    9:40 a.m. - "On the Banks of the Wabash" by the Purdue University band.
    9:50 a.m. - Celebrity/VIP laps.
    10 a.m. - Engine warm-up begins.
    10:05 a.m. - Engine warm-up concludes.
    10:15 a.m. - "I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack, Victory Podium; Military Recognition lap in Chevrolet vehicles
    10:25 a.m. - Driver picture at Yard of Bricks.
    10:31 a.m. - Driver introductions.
    10:36 a.m. - "God Bless America" sung by Florence Henderson.
    10:40 a.m. - National anthem sung by Jessica Simpson and flyover.
    10:42 a.m. - "Drivers to your cars" announcement.
    10:44 a.m. - Invocation.
    10:46 a.m. - Memorial Day recognition.
    10:48 a.m. - "Taps" by the Purdue University band.
    10:49 a.m. - "Back Home Again in Indiana" sung by Jim Nabors; balloon spectacle.
    10:51 a.m. - Lady and gentlemen start your engines command by Mari Hulman George.
    10:53 a.m. - Parade lap.
    10:58 a.m. - Pace laps with Morgan Freeman driving Pace Car.
    11 a.m. - Race start.

For more info, go to the Indy 500 homepage here.
 

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Thanks for posting the Indy 500 schedule, Fernando.

I'm there early in the morning, rain or shine....most probably rain. I've been there everyday this month working in the media center. I certainly hope we don't have to go an extra day to get the race in Monday.

No rain dances, please. :)

Lynda
 

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I didn't know the military bombed the track prior to the Indy race :)
I'm busy getting the pool online for the evil grandkids. Of course, the real race starts at 5:30...
 
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