Indy500 - Leadup to the big one

Indy500 - Leadup to the big one

Postby meteorite » Tue May 19, 2015 9:25 pm

As this is written, it's under five days to the start of the Indy 500, and the Indianapolis organizers are in deep, deep trouble. Days have been lost to rain, and in the makeup runs, there has been a qualifying disaster. Helio Castroveves bashed the wall on the first day of qualifying. Josef Newgarden came loose on the second day and soon staged a copycat crash. It got worse the third day, as the wall's next victim was Ed Carpenter, scion of the family that owns the Speedway.

Every one of the three was driving a Chevrolet with the marque-specific aerodynamic kit, every one came loose just after apex ing a turn, and every one after impact came airborne and went sliding down the track on its side. Blessedly, every driver got out unhurt.

But yesterday it was our own (Oakville, ON) James Hinchcliffe, in his Honda-kitted car. And when he hit the wall, a piece of the structure of the car was driven into his pelvis, as he went skidding almost overturned down the track. The safety crew got him out of the car quickly and into the ambulance, where he was taken to hospital for immediate major trauma surgery and blood loss. Latest reports say he is now in intensive care and his whole racing career is on indefinite hold.
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Re: Indy500 - Leadup to the big one

Postby meteorite » Tue May 19, 2015 9:52 pm

HERE ARE THE REPORTS FROM INDYCAR, AS THE SITUATION DEVELOPED.

Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Postponed by Rain

INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2015) - Persistent afternoon rain canceled the remainder of scheduled track activity on the first day of qualifications for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, so the process begins anew May 17.

A revised schedule for Old National Armed Forces Pole Day calls for the 34 entries to make one four-lap qualifying attempt each on the 2.5-mile oval (10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET), followed by the "Fast Nine Shootout" (1:45-2:30 p.m.) in which the top nine cars return to determine the Verizon P1 Award for pole position and the first three rows for the May 24 race. Finally, positions 31-33 will be determined in a 45-minute session (3-3:45 p.m.).

Ryan Hunter-Reay (229.845 mph) and Carlos Huertas (228.235) were the only drivers to post four-lap qualifying runs before the rain today, but those will not count since not everyone was able to make an attempt. Two groups of cars will be accorded practice time from 8-8:20 a.m. and 8:20-8:40 a.m. (ET) May 17, prior to qualifying.

In today's morning practice, Helio Castroneves recorded a lap of 233.474 mph that, while unofficial, is the fastest lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway since the 1996 race when Eddie Cheever Jr., had the fastest race lap at 236.103 mph. That same year, Arie Luyendyk set the one- and four-lap qualifying records (237.498 mph and 236.986 mph, respectively).

"That 233 mph number was pretty cool, but it was with a little bit of help (with a tow from cars in front of him)," said Castroneves, driving the No. 3 Shell V-Power Nitro+ Team Penske Chevrolet. "The guys have really done an amazing job over the last couple of days since the (May 13 crash). To lose a day and still be on top of the practice speeds is a testament to how hard they worked. The weather, there is nothing we can do about the weather. We'll just come back and see what's in store."

Castroneves seeks to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as four-time Indy 500 winners, and he's in contention for pole history, too. Castroneves, with No. 1 qualifying efforts in 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2010, is tied with Foyt and Rex Mays. A fifth would put him second among all-time Indy 500 pole winners, one behind Team Penske consultant Mears. Castroneves also could give team owner Roger Penske a record-extending 18th pole position at the Indy 500.

Added Team Penske teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, the Verizon IndyCar Series championship points leader: "It's a little bit of a disappointment that we didn't get to qualify today because the Team Penske cars were very strong in the practice sessions. I've been happy with the car even though we continue to struggle a bit with the balance. We are confident that we know what direction we need to go with the weather. It's going to be a fast, exciting qualifying session, I know that."

In 2014, Ed Carpenter earned the Verizon P1 Award in the Fast Nine Shootout with a four-lap average speed of 231.076 mph - the second consecutive year that Carpenter started from the pole. He'll seek to become the first to earn the pole in three consecutive years May 17. Twenty drivers have won the race from the pole - most recently Castroneves in 2009.

"Last year we were pretty solid, so I think we can get in (to the Fast Nine Shootout), but we've got to play our cards right and find a little bit (of speed)," said Carpenter, driver of the No. 20 Fuzzy's Vodka CFH Racing Chevrolet. "The thing we've got to figure out is how to make the fourth lap still be good."

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Statement from Mark Miles Regarding Indianapolis 500 Qualifying[\B]

Mark Miles, CEO - Hulman & Company, parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

"This morning we saw a third car get into the wall, turn backward and lift into the air. We've said all along we want to go faster, but we want to do so safely.

"As a precautionary measure, INDYCAR will require that the cars qualify today in the same aero setup that they will run in the Indianapolis 500 next weekend. Also, for today, boost levels will return to race conditions. Given these changes, we have elected to not award points for today's qualifications.

"Safety for drivers and fans is the top priority for INDYCAR and we will continue to be proactive in our research and development to improve all safety aspects of our sport."

Today's revised schedule:
1:30 - 2 p.m. - Group 1 practice
2 - 2:30 p.m. - Group 2 practice
*Note: No guaranteed green flag time
2:45 p.m. - Group 1 in tech line
3:15 p.m. - Group 2 in tech line
3:15 p.m. - Indianapolis 500 qualifications (all cars, one time through)
30 minutes following conclusion of qualifying - Group 2 qualifying (Pos. 31-33 and unqualified cars)
*Note: There will be no Fast Nine Shootout

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99th Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Results[\B]

INDIANAPOLIS - Results of qualifying Sunday for the 99th Indianapolis 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with rank, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses:

1. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 02:38.7579 (226.760)
2. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 02:39.0458 (226.350)
3. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 02:39.1900 (226.145)
4. (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 02:39.6428 (225.503)
5. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet , 02:39.6439 (225.502)
6. (25) Justin Wilson, Honda, 02:39.8022 (225.279)
7. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 02:39.8626 (225.193)
8. (27) Marco Andretti, Honda, 02:39.8659 (225.189)
9. (21) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 02:39.8670 (225.187)
10. (6) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 02:39.9297 (225.099)
11. (26) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 02:39.9703 (225.042)
12. (20T) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 02:40.0830 (224.883)
13. (32) Oriol Servia, Honda, 02:40.1585 (224.777)
14. (83) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 02:40.1828 (224.743)
15. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 02:40.2446 (224.657)
16. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 02:40.3041 (224.573)
17. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 02:40.5064 (224.290)
18. (18) Carlos Huertas, Honda, 02:40.5473 (224.233)
19. (29) Simona de Silvestro, Honda, 02:40.8304 (223.838)
20. (7) James Jakes, Honda, 02:40.8651 (223.790)
21. (19) Tristan Vautier, Honda, 02:40.8960 (223.747)
22. (48) Alex Tagliani, Honda, 02:40.9140 (223.722)
23. (8) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 02:41.0051 (223.595)
24. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 02:41.0602 (223.519)
25. (43) Conor Daly, Honda, 02:41.0865 (223.482)
26. (24) Townsend Bell, Chevrolet, 02:41.1119 (223.447)
27. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 02:41.2718 (223.226)
28. (63) Pippa Mann, Honda, 02:41.3600 (223.104)
29. (98) Gabby Chaves, Honda, 02:41.4958 (222.916)
30. (17) Sebastian Saavedra, Chevrolet, 02:41.5086 (222.898)
31. (41) Jack Hawksworth, Honda, 02:40.9022 (223.738)
32. (4) Stefano Coletti, Chevrolet, 02:42.1617 (222.001)
33. (88) Bryan Clauson, Chevrolet, 02:42.6328 (221.358)

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Dixon Wins Pole Start for 99th Indianapolis 500[\B]

Scott Dixon punctuated the day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by earning the Verizon P1 Award for the pole position in qualifications for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

Dixon, driving the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, recorded a four-lap average speed of 226.760 mph on the 2.5-mile oval and will lead the 33-car field to the green flag in the 200-lap race May 24 (11 a.m. ET on ABC).

Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power (226.350 mph) and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud (226.145 mph) also qualified for front-row starts under a revised format. The change was prompted by a lengthy delay for track repairs and aerodynamic and engine boost changes mandated by INDYCAR following a crash involving CFH Racing co-owner/driver Ed Carpenter during a morning practice session.

The scheduled two-day, multi-tier qualifying format was altered by rain May 16 after only two of the 34 entries made qualifying runs. By rule, both runs were thrown out and qualifying started fresh May 17.

The scheduled May 17 "Fast Nine Shootout," in which the top entries were slated to return to the track after their initial qualifying attempts for a single four-lap run to determine the Verizon P1 Award winner and the first three rows, was canceled. Instead, each entry was allowed one qualifying attempt to lock in positions 1-30.

Positions 31-33, contested among four drivers, were determined in a separate session after the initial qualifying session. Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indy 500 winner, did not make the field.

Dixon, a three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, won the 2008 Indy 500 from the pole and has five top-five finishes in his 12 "500" starts. Dixon's 22nd career pole broke a tie with 2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran for 13th on the all-time Indy car list. He also broke a streak of eight consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series races dating to August 2014 in which a Team Penske driver started from the pole.

"We're starting in the right place but it's still a long race. Hopefully, we can replicate what we did in 2008," said Dixon, who was presented a $100,000 check for winning the pole. "We're starting on pole for the Indianapolis 500 and now we just have to finish first. I'm just so proud of everybody at Team Target, whether it's the engineers and everybody that has worked so hard to get the speed out of this car. It was definitely a tough day."

Power, who won the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course from the pole on May 9, had a best previous Indy 500 start of second in 2009. Pagenaud's highest previous Indy 500 start was fifth in 2014.

"I think we have a good chance here, the entire team," Pagenaud said of the Team Penske foursome that also includes three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves (qualified fifth) and 2000 race winner Juan Pablo Montoya (qualified 15th). "But the Indy 500 is a bit like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. You're never ready enough for this race. There's so many things, nine to 10 pit stops, a yellow can fall out at the wrong time, something can happen in pit lane.

"It can go all right up until the race and something can happen at the last moment where you don't expect it. I'm just going to keep being like I have been, like pretty non-emotional about it, and do my job, even though I'm super excited."

Before qualifications today, INDYCAR announced:

-- The turbocharger boost level, which was increased from 130 kPa to 140 kPa for "Fast Friday" practice May 15 and scheduled qualifications May 16-17, was returned to 130 kPa. That relates to about a 40 horsepower reduction to the Chevrolet and Honda 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engines. The boost level will remain at 130 kPa for final practices May 18 and Coors Light Carb Day on May 22, as well as the race.

-- The aerodynamic bodywork package that the Chevrolet- and Honda-aligned entries qualified with must be utilized in the race. Downforce was increased on the superspeedway platforms for added stability.

"That rule alone will cause the manufacturers to select certain components that are biased toward the race, which in effect will give them more downforce, which is really part of the exercise we're going through here," said Derrick Walker, INDYCAR president of competition and operations.

Carpenter's crew prepared a backup chassis in less than five hours following the morning crash and he participated in the afternoon practice preceding qualifications. The third driver in the qualifying order, he recorded a four-lap average of 224.883 mph and qualified 12th.

"When I was upside down in Turn 2 this morning, I didn't know the delays in the schedule we would have. The way things worked out, it gave the team the time it needed to get the car ready to go," said Carpenter, who earned the Verizon P1 Award at Indianapolis the past two years. "I didn't think we expected to win the pole with the morning we had and I'm just thankful to the whole team."

A practice session is scheduled for 12:30-4 p.m. (ET) May 18, and the 11 a.m.-noon (ET) session on May 22 is the final practice.

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Indianapolis 500 Teams Focus on Race Setup in Practice[\B]

INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2015) - Figuring the fastest way around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in "race trim" was the theme of the day as Verizon IndyCar Series teams held a practice session the day following the completion of Indianapolis 500 Mile Race qualifications for the second straight year.

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams drivers Sage Karam and Scott Dixon, who won the Verizon P1 Award for the 500, paced the day with best laps of 227.831 and 226.542 mph, respectively, followed by CFH Racing's JR Hildebrand (226.308) to give Chevrolet-powered entries the top three spots on the time chart.

"After yesterday's qualifying, it feels good to be up at the top of today's practice session," said Karam, driver of the No. 8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chevrolet who qualified 23rd. "My car has been so fast all month and yesterday just didn't show it at all. We have a lot of good data and a good setup for the race on Sunday."

James Davison, who stepped back into the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing entry after Tristan Vautier had qualified the car for him a day earlier, was the fastest Honda, fourth overall at 226.109. Davison practiced in the car last week before relinquishing the cockpit so he could drive in a sports car event in Canada. He flew back to Indianapolis late Sunday night.

"I'm obviously pleased with the job that Tristan did to put the car in the show," said Davison, the 28-year-old Australian who made his first Indianapolis 500 start in 2014. "He did the professional job that I knew he was hired to do. No surprises there, but great to know everything was fully executed and he was able to look after the car like I was confident he would."

Most of the best laps for the 32 drivers who logged laps today came while drawing a tow from cars cutting the air in front of them, as teams raced in packs much of the day to get their cars best suited for those conditions on race day May 24. Now there remains only a one-hour practice session on Coors Light Carb Day, May 22, before the 99th running of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

The practice session was interrupted less than an hour after it started when James Hinchcliffe, driver of the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda, crashed hard into the SAFER Barrier in Turn 3. Hinchcliffe, 28 and a four-time Indy 500 starter, was transported by ground to IU Health Methodist Hospital. Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR medical director, reported that Hinchcliffe underwent surgery for an injury to his left upper thigh. He has been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit and remains in stable condition.

Practice was halted for track repairs and for INDYCAR officials to investigate the cause of the crash. A Honda spokesperson said a broken right front suspension piece led to the incident. Teams were given 105 minutes of practice later in the afternoon.

Tony Kanaan, fifth fastest on the day at 225.969 in the No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, said that it's upsetting anytime a fellow competitor is injured. But it's the profession race car drivers have chosen.

"That's what makes us different than other people," Kanaan said. "That's why not everybody can do this. It's never easy to see a friend of yours get hurt or lose a friend of yours, but this is the sport that we chose."

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James Hinchcliffe Medical Update[\B]

INDIANAPOLIS (May 19, 2015) - Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe is improving as he remains in stable condition following surgery yesterday at IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his pelvic area and upper left thigh. Hinchcliffe is undergoing further evaluations in the Intensive Care Unit and has been ruled out of Verizon IndyCar Series competition for the foreseeable future.

"Words can't describe how thankful I am to the Holmatro Safety Team," Hinchcliffe said. "Those guys, in addition to the doctors and staff at the hospital, are my heroes. I can't say enough how much I appreciate the outpouring of support from INDYCAR fans, my family and fellow drivers. We are all one big family and it feels like that today."

Hinchcliffe's surgery was performed by Dr. Timothy Pohlman, Senior Staff Trauma Surgeon at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

"He's stable and improving," said Dr. Pohlman. "His condition was critical upon his arrival and I think the INDYCAR system as a whole needs to be commended for how well they can take care of drivers in this situation."

Hinchcliffe was transported by ground to the hospital following a single-car accident during practice for the 99th Indianapolis 500 on May 18.

Additional updates to Hinchcliffe's condition will be released when available.
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Re: Indy500 - Leadup to the big one

Postby meteorite » Sat May 23, 2015 9:55 pm

Final updates on the eve of the race:

99th Indianapolis 500 Starting Lineup

INDIANAPOLIS - Starting lineup for the 99th Indianapolis 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with rank, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses:

1. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 02:38.7579 (226.760)
2. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 02:39.0458 (226.350)
3. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 02:39.1900 (226.145)
4. (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 02:39.6428 (225.503)
5. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 02:39.6439 (225.502)
6. (25) Justin Wilson, Honda, 02:39.8022 (225.279)
7. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 02:39.8626 (225.193)
8. (27) Marco Andretti, Honda, 02:39.8659 (225.189)
9. (21) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 02:39.8670 (225.187)
10. (6) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 02:39.9297 (225.099)
11. (26) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 02:39.9703 (225.042)
12. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 02:40.0830 (224.883)
13. (32) Oriol Servia, Honda, 02:40.1585 (224.777)
14. (83) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 02:40.1828 (224.743)
15. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 02:40.2446 (224.657)
16. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 02:40.3041 (224.573)
17. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 02:40.5064 (224.290)
18. (29) Simona de Silvestro, Honda, 02:40.8304 (223.838)
19. (7) James Jakes, Honda, 02:40.8651 (223.790)
20. (48) Alex Tagliani, Honda, 02:40.9140 (223.722)
21. (8) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 02:41.0051 (223.595)
22. (43) Conor Daly, Honda, 02:41.0865 (223.482)
23. (24) Townsend Bell, Chevrolet, 02:41.1119 (223.447)
24. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 02:41.2718 (223.226)
25. (63) Pippa Mann, Honda, 02:41.3600 (223.104)
26. (98) Gabby Chaves, Honda, 02:41.4958 (222.916)
27. (17) Sebastian Saavedra, Chevrolet, 02:41.5086 (222.898)
28. (41) Jack Hawksworth, Honda, 02:40.9022 (223.738)
29. (4) Stefano Coletti, Chevrolet, 02:42.1617 (222.001)
30. (88) Bryan Clauson, Chevrolet, 02:42.6328 (221.358)
31. (5) Ryan Briscoe, Honda, 02:41.0602 (223.519) *
32. (18) Tristan Vautier, Honda, 02:40.5473 (224.233)**
33. (19) James Davison, Honda, 02:40.8960 (223.747) ***

* - Substitute driver for James Hinchcliffe, who qualified car on May 17; ** - Replacement driver for Carlos Huertas, who qualified car on May 17; *** - Replacement driver for Tristan Vautier, who qualified car on May 17. Note: Car order for Cars 5, 18 and 19 set by Verizon IndyCar Series entrant points entering event per Rules 8.1.8.6 and 8.1.8.6.1 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook

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99th Indianapolis 500 Race Day Schedule: Sunday, May 24

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Detailed schedule for 2015 Indianapolis 500 Race Day on Sunday, May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: NOTE: All gates open at 6 a.m.

SCHEDULE (all times local)
6 a.m. CDT

Cannon Signifies Opening of Track
IMS Midway Opens
7 a.m. Snake Pit presented by Miller Lite Opens featuring Kaskade, Steve Aoki
and A-Trak
8-9:15 a.m. Parade of Bands
9:30 a.m.

Race Cars begin entering Pit Lane
Celebrity Red Carpet Begins - Pagoda Plaza
Sponsor Parade Car Laps Begin - South End of Pits
9:45 a.m. Sponsor Parade Car Laps End
9:54 a.m. Moto America Bike Laps Begin
9:55 a.m. All Cars in Place on Pit Lane
Purdue Band Begins March to Yard of Bricks
10:15 a.m. "On the Banks of the Wabash" - Purdue University Band (Victory Circle)
Cars Begin to Grid on Track
10:25 a.m. Green Flag Delivered in Turn 1 by IUH Helicopter
10:35 a.m. Camaro Carrying Paul George and Riley Patient Departs - Lap to
Yard of Bricks (Pit Lane)
10:38 a.m. Paul George, Riley Patient, Deliver Green Flag to Starter on Yard of Bricks,
Camaro Carrying Grand Marshal Nastia Liukin Departs
10:40 a.m.

All Cars are in Place on Grid
Winning Driver Laps in Current Pace Cars Depart from South Pit (via Pit Lane)
A.J. Foyt - 1961, '64, '67, '77
Parnelli Jones - 1963
Bobby Unser - 1968, '75, '81
Mario Andretti - 1969
Johnny Rutherford - 1974, '76, '80
Rick Mears - 1979, '84, '88, '91
Bobby Rahal - 1986
Arie Luyendyk - 1990, '97
Al Unser Jr. - 1992, '94
Kenny Brack - 1999
Gil de Ferran - 2003
Dario Franchitti - 2007, '10, '12
10:50 a.m. Vintage Car Laps Begin (via Pit Lane)
1968 Eagle - Alex Gurney
1973 Eagle - Justin Gurney
1975 Eagle - Jimmy Gurney
1981 Eagle - Danny Gurney
1915 Mercedes - (100th Anniversary) - TBD
1940 Maserati (75th Anniversary Indy 500 Win) - Al Unser
1965 Lotus (50th Anniversary Indy 500 Win) - Dario Franchitti
1990 Lola (25th Anniversary Indy 500 Win) - Arie Luyendyk
Engine Warm-up Begins
11:35 a.m. Drivers in Line on Yard of Bricks under Panasonic Pagoda by row (33 to 1)
11:37 a.m. Driver Introductions
11:50 a.m. Troops Begin Marching Into Place From North of Tower Terrace
WWII Vets Walk Into Place From South Pagoda Passage
11:53 a.m. "America the Beautiful" - Danielle Bradbery
11:55 a.m. WWII Commander Inspection Speech, Pit Lane
11:55 a.m. Military Speech, General Dennis Via
11:57 a.m. "God Bless America," Florence Henderson
Red Bull Sky Divers coming in over Snake Pit - Landing on Golf Course
11:59 a.m. Invocation - Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis
12:01 p.m. Rifle Volley Begins - Victory Podium
12:02 p.m. "Taps" Begins - Victory Podium
12:04 p.m. National Anthem Begins - Jordin Sparks
12:05 p.m. Flyover by A-10C Warthog by Indiana Air National Guard 122nd Fighter Wing,
Fort Wayne, Indiana
12:06 p.m. "Drivers to your Cars" Command
12:13 p.m. "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" Straight No Chaser
Balloon Spectacle
12:15 p.m. Command to Start Engines, Mari Hulman George, IMS Chairman of the Board
12:15 p.m. Parade Lap
12:19 p.m. Pace Laps
12:21 p.m. Green Flag - 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
2 p.m. (Approximate - Lap 100) IMS Midway Closes
6 p.m. Public Gates Close
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