June 19, 2024
Motorsports

Indy 500: Schedule, Viewing Information, and Betting Odds for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”

Get ready for the 108th edition of the Indianapolis 500, where 33 cars will compete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend in what is known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Last year, Josef Newgarden claimed victory with a last-lap pass of Marcus Ericsson in a controversial finish. The win gave team owner Roger Penske his 19th triumph in the prestigious race.

Team Penske faced some challenges this year as two senior team leaders and two engineers were suspended due to a cheating scandal involving Newgarden’s illegal use of his car’s push-to-pass system in a previous race.

Exciting storylines to watch include whether Alex Palou can secure his first Indy 500 win, how NASCAR star Kyle Larson will perform in his debut, and if Helio Castroneves can clinch a record fifth victory.

When is the Indy 500?

The race will take place at 12:45 p.m. EDT on May 26, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.

Practice sessions are scheduled for May 15-17, with full-field qualifying on May 18, the pole shootout on May 19, and Carb Day on May 24, leading up to the main event.

How can I watch the Indy 500?

Indy 500 practices and qualifying events will be available for streaming on Peacock, while the pole shootout on May 19 will be televised on NBC. Race coverage on May 26 will begin at 11 a.m. on NBC, Peacock, and Universo.

Who to watch in the Indy 500?

All eyes will be on Larson as he aims to complete “the double” by racing in both the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Newgarden and Power will be looking to secure another win for team owner Roger Penske, while Castroneves could make history with a fifth victory.

Indy 500 betting favorites

The betting favorites for the race include Alex Palou at 4-1, Larson at 13-2, O’Ward at 7-1, and Newgarden at 9-1, according to BetMGM Sportsbook.

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FAQ

Q: When is the Indy 500?

A: The Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for May 26 at 12:45 p.m. EDT.

Q: How can I watch the Indy 500?

A: You can stream practice sessions and qualifying events on Peacock, with the race coverage airing on NBC, Peacock, and Universo on May 26.

Q: Who are the betting favorites for the Indy 500?

A: The top favorites to win the race are Alex Palou, Kyle Larson, Pato O’Ward, and Josef Newgarden.

Conclusion

Get ready for an action-packed weekend at the Indianapolis 500 with thrilling races, intense competition, and potential history-making moments on the iconic track. Don’t miss out on the excitement of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

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