It’s finally time to watch the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
Drivers will race the Indianapolis 500 today with ambitions of coming away with the trophy and a glass of milk. And for the first time since 2019, it will be in front of fans.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has opened its gates to 135,000 people to see the race in person, the largest gathering since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Follow for complete results from the 2021 race at the Brickyard.
Indy 500 live updates, highlights from 2021 race
12:59 p.m.: Helio Castroneves passed Tony Kanaan for fifth-place on Lap 18. VeeKay, Herta, Dixon, Ed Carpenter are the top four.
12:54 p.m.: Power has moved up from his starting position of 32 all the way up to 25 on Lap 7.
12:50 p.m.: Rinus VeeKay is leading for the start with Colton Herta in second and Scott Dixon in thitrd on Lap 5 of the race.
12:47 p.m.: The race has begun.
12:45 p.m.: NBC broadcast saying Will Power’s car did not start, but now he is rolling and he has to catch up to the last row.
12:40 p.m.: Drivers have been instructed to start their engines.
12:40 p.m.: Jim Cornelison sings “Back Home in Indiana” before the race.
12:31 p.m.: Listen to the signing of the National Anthem.
12:20 p.m.: Pre-race ceremonies are underway.
12:16 p.m.: Fans are on hand to watch the race. Take a look at the sight of fans packed back into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
12:03 p.m.: As drivers are introduced, last year’s winner, Takuma Sato, receives a standing ovation for the first time in front of fans since winning his second Indy 500.
How to watch the Indianapolis 500
For those that won’t be able to watch the Indy 500 on cable, there are many options to stream the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Instead of purchasing NBC Sports Gold’s IndyCar Pass as in past years, racing fans can subscribe to Peacock Premium, which will have access to all IndyCar racing content that the previous service had.
There are also other options for streaming. Below are the links for each one.
Indy 500 starting lineup
Most of the 33-car Indy 500 starting lineup was set May 22, when the 10-30 spots were set based on qualifying times. The nine fastest drivers then competed in the Fast Nine Shootout to set the order for the first nine spots.
Here are the complete qualifying results from the Indianapolis 500:
|24||86||Juan Pablo Montoya|
|33||16||Simona de Silvestro|
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