On-track action for the 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race begins May 11 with the Rookie Orientation Program and practice for all cars. Daily practice May 11-17 will have live streaming video augmented by real-time Timing & Scoring on indycar.com and the INDYCAR 13 app from 11:30 a.m.-6:10 p.m. (ET) on May 11-16 and 11:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. on May 17 to broadcast the qualifying draw.
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May 11 -- Opening Day practice/Rookie Orientation Program noon-6 p.m.
May 12-17 -- Practice noon-6 p.m.
May 18 -- Practice 8-10 a.m. followed by Pole Day qualifying 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 19 -- Practice 9-10 a.m. followed by Old National Armed Forces Bump Day qualifying noon-6 p.m.
May 22 -- American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day
May 23 -- Firestone Freedom 100 practice 9 a.m.-noon followed by qualifying at 1:15 p.m.
May 24 -- Coors Light Carb Day includes final Indianapolis 500 practice 11 a.m.-noon, Firestone Freedom 100 (40 laps) at 12:30 p.m., Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge at 2 p.m., concert featuring Poison at 3:30 p.m.
May 25 -- Legends Day includes driver autograph session 9-10 a.m., public drivers meeting 10:30 a.m., Q&A with 1963 Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones 11:15 a.m. followed by autograph session with Jones at noon, Indianapolis 500 veterans autograph session 1-4:30 p.m.
May 26 -- Race Day
* NBC Sports Network (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. ET) May 18; (noon-6:30 p.m. ET) May 19; (11 a.m.-4 p.m. ET) May 24 ... (Verizon FiOS 90/590, DirecTV 220, DISH 159 and AT&T UVerse 640). Check local listings for other cable/satellite outlets.
... Chief announcer:
Leigh Diffey ... Host:
Bob Jenkins (May 24)
* ABC (11 a.m.) May 26
... Chief announcer:
Marty Reid ... Host:
Radio broadcasts: IMS Radio Network affiliates, Sirius and XM 211, American Forces Network, INDYCAR 13 app, indycar.com for qualifications May 18-19, Firestone Freedom 100 May 24 and race May 26
Timing & Scoring:
... Chief announcer: Mike King
INDYCAR 13 app, Race Control on indycar.com
Twitter: @IndyCar (#indycar), #Indy500orBust
Pace Car: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray driven by three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Johnny Rutherford
2.5-mile oval ... Race length:
200 laps/500 miles
2012 winner: Dario Franchitti ... 2012 pole sitter: Ryan Briscoe (226.484 mph four-lap average)
Rookies: AJ Allmendinger (Team Penske), Conor Daly (A.J. Foyt Racing), Carlos Munoz (Andretti Autosport), Tristan Vautier (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)
Engines and turbo boost: Consumer-relevant 2.2-liter turbo-charged V-6 from Chevrolet (twin-turbo) and Honda (single turbo) fueled by E85. The boost level will be upped from 130 kPa to 140 kPa for "Fast Friday" May 17, Pole Day qualifications May 18 and Bump Day qualifications May 19 for about a 40 horsepower boost
Chassis and aerodynamics: 2012 Dallara chassis with Speedway aero configuration (see photo below)