Race Day update from the Indy 500 (2nd Update)

UPDATE Sebastien Bourdais will soon talk to the media here at IMS. The announcement was met with applause. We'll have a full transcript as soon as it's released.

We're all meteorologists at IMS. Current race forecasts have us getting at least half of the race done before significant threats of rain. Some 20 years ago, funnel clouds moved thru the area at the end of the race, when most of the crowd was stuck in traffic — highlighting that the decision to end the race might not entirely be an on-track matter.

Security here is tight due to the attendance of Vice President Mike Pence. Mind you, this is not a political thing — anyone who has had the President visit their town knows the kind of headache that comes with Secret Service security measures. However, traffic seems to be doing well, considering that they're expecting 300,000 fans this year.

And yes, Pippa could've won last year, on the same mileage strategy that gave Alexander Rossi the win. At the end of the race, the Coyne crew called Pippa to refuel, figuring that she wouldn't make it to the end of the race. However, equipment problems meant that no fuel went in — and Pippa ran it to the end. If she wouldn't have pitted, there is every chance that she would've been on the Borg-Warner.

Tim Wohlford, reporting from IMS

05/28/17 Added schedule and final starting lineup below.

Forecast
Forecast

05/28/17

Good morning from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The biggest day of the year for the 33 IndyCar drivers that will be competing for the chance to get their face on the Borg Warner Trophy.

There is some activity at the track already. The multitude of television crews are arriving and firing up their equipment. Pit lane is quiet and dark.

The traditional bomb will go off at 6 am signaling the opening of the gates for the general public this morning. 300,000 people are expected to walk through the gates today. Yes, the weather may affect the schedule today. The rain that was predicted for last night did not happen, so it is dry at the moment and 65 degrees. But the forecast keeps changing and the chance of scattered thunderstorms has now been pushed to later in the day, like around 1 pm.

AR1 will keep the updates coming today…

Lucille Dust reporting live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

SCHEDULE (All times local)

5 a.m.: Outside Parking Lots Open
5 a.m.-noon: Administrative Office Open, Credential Office Open
6 a.m.: Cannon signifies opening of public gates
6 a.m.-12:21 p.m.: IMS Midway Open
6 a.m.: Infield Parking Lots Open
6 a.m.-11 a.m.: Ticket Trackside Office Open, Credential Trackside Office Open
6 a.m.-noon: IMS Ticket Office Open
6 a.m.-noon: Ticket Remotes Open (Gates 3, 6, 9, 10)
6 a.m.-5 p.m.: Public Gates Open
7 a.m.: Snake Pit Gates Open
8 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Begins from IMS Museum
8 a.m.: Parade of Bands
8 a.m.-3 p.m.: NERF NITRO Kids Zone Open
8:05 a.m.: Adventure Club Concert Begins – Snake Pit
8:15 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 1 – 4th Street
8:30 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 2 – Pagoda Plaza
8:45 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 3 – IMS Midway
9 a.m.: 500 Festival Princess Parade Laps
9-10 a.m.: Celebrity Red Carpet – Pagoda Plaza
9:35 a.m.: Purdue Band Leads Borg-Warner Trophy to Yard of Bricks
9:40 a.m.: Action Bronson Concert Begins – Snake Pit
9:55 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy arrives on Yard of Bricks
10:05 a.m.: "On the Banks of the Wabash" performed by Purdue University Band
10:11 a.m.: IMS Rolling Stage featuring Jonathan Jackson + Enation
10:15 a.m.: RL Grime Concert Begins – Snake Pit
10:27 a.m.: Green Flag delivered by IU Health Helicopter in Turn 1
10:38 a.m.: Indianapolis 500 Winning Drivers Laps
10:55 a.m.: Historic Race Car Laps
11:03 a.m.: 101st Airborne Aerial Demonstration, Turn 1 and Turn 4
11:33 a.m.: Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions
11:46 a.m.: "God Bless America" performed by Angela Brown
11:48 a.m.: Military Address delivered by General Robert B. Abrams, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command
11:54 a.m.: Presentation of Colors
11:55 a.m.: Invocation delivered by Rev. Mike Welch
11:56 a.m.: Rifle Volley, Victory Podium; "Taps," Flag Stand
11:57 a.m.: "America The Beautiful"
Noon: Veteran Salute
12:01 p.m.: National Anthem performed by Bebe Rexha
12:02 p.m.: Flyover performed by U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Bomber with 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, Minot, North Dakota
12:12 p.m.: "Back Home Again in Indiana" performed by Jim Cornelison
12:14 p.m.: "Drivers Start Your Engines" – Victory Podium
12:21 p.m.: 101st Running of the Indy 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil – 200 Laps
12:25 p.m.: Marshmello Concert Begins – Snake Pit
2 p.m.: Zedd Concert Begins – Snake Pit

Starting Lineup

SP

Car

Driver Name

Make

1

9

Dixon, Scott

HONDA

2

20

Carpenter, Ed

CHEVY

3

98

Rossi, Alexander

HONDA

4

26

Sato, Takuma

HONDA

5

29

Alonso, Fernando (R)

HONDA

6

21

Hildebrand, JR

CHEVY

7

10

Kanaan, Tony

HONDA

8

27

Andretti, Marco

HONDA

9

12

Power, Will

CHEVY

10

28

Hunter-Reay, Ryan

HONDA

11

19

Jones, Ed (R)

HONDA

12

16

Servia, Oriol

HONDA

13

7

Aleshin, Mikhail

HONDA

14

15

Rahal, Graham

HONDA

15

8

Chilton, Max

HONDA

16

83

Kimball, Charlie

HONDA

17

5

Hinchcliffe, James

HONDA

18

22

Montoya, Juan Pablo

CHEVY

19

3

Castroneves, Helio

CHEVY

20

77

Howard, Jay

HONDA

21

24

Karam, Sage

CHEVY

22

2

Newgarden, Josef

CHEVY

23

1

Pagenaud, Simon

CHEVY

24

14

Munoz, Carlos

CHEVY

25

88

Chaves, Gabby

CHEVY

26

4

Daly, Conor

CHEVY

27

50

Harvey, Jack (R)

HONDA

28

63

Mann, Pippa

HONDA

29

11

Pigot, Spencer

CHEVY

30

44

Lazier, Buddy

CHEVY

31

17

Saavedra, Sebastian

CHEVY

32

40

Veach, Zach (R)

CHEVY

33

18

Davison, James

HONDA

(R) Rookie

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