It is Race Day for the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Grainbridge. AR1 arrived pretty early in the morning since approximately 350,000 people are expected at the track today.
It is warmer than it has been in the last few mornings. Temperatures are predicted to be in the low 70s when the race starts. That should make drivers and engineers happy.
Here is the schedule for today:
10:10 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy arrives at Yard of Bricks
10:25 a.m.: “On The Banks Of The Wabash,” Purdue University Band
10:30 a.m.: Cars to Grid
10:37 a.m.: Green Flag and Indy 500 Winners Lap
10:44 a.m.: Honorary Starter Receives Green Flag from IU Health Patient – Trackside Stage
10:54 a.m.: Historic Cars Lap
10:55 a.m.: All Cars on the Grid
11:25 a.m.: Military Appreciation Lap
11:47 a.m.: Driver Introductions Begin
12:10 p.m.: U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Begins Descent
12:18 p.m.: Invocation, Archbishop Charles C. Thompson, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
12:19 p.m.: Rifle Volley and “Taps”
12:21 p.m.: “God Bless America,” Angela Brown
12:25 p.m.: National Anthem, Jewel
12:27 p.m.: Flyover – U.S. Air Force F-16 Vipers, 49th Fighter Wing
12:29 p.m.: “Drivers To Your Cars,” Grand Marshal Stephanie Beatriz
12:36 p.m.: “Back Home Again in Indiana,” Jim Cornelison
12:38 p.m.: “Drivers Start Your Engines,” Roger Penske
12:45 p.m.: Green Flag, 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge
TV coverage starts at 11 am ET on NBC and Peacock.
Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis