Indy 500 Live Stream 2015: Viewing Info for Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistMay 24, 2015

The Indy 500 has come round once again.
The Indy 500 has come round once again.R Brent Smith/Associated Press

The 99th running of the Indy 500 is almost upon us, and 2015 is set to be a vintage year based on the contenders for the race.

Veterans Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya are among the six former champions who will compete in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing when the drivers face off on Sunday.

Here's the essential information you need on where to catch the race and a more in-depth preview of the action.

When: Sunday, May 24 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Start Time: Green Flag at 12:20 p.m. ET

TV: ABC

Live Stream: ABC Live, Indy 500 

Indy 500 Preview

Scott Dixon is the man on pole in Indianapolis, and the 34-year-old is a serious contender to win the race.

Dixon will start first on the grid.
Dixon will start first on the grid.Michael Conroy/Associated Press

He is fourth in the overall standings after an inconsistent season, finishing twice outside the top 10 but also managing a win in Long Beach and a podium finish in Alabama. His success could depend on which Dixon turns up.

However, Dixon won the last time he started on pole in the Indy 500 in 2008, so if he can establish an early lead and avoid the frequent lead-changes that dominated last year's run, he has an excellent chance of winning his 37th race on Sunday.

Former Indy 500 champion Juan Pablo Montoya and last year's winner Ryan Hunter-Reay are likely to have a strong impact on the proceedings, though they will have to do so from the middle of the field as they could only qualify 15th and 16th, respectively.

Hunter-Reay won last year and will compete again for the title.
Hunter-Reay won last year and will compete again for the title.Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Montoya is currently first in the points standings, having won once and finished in the top five an impressive four times this year. He admitted the qualifying was difficult, but he is eagerly anticipating the race:

Meanwhile, Hunter-Reay is not feeling confident he can win. 

Speaking to Blake Schuster of the Indianapolis Star, he said, "I can't confidently say I've got a shot at it."

Though winning may be out of his reach, his epic last-lap duel with Castroneves last year will live long in the memory, and a positive start could propel him into contention.

Castroneves can win this fourth Indy 500.
Castroneves can win this fourth Indy 500.Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Castroneves will bid for his fourth Indy 500 title for the sixth time, having last won in 2009. The Brazilian qualified with an average speed of 225.502 mph, according to Jim Clash of Forbes, and will start in fifth place on the grid.

Despite failing to win in his last five attempts in Indianapolis, Castroneves is a consistent contender at the Indy 500. He has finished inside the top 10 every year since 2011 and missed out on a win last year by 0.06 seconds.

The likes of Dixon, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud lie between Castroneves and glory on Sunday, but the 40-year-old veteran's experience and affinity for Indianapolis could see him crowned for a fourth time.

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