The United States' most famous IndyCar race will experience its 100th running with the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
With 33 drivers in the field, a win on Sunday earns the victor an opportunity to kiss the hallowed bricks and drink what is probably the most satisfying jug of milk ever tasted.
Here is the viewing information for racing fans who won't be in Indiana on Sunday:
|Indianapolis 500 Viewing Information|
|Date||Time (ET)||TV||Live Stream|
|Sunday, May 29||12 p.m.||ABC||WatchESPN|
This is what the starting grid looks like and what the odds are for some of the race's favorites, per Odds Shark:
|Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid, Odds|
|6||17||Juan Pablo Montoya||+650|
|Odds courtesy of OddsShark.com|
Two-time winner and last year's victor, Juan Pablo Montoya, will have some work to do to start this edition of the Indy 500 considering he'll be starting in Row 6 after qualifying 17th thanks to a run-in with a trash bag.
Given last year's performance, though, there's a reason why he's one of the favorites.
Montoya spoke with Joseph Wolkin of Frontstretch.com about how he's approaching this year's race.
"To me, it’s like any other race," Montoya said. "You take it as it comes, and you hope to have very good results. Yes, it’s the Indy 500 and it’s the biggest race of the year, but this one is worth just as much as last year. We’ll do whatever we can to win it."
The race's co-favorites, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud, will be starting from more favorable positions. Power will be in Row 2, while Pagenaud will be in No. 3. Neither has won an Indy 500.
In fact, only one driver in the first two rows has won an Indy 500, which was Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2014.
Next to Pagenaud in the third row is a driver on the verge of history. If Helio Castroneves is able to kiss the bricks in 2016, it will be his fourth Indy 500 win, which would put him with A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only drivers to win the race four times.
Whether a racing fan is pulling for a fresh face or a seasoned veteran, the excitement of the Indianapolis 500 will ensure that this will be the biggest race of the year.
Stats courtesy of IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com.