The World Biggest Event #Indy 500 Scott Dixon will be on the pole for the 101st ## Indy 500 on Sunday at the ##Indy 500## Motor Speedway.The race will be televised on ABC, with the green flag scheduled to drop at 12:21 p.m. You can follow live streaming and live scoring at IndyCar’s Race Control.
Only three of the top 16 cars in the starting field have Chevrolet power. All others are racing with a Honda, although there were concerns when several Honda engines developed issues in the final practices.
While Dixon is on the pole and defending champ Alexander Rossi is third, much of the attention has been on Formula One champion Fernando Alonso, making his Indy 500 debut. Alonso will start fifth.
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Schedule: Sunday, race, 12:21 p.m., ABC.
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (oval, 2.5 miles).
Race distance: 500 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Alexander Rossi stunned the field for his only win in 21 career starts.
Last race: Will Power took both the pole and the checkered flag at the Indianapolis Grand Prix.
Fast facts: Scott Dixon won the pole for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Dixon had the fastest average speed in 21 years at 232.164 MPH. Arie Luyendyk set the track record of 236.986 mph in second-day qualifying in 1996. …Dixon’s pole snapped a six-race streak of starting first for Team Penske. …Rossi seems to have taken to Indy quite well. After winning in 2016, Rossi will start a career-best third. …Formula 1 stalwart Fernando Alonso will start fifth.
Next race: Detroit Grand Prix, June 3-4, The Raceway at Belle Isle, Belle Isle, Michigan.