The "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is mere hours away as Indianapolis Motor Speedway will bring back a full house for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.
After two years of reduced capacity because of the COVID pandemic, the grandstands and infield will once again be full to witness the Memorial Day weekend mainstay with the possibility that history could be made on more than one front.
After Scott Dixon broke the record for fastest pole-qualifying speed last weekend and combined with Alex Palou and Rinus VeeKay for the fastest front row in Indy 500 history, there's a chance the race's record speed could be broken Sunday as well. And as it turns out, that record was set last year by Helio Castroneves, who will be chasing more history on Sunday.
Castroneves won the 2021 Indy 500 with an average winning speed of 190.690 mph, blowing away the 187.433 mph average posted by 2013 winner Tony Kanaan. And that win put Castroneves in one of racing’s most illustrious clubs. He joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears as the only drivers to win the 500 four times. Can Castroneves go back-to-back and stake his claim as the best driver in Indy history?
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2021.
Here is all the information you need to get ready for the 2022 Indy 500, Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
What time does the Indianapolis 500 start?
The 106th Indy 500 begins at 12:30 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 12:45 p.m. ET.
How can I watch the Indianapolis 500 on TV?
NBC is broadcasting the event and will have a pre-race show beginning at 11 a.m. ET.
Will there be a live stream of the Indianapolis 500?
The 2022 race will be streamed on NBCSports.com (must have TV provider) and the NBC Sports app. The race can also be streamed on FuboTV as well as other options.
Is there a radio broadcast of the Indianapolis 500?
The IndyCar Radio Network and SiriusXM channel 160 will broadcast the race on the radio.