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NTT IndyCar Series Race Preview: The 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500.



For decades, Memorial Day weekend's main showcase in the sports world is the annual running of the Indianapolis 500. Thirty-three of the world's best drivers will be put in the ultimate test of man and machine in order to achieve racing immortality. Legends of motorsports have won this race. A Seven-Time NASCAR Cup Series champion attempts to defy the odds. A four-time winner attempts to achieve something no one has ever done, and seven rookies will be battling it out for a chance to defy everything in order to drink cold milk at the end of 500 miles.


Weather will be no issue on race day as forecasts call for a clear and warm spring day with highs in the mid 80s with a one percent chance of rain.


- The National Anthem will be conducted by Actor/Singer Jordan Fisher.

-"Back Home Again in Indiana" will be conducted by Jim Cornelison.

- Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NTT IndyCar Series Owner Roger Penske will give the starting command.

- Former IndyCar Driver Sarah Fisher will drive the pace car.

- Miles Teller of "Top Gun: Maverick" will be the honorary starter.


16 of the cars will be powered by Chevrolet. (Juncos Hollinger, Ed Carpenter Racing, DragonSpeed, Dreyer-Reinbold, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Team Penske, Arrow McLaren SP)


17 cars will be powered by Honda (Chip Ganassi Racing, Meyer-Shank Racing, Rahal-Letterman Lanigan, Dale Conye Racing with HMD, Andretti Autosport)



Starting Lineup for the 106th Running of The Indianapolis 500.


Row 1:


The fastest front row in Indianapolis 500 history is led by Scott Dixon who had the fastest ever car to take a qualifying time in race history. Dixon is a former Indy 500 champion and is the odds-on favorite to win the 500. There have been twenty winners coming from pole position in the history of the 500.


Starting second is the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series Champion Alex Palou. Picking up where he left off by finishing second in the 2021 Indianapolis 500, Palou has shown speed all through the Month of May as he and all of his Chip Ganassi Racing teammates have been near the top of the speed charts throughout the multiple practice sessions.


Rounding out Row One by starting third is Ed Carpenter Racing driver Rinus Veekay. In an earlier practice session, Veekay laid the fastest lap in 26 years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a lap just over 234.7 miles per hour.



Row Two:


Sitting on the inside of Row Two is fan favorite at the Brickyard, Ed Carpenter. Carpenter in