Indianapolis 500

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Indianapolis 500

Automobile race held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana add

Category: Auto racing

Activity starting in 1909.

Countries: United States (35%), (24%), United Kingdom (12%)

Main connections: American Championship car racing, IndyCar Series, AAA National Championship

Linked to: NASCAR, Ilmor, IndyCar, Offenhauser




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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway complex was built in 1909 as a gravel-and-tar track and hosted a smattering of small events, including ones for motorcycles add something


The first long distance event, in "fearful conditions", was the 100-lap Prest-O-Lite Trophy in 1909, won by Bob Burman in a Buick add something


During the 1910 Memorial Day weekend, the first events on the newly paved circuit drew 60,000 spectators; Ray Harroun won the Wheeler-Schebler Trophy in a Marmon add something


From 1911 to 1955, the race was organized under the auspices of the AAA Contest Board add something


Since its inception in 1911, the race has always been scheduled on or around Memorial Day add something


The inaugural running was won by Ray Harroun in 1911 add something


The race was originally advertised as the "International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race" from 1911 to 1916 add something


Although the first race was won by an American driver at the wheel of an American car, European makers such as the Italian Fiat or French Peugeot companies soon developed their own vehicles to try to win the event, which they did from 1912 to 1919 add something


The 1913 event saw a change to a maximum engine size add something


Duesenberg - In 1914, Eddie Rickenbacker drove a "Duesy" to finish in 10th place at the Indianapolis 500, and a Duesenberg won the race in 1924, 1925, and 1927


In 1919, the race was referred to as the "Liberty Sweepstakes" following WWI add something


From 1920 to 1980, the race officially reverted to the "International Sweepstakes" moniker, as printed on the tickets and other paraphernalia, with slight variations over the years add something


In the early 1920s, Miller built his own 3,0 litre engine, inspired by the Peugeot Grand Prix engine which had been serviced in his shop by Fred Offenhauser in 1914, installing it in Jimmy Murphy's Duesenberg and allowing him to win the 1922 edition of the race add something


The 1920 race was won by Gaston Chevrolet in a Frontenac, prepared by his brothers, powered by the first eight-cylinder engine to win the 500 add something


The current four-lap qualifying distance was first introduced in 1920, and has been used every year since 1939 add something


Dow Chemical Company - The Dowmetal pistons were used heavily in racing vehicles, and the 1921 winner of the Indianapolis 500 used the Dowmetal pistons in his vehicle


For 1923, riding mechanics were no longer required add something


Duesenberg - In 1923, drivers at Indianapolis 500 used Duesenbergs as pace cars


A supercharged car, ID, first won the race in 1924 add something


In 1925, Pete DePaolo was the first to win at an average over , with a speed of add something


Tribune Company - WGN was first to broadcast the World Series, the Indianapolis 500 and the Kentucky Derby, and introduced microphones in the courtroom during the 1925 Scopes "monkey trial" in Tennessee


After purchasing the Speedway in 1927, Eddie Rickenbacker prohibited supercharging and increased the displacement limit to , while re-introducing the riding mechanic add something


For musical entertainment prior to the start of the race, the Purdue All-American Marching Band began performing on the track near the finish-line in 1927 and has been the host band of the race ever since add something


Miller created his own automobiles, which shared the 'Miller' designation, which, in turn, were powered by supercharged versions of his 2,0 and 1,5 liter engine single-seaters, winning four more races for the engine up to 1929 add something


Louis Meyer requested a glass of buttermilk after winning his second Indy 500 race in 1933 add something


LaSalle (automobile) - A 1934 LaSalle Model 350 was chosen as the Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 and a 1937 LaSalle Series 50 convertible served as an Indy 500 Pace Car


In 1935, Miller's former employees, Fred Offenhauser and Leo Goosen, had already achieved their first win with the soon-to-become famous 4-cylinder Offenhauser or "Offy" engine add something


After winning his third title in 1936, he requested another glass but instead received a bottle add something


The engines powered another seven winners until 1938 , ran at first with stock-type motors before later being adjusted to the international 3,0 liter formula add something


Maserati - In back-to-back wins in 1939 and 1940, a Maserati 8CTF won the Indianapolis 500, the only Italian manufacturer ever to do so


In 1946 American operatic tenor and car enthusiast James Melton started the tradition of singing "Back Home Again in Indiana" with the Purdue Band before the race when asked to do so on the spur of the moment by Speedway president Tony Hulman add something


Milk has been presented each year since apart from 1947 to 1955 add something


This motor was forever connected with the Brickyard's history with a to-date record total of 27 wins, in both naturally aspirated and supercharged form, and winning a likewise record-holding 18 consecutive years between 1947 and 1964 add something


It was televised live from 1949 to 1950 on WFBM-TV add something


Milwaukee IndyFest - For most years starting in 1949, Milwaukee hosted the first race following the Indianapolis 500


From 1950 to 1960, the Indianapolis 500 counted toward the FIA's World Championship of Drivers , although few drivers participated in the other races of that series add something


Formula One - Six of the original seven races took place in Europe; the only non-European race that counted towards the World Championship in 1950 was the Indianapolis 500, which, due to lack of participation by F1 teams, since it required cars with different specifications from the other races, was later replaced by the United States Grand Prix


His appearance in 1952 in a Ferrari was the only time the Prancing Horse has ever appeared in the race add something


Formula Two - In fact, Formula One in its early years attracted so few entrants that in 1952 and 1953 all World Championship Grand Prix races, except the unique Indianapolis 500, were run in Formula Two.


The race has been broadcast live on the radio in its entirety by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network since 1953 add something


Speedway owner Tony Hulman founded USAC in 1956, which took over sanctioning of the race and the sport of Indy car racing add something


Giuseppe Farina - In 1956 he made a half-hearted attempt at the Indianapolis 500, crashing in the process, only to break his collar bone after a crash at a minor race at Monza


Robin Miller (journalist) - Miller first visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1957, and attended his first Indianapolis 500 in 1959


Juan Manuel Fangio practiced at the track in 1958, but declined an offer to race add something


Pontiac - A 1958 Tri-Power Pontiac Bonneville was the pace car for that year's Indianapolis 500


During parts of the 1960s and '70s the race was broadcast live on closed-circuit TV for viewing in theaters and sports venues add something


In the 1960s and early 1970s, the Indy 500 and the World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway were held on different days of the week add something


Buick - No earlier than the 1960s, Buick was a competitor in the Indianapolis 500, and participated in the


In fact, it was not until the Indianapolis 500 was removed from the Formula One calendar that European entries made their return, with Australian Jack Brabham driving his slightly modified F1 Cooper in the 1961 race add something


Colotti Trasmissioni - In 1962, Colin Chapman asked Colotti to design and build a transaxle for a car designed for Indianapolis 500


In 1963, technical innovator Colin Chapman brought his Team Lotus to Indianapolis for the first time, attracted by the large monetary prizes, far bigger than the usual at a European event add something


From 1965 to 1985, ABC broadcast the race via tape delay add something


Mario Andretti - At Andretti's first Indianapolis 500, in 1965, he met Colin Chapman, owner of the Lotus Formula One team, who was running eventual race winner Jim Clark's car


Wood Brothers Racing - In 1965, the Wood Brothers team was hired to act as the Lotus-Ford pit crew at the Indianapolis 500, a race won by the Lotus-Ford of Jim Clark


Lotus 38 - It was designed by Colin Chapman and Len Terry as Lotus' 1965 entry for the Indianapolis 500


Wood Brothers Racing - Lotus owner Colin Chapman hired the Wood Brothers to service his car, driven by his Scottish Formula One ace Jim Clark, during pit stops in the 1965 Indianapolis 500


The following year, 1966, saw another British win, this time Graham Hill in a Lola-Ford add something


Cale Yarborough - Yarborough made four career starts in the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 1966


Cale Yarborough - Yarborough ran the Indianapolis 500 in 1966 and 1967 driving Vollstedt-Fords


George Follmer - Follmer raced in the USAC Championship Car series in the 1967-1971 and 1974 seasons, with 25 career starts, including the 1969-1971 Indianapolis 500 races


Jochen Rindt - He raced in the Indianapolis 500 in both 1967 and 1968, but finished no better than 24th


Repco - Brabham-Repco's were prepared and entered in the 1968 and 1969 Indianapolis 500


Ford Torino - The Torino was well received by the automotive press and a 1968 Torino GT convertible was selected as the 1968 Indianapolis 500 pace car


Lotus 56 - The "'Lotus 56"' was a racing car, designed by Maurice Philippe as Team Lotus' 1968 entry in the Indianapolis 500, replacing the successful Lotus 38


Amoco - Andretti, the 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner, 1978 Formula One World Champion and 1967 Daytona 500 winner, appeared in Amoco television commercials that aired in local race markets as part of the IndyCar sponsorship campaign


Roger Penske - His team first competed in the Indianapolis 500 in 1969, winning that event in 1972 with driver Mark Donohue, and their first NASCAR win was in 1973


Mark Donohue - In 1969, Penske and Donohue raced in their first Indianapolis 500, where Donohue finished seventh, winning the rookie of the year award


Control issues of monetary prizes and regulation amendments caused conflict in the 1970s add something


McLaren - McLaren first contested the United States Auto Club's Indianapolis 500 race in 1970, encouraged by their tyre supplier Goodyear who wanted to break competitor Firestone's stranglehold on the event


Jackie Stewart - Stewart covered F1 races, NASCAR races and the Indianapolis 500 on American television during the 1970s and early 1980s, and has worked on Australian and Canadian TV coverage


As such, female reporters were not even allowed in the pit area until 1971 add something


George Follmer - His best finish at the Indianapolis 500 was in 1971


This tradition has continued through the years, notably by actor and singer Jim Nabors from 1972 until 2014 add something


McLaren - Further American triumph followed, with Indianapolis 500 wins in McLaren cars for Mark Donohue in 1972 and Johnny Rutherford in 1974 and 1976


Cadillac Eldorado - The Cadillac Eldorado was chosen as the pace car for the Indy 500 in 1973


Since 1974, the race has been scheduled for the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend add something


McLaren - McLaren won their first Indianapolis 500 in 1974 with Rutherford


There have been nine female drivers to qualify, starting with Janet Guthrie in 1977 add something


A few stock car drivers during that time, namely Neil Bonnett in 1979, nevertheless still attempted to qualify at Indy, even if that meant skipping Charlotte altogether add something


Around that same time, in the wake of the 1979 entry controversy, and the formation of CART, the race changed to an invitational event, rather than an Open, rendering the "sweepstakes" description inappropriate add something


It is the first time since 1980 that the "Sweepstakes" title has been used add something


For the 1981 race, the name "65th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race" was officially adopted, with all references as the "International Sweepstakes" dropped add something


Since 1981, the race has been formally advertised in this fashion, complete with a unique annual logo with the ordinal almost always included add something


Despite the CART/USAC divide, from 1983 to 1995 the race was run in relative harmony add something


March Engineering - Cosworth-powered Marches won the Indianapolis 500 five straight times between 1983 and 1987


Pontiac Fiero - The 1984 Fiero was the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 for 1984, beating out the new 1984 Chevrolet Corvette for the honor


Pontiac Fiero - This "periscope" style inlet was used on the actual Indy Pace Car Fieros that appeared at the 1984 Indianapolis 500


Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais - The 1985 Calais, named for the city in Northern France, was chosen to be the Indianapolis 500 Pace car that year


The organization was established January 1, 1985 in Indianapolis by its founder John Blazier and includes an experienced membership available for discussion and advice on Indy 500 memorabilia trading and Indy 500 questions in general add something


Since 1986, ABC has televised the race live in its entirety add something


Chevrolet Beretta - A convertible was the pace car for the 1990 Indianapolis 500, and GM initially announced a production convertible replica, but a coupe version was offered instead


Mitsubishi GTO - A "'Dodge Stealth"' was initially to be used as a pace car for the 1991 Indianapolis 500 race


SRT Viper - It debuted in 1991 with two pre-production models as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 when Dodge was forced to substitute it in place of the Japanese-built Stealth because of complaints from the United Auto Workers, and went on sale in January 1992 as the "RT/10 Roadster"


However, it was not until 1993 that reigning Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell shocked the racing world by moving to the United States, winning the CART PPG IndyCar World Series Championship and only losing the 500 in his rookie year because of inexperience with green-flag restarts add something


Since 1993, the Coca-Cola 600 has been scheduled in the evening the same day as the Indy 500 add something


Stefan Johansson - During this time, he competed in the 1993-1995 Indianapolis 500


From 1994 to 2004, several NASCAR drivers were able to compete in both the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte in the same day add something


In 1994, Speedway owner Tony George announced plans for a new series, to be called the Indy Racing League add something


Gilles Villeneuve - His younger brother Jacques had a successful racing career in Formula Atlantic, Can Am and CART. Gilles' son, named Jacques, won the Indianapolis 500 and CART championships in 1995 and became Formula One World Champion in 1997


Daytona 500 - Since 1995, U.S. television ratings for the Daytona 500 have been the highest for any auto race of the year, surpassing the traditional leader, the Indianapolis 500 which in turn greatly surpasses the Daytona 500 in in-track attendance and international viewing


Daytona 500 - The television ratings for the Daytona 500 have surpassed those of the larger Indianapolis 500 since 1995, even though the 1995 race was available in far fewer homes than the year before


Veteran Buddy Lazier won a competitive but crash-filled 1996 Indy 500 add something


Christian Fittipaldi - Fittipaldi was fifth in the CART series in 1996 and 2002, earning two wins and a second place in the 1995 Indianapolis 500


Eddie Cheever - In 1996 the Indy Racing League began, and Cheever moved there from CART. Cheever ran for Team Menard for the three-race series, and at the 1996 Indianapolis 500, he set the fastest race lap to date at


SRT Viper - The "GTS", like its predecessor, was chosen as the pace car for the 1996 Indianapolis 500


For 1997, new rules for less expensive cars and "production based" engines were put into place add something


Eddie Cheever - In 1997, he formed his own IRL team and won the 1998 Indianapolis 500 as both owner and driver


From 1998 to 2000 and from 2010 to present, two days of qualifying, the Saturday and Sunday one week before the race, are scheduled for qualifications add something


CART would keep the race on its schedule under the U.S. 500 name until 1999, but it was moved to later in the year and failed to become the signature event the series wanted it to be add something


Christian Fittipaldi - Competing mainly in CART, Fittipaldi was a slow starter, noted for his consistency rather than his outright pace, although by the time he won his first CART event at Road America in 1999, he was a championship contender due to his consistent finishing, among which was a second place in the 1995 Indianapolis 500, which earned him Rookie of the Year honors in the race


In 2000, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, still a CART-mainstay, made the decision to cross lines and compete at Indianapolis with drivers Jimmy Vasser and Juan Pablo Montoya add something


Practice and qualifying sessions were streamed live in the Indianapolis 500 website in the 2000s add something


Target Corporation - Ganassi won their first Indianapolis 500 in 2000, with Montoya dominating the race, leading 167 of 200 laps


Chip Ganassi Racing - In 2000, Ganassi became the first CART team to break ranks and return to race in the Indianapolis 500, part of the rival Indy Racing League


Chip Ganassi Racing - Montoya became the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 and the Michigan 500 in the same year since Rick Mears in 1991


Juan Pablo Montoya - Over the weekend of the 2000 Indianapolis 500, Williams-BMW announced a two-year deal for Montoya to partner Ralf Schumacher starting in 2001


Sarah Fisher - Sarah became the youngest woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 at age 19 in 2000, becoming the third female to compete in the Indianapolis 500 behind Janet Guthrie and Lyn St. James


Tony George - The IRL struggled initially, until CART faced financial turmoil and CART teams began to return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2000


Sarah Fisher - The first time was the 2000 Indianapolis 500 where both Fisher and Lyn St. James competed


Sarah Fisher - In May 2000, she became just the third woman, following Janet Guthrie and Lyn St. James, and one of the youngest drivers ever to compete in the Indianapolis 500, starting 19th and finishing 31st after an accident


In 2001, Penske Racing returned, and won the race with driver Hélio Castroneves add something


Bob Jenkins - His voice was used in the EA Sports NASCAR video game series, from "NASCAR 98" to "NASCAR 2001", the Codemasters video game "IndyCar Series" and IndyCar Series 2005 as well as the Destineer Games video game "Indianapolis 500 Evolution"


Eddie Cheever - Having hung up his helmet in 2002, except for occasional instances such as the 2006 24 Hours of Daytona where he competed in the first race with his new Grand-Am series team, Eddie announced on February 21 he would come out of retirement to run his own car in the IRL's first four races, including the Indianapolis 500


By 2003, Ganassi, Penske and Andretti Green all defected to the IRL permanently add something


Chevrolet SSR - An early-production SSR was the pace car for the 2003 Indianapolis 500 auto race


Scott Dixon - Competing for Chip Ganassi Racing since joining IndyCar, Dixon has won the championship in 2003, 2008, and 2013, and he won the 92nd Indianapolis 500 in 2008 from pole position


Sarah Fisher - In 2003, she set the record as the fastest woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 with a four-lap average of


Honda - In 2004, Honda-powered cars overwhelmingly dominated the IndyCar Series, winning 14 of 16 IndyCar races, including the Indianapolis 500, and claimed the IndyCar Series Manufacturers' Championship, Drivers' Championship and Rookie of the Year titles


Sarah Fisher - On February 24, 2004, it was announced that Sarah Fisher would drive for Kelley Racing in the 88th Indianapolis 500


Danica Patrick led 19 laps in the 2005 race and 10 laps in the 2011 race, the only times a woman has led laps during the race add something


Dan Wheldon - Andretti Autosport, previously known as Andretti Green Racing, was the team with which Wheldon won both the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar Series championship in 2005


Dan Wheldon - He was the 2005 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series champion, and a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500


Dan Wheldon - He won the Indianapolis 500, and the IndyCar Series championship, in the 2005 season


Edelbrock - "Hotrod & Restoration" magazine article, July 2005, Bill Sessa Many famous drivers, including two Indianapolis 500 winners, were in the ranks of the Edelbrock team, including Walt Faulkner, Perry Grimm, Cal Niday, Danny Oakes, Harry Stockman, Bill Vukovich, Rodger Ward and Bill Zaring


Chip Ganassi Racing - For 2006, Target Ganassi Racing scaled back to two cars, with Dixon returning along with 2005 Indianapolis 500 Champion Dan Wheldon, whom Ganassi signed away from Andretti Green Racing in the offseason


Scott Dixon - Ganassi moved to Honda engines for the 2006 season, when Dixon was partnered with Englishman Dan Wheldon, the 2005 Indianapolis 500 winner and IRL series champion


Honda - In 2006, Honda became the sole engine supplier for the IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500


Methanol - Methanol is required with a supercharged engine in a Top Alcohol Dragster and, until the end of the 2006 season, all vehicles in the Indianapolis 500 had to run methanol


Chevrolet Corvette (C6) - The Z06 was the official pace car for both the 2006 Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 race


Nicole Briscoe - In the May 15, 2006, edition of The "Indianapolis Star", Nicole announced that she would be leaving WISH-TV for Speed Channel in Charlotte, North Carolina, with the 2006 Indianapolis 500 on May 28 being her last day


Sarah Fisher - Though her desire to run the 2006 Indianapolis 500 went unfulfilled, she participated in a match race at Stafford Speedway in Connecticut on July 11, 2006


In 2007 , the race was first broadcast in HD add something


The two series continued to operate separately through 2007 add something


Dallara - From 2007 to 2011 all IndyCar teams used the Dallara IR-05 chassis, although a few teams entered a Panoz/G-Force chassis into the 2007 Indianapolis 500 singly


Sarah Fisher - On January 30, 2007, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced that they had signed Fisher to drive for the full season along with new teammate 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner, Buddy Rice


Sarah Fisher - Fisher qualified for her sixth Indianapolis 500 on May 13, 2007


"Indianapolis 500 Legends", a Wii and DS game based on the race was released on December 18, 2007 add something


In early 2008, the two series were unified to create a single open wheel championship after a 12-year split being run under Indy Racing League/IMS controlknown as the IndyCar Series add something


Eddie Cheever - Currently, Cheever is providing television commentary on ABC for IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500, a position he has held since 2008 with Allen Bestwick and Scott Goodyear, a former three-time runner-up in the Indy 500 who drove for Team Cheever in 2001


Stefan Johansson - He is the manager of New Zealander Scott Dixon, winner of the 2008 Indianapolis 500


Her third place finish in 2009 is the best finish for a woman add something


In 2009, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway began a three-year long "Centennial Era" to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the track , and the 100th anniversary of the first Indy 500 add something


IndyCar Series - Beginning in 2009, Versus began a 10-year deal to broadcast 13 Verizon IndyCar races per season, whereas the remaining races, including the Indianapolis 500, would remain on ABC through 2018


Sarah Fisher - Fisher retained Dollar General to fund her 2009 efforts in the IndyCar Series for 6 races: the RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Bombardier Learjet 550 at Texas Motor Speedway, the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway, the Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, and the GAINSCO Auto Insurance Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway


During the month of May 2009, the ordinal was used very sparingly, and for the first time since 1981, was not identified on the annual logo add something


From 2010 to 2013, the qualifications have been held over two days, and include a special "shootout" session for the pole position add something


In 2010 Chip Ganassi became the first car owner to win the Daytona and Indianapolis 500s in the same year, with Jamie McMurray winning the Daytona 500 and Dario Franchitti winning the Indianapolis 500 add something


Target Corporation - In 2010, Franchitti won the Indianapolis 500 in commanding fashion


Chevrolet Camaro (fifth generation) - The 2010 Camaro 2SS Indy 500 Pace Car is the second lowest production number Camaro pace car has been made available for public purchase since its debut at the Indianapolis 500 in 1967


Chevrolet Camaro (fifth generation) - The "'Indianapolis 500 Pace Car"' replica is based on the 2010 Camaro 2SS Automatic 400 hp 6,2L $V8 (V8_engine) model with RS package which includes the Inferno Orange exterior paint scheme with White Diamond rally stripes that run from front to the rear of the entire body of the car


Chevrolet Camaro (fifth generation) - In April 2010 General Motors and the Indianapolis Motors Speedway announced limited production of the Pace Car that was introduced to pace the 2010 Indianapolis 500


Chip Ganassi Racing - The Target Chip Ganassi car driven by Dario Franchitti won the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday May 30, 2010


Target Corporation - The Target Chip Ganassi car driven by Dario Franchitti won the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday May 30, 2010


For 2011, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway moved the start time of the Indy 500 back to 12 noon EDT, which re-opened the window for travel add something


In 2011, the sanctioning body was renamed IndyCar add something


The race celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, and the 98th running was held in 2014 add something


Pennzoil - Since 2011, Team Penske driver Hélio Castroneves hast been sponsored part-time by Pennzoil, most notably at the Indianapolis 500


As of 2012, all entrants utilize 2,2 L $V6 (V6_engine) turbocharged engines, tuned to produce a range of add something


The 2012 race was the return of Turbocharged engines for the first time since 1996 with the use of the Dallara DW12 chassis and 2,2 L V-6 single turbo and twin turbocharged engines add something


Pippa Mann - In 2012, Mann was close to attempt qualifying at the Indianapolis 500 for Dale Coyne Racing


Dan Wheldon - On 27 May 2012, the 96th Indianapolis 500 was held; the first without Wheldon in the field following his death


Chip Ganassi Racing - The Target Chip Ganassi cars driven by Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon came in first and second in the 2012 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday May 27, 2012


Bob Jenkins - After his wife's death that offseason, it was announced by Indycar and NBC officials that he would come out of retirement for Indianapolis 500 final practice coverage in 2013, and would be available in a reserve role


Chevrolet Corvette - As part of the marketing effort associated with the introduction of the new generation, it was announced that the 2013 Indianapolis 500 will utilize a Corvette for the 12th time as its pace car


Bob Jenkins - For 2013, he will be working in public address system at both the Indianapolis Motor Speeway and the United States Auto Club's Silver Crown Series, Jenkins will stay with NBC in a reserve role at the Indianapolis 500 during Carburetion Day coverage and race day coverage, including final practice, the pit stop contest, and the Firestone Freedom 100


Pippa Mann - In 2013, Mann finished 30th in the 97th annual Indianapolis 500, completing 46 of 200 laps


Brad Keselowski suggested that he would consider answering the challenge in 2014 add something


In 2014, ABC celebrated its 50th anniversary of covering the Indianapolis 500 add something


John Andretti, Tony Stewart, and Robby Gordon, attempted the feat, with Kurt Busch being the latest in 2014 add something


Pippa Mann - In 2014, Mann qualified in 22nd for the 98th Indianapolis 500 and finished 24th for Dale Coyne Racing and in partnership with Susan G. Komen


Kurt Busch - In January 2014 he insisted that he is interested in competing at the Indianapolis 500


It was announced on March 4, 2014 that Kurt Busch would attempt to qualify for the 2014 Indianapolis 500, driving a fifth car for the Andretti Autosport team add something


Kurt Busch - It was announced on March 4, 2014 that Busch will attempt to qualify for the 2014 Indianapolis 500, driving a fifth car for the Andretti Autosport team, and attempt to perform double duty


As of 2015, all entrants utilize 2,2 L $V6 (V6_engine), twin-turbocharged engines, tuned to produce a range of add something


Five years later, in 2016, the race will celebrate its 100th running add something


Fernando Alonso was the last active Formula One driver to race at the Indy 500 mile race, in 2017 add something


In 2017, two Spaniards competed in the Indy 500 add something


As of 2018, all entrants utilize 2,2 L $V6 (V6_engine), twin-turbocharged engines, tuned to produce a range of add something


In 2019, the Indianapolis 500 will move to NBC, as part of a new three-year contract that unifies the IndyCar Series' television rights with NBC Sports , and replaces the package of five races broadcast by ABC with an eight-race package on NBC add something