Indy 500 Live Stream : The 101st Indianapolis 500 is set for Sunday, May 28, but first the lineup and starting grid, including the pole sitter, have to be determined. This is done on Pole Day, where the top nine drivers battle it out for the top position to lead off the race.
Positions 10 through 33 on the grid will also be decided, with the top nine already determined on Saturday to participate in the Fast Nine shootout. Television coverage of the qualifying will begin at 4 p.m. ET, with ABC broadcasting on television in the United States.
The sessions can also be streamed live online at WatchESPN or followed with IndyCar Race Control, a live timing service. Indy 500 LiveEd Carpenter put together the fastest lap with an average speed of 230.468 mph. Last year’s winner, Alexander Rossi, also put himself into the top nine with a speed of 230.148 mph. Indy 500 Live
Fernando Alonso, a multiple Formula One world champion, impressed in his first real qualifying in IndyCar, going third-fastest at the time and finishing the day seventh-fastest at 230.034 mph. It was his first-ever qualifying in the sport, and all eyes will be on him going into Sunday’s Fast Nine.
Carpenter, Rossi, and Alonso join Takuma Sato, Scott Dixon, JR Hildebrand, Will Power, Tony Kanaan, and Marco Andretti in the top nine. Everything after the top nine will also be set with a traditional qualifying on Sunday prior to the Fast Nine shootout.
Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday. The Indianapolis 500 will be held a week later, on May 28. Indy 500
How to watch the Indy 500 Pole Day
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, May 21
Time: 11 a.m.
TV: ABC, 4 p.m.