INDY 500

Sunday, May 24, 2015


2015 Indianapolis 500

99th Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning body IndyCar
Season 2015 IndyCar season
Date May 24, 2015
Pole position New Zealand Scott Dixon
Pole speed 226.760 mph (364.935 km/h)
Pre-race ceremonies
National anthem Jordin Sparks[1]
"Back Home Again in Indiana" Straight No Chaser
Starting Command Mari Hulman George
Pace car Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Pace car driver Jeff Gordon[2]
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Scott Goodyear, Eddie Cheever
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The 99th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday May 24, 2015, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It will be the premier event of the 2015 season of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Ryan Hunter-Reay will enter the race as the defending champion. Scott Dixon won the pole position, his second career Indy pole. Three-time Indy winner Hélio Castroneves will once again attempt to win a record-tying fourth 500.

For the second year in a row, the month of May activities opened with the Grand Prix of Indianapolis over May 7–9. Practice opened on May 11, and time trials were held over two days, May 16–17.

The 2015 race will see the debut of unique aero kits from Chevrolet and Honda, respectively, outfitted for the Dallara DW12 chassis.[3] As part of the ICONIC project, aero kits were originally planned for 2012, but a series of delays due to cost issues put off their homologation and implementation until 2015. During practice, three Chevrolet entries suffered major crashes that resulted in flip-overs. The crashes raised safety concerns around the paddock, and series officials delayed time trials for several hours in order to address the situation with rule and procedural changes.



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