It’s Indianapolis 500 race day! The 107th running of the Indianapolis 500, presented by Gainbridge, occurs later today. There is much to look out for in today’s edition of ‘The Greatest Spectacle In Racing’. The questions that have been asked throughout May will be answered.
Will Arrow McLaren’s flying start to May continue? Will championship leader Alex Palou in the No.10 American Legion Chip Ganassi Racing Honda be able to convert his fastest pole time in the history of the Indianapolis 500 be able to convert it to victory?
Can Marcus Ericsson score back-to-back victories following his win here last season? What can six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion and 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon claim his second Indianapolis 500 win? How will Katherine Legge do in her first Indianapolis 500 appearance for ten years after being the fastest Rahal qualifier for the 2023 race?
The other stories to look out for today are how Tony Kanaan will do in what is his final Indianapolis 500 and NTT INDYCAR SERIES race start. Speaking to Paddock Eye ahead of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing earlier this week, Kanaan said that it would only hit him that it is his final race during driver introductions ahead of the start of the race. The other big question is, has Honda managed to fix their technical issues throughout May? Speaking to Paddock Eye earlier this week, David Salters, President, and Technical Director of HPD, said he hopes the team has sorted things out but that you can never be 100 percent certain they can have the issue sorted.
It will also be fascinating to see how the one-off entries get on; for example, how will Graham Rahal in the No.24 Dreyer and Reibold Racing Chevrolet get on starting the race from the back of the field in 33rd however, if anyone can get through from the back it’s Graham Rahal.
How will ABEL Motorsports get on with RC Enerson? They have been fast and signed several new sponsors ahead of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing on Saturday. It will also be exciting to how Team Penske gets on starting the race from mid-pack.
It will also be interesting to see how Helio Castroneves gets on today as he attempts to become the first driver to win a fifth Indianapolis 500.