The Indy 500 is considered one of the most important races in world motor sports. The 2011 race is the 100th anniversary of the famous race at the brickyard. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the home of car racing and practically invented the sport. To win here, on this day, would be huge accomplishment for any drive and their sponsor.
SB Nation Indianapolis has all the details:
Start Time: The IMS race track opens at 6 a.m. on Sunday, with six hours of festivities. These festivities are much more tame than what they were in years past, including parades featuring former winners. The Indy 500 is set to get underway at noon following the parade and pace laps.
TV: ABC has the coverage, beginning with the pre-race show at 11:00 a.m. At 12:00 p.m. ET, the 'Greatest Spectacle In Racing' begins on ABC. Thirty-three drivers will take to the track for the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500.
Radio: In addition to the television broadcast, you can also find the Indy 500 on your radio dial and on Sirius and XM radio. On Sirius, coverage can be found on Channel 211. Channel 145 has the race on XM. A full list of the 400-plus radio partners can be found here.
For more on the race be sure to head over to Pop Off Valve for additional IndyCar news, including the three excellent Indy 500 resources: The Indy 500 experience, Indy 500 traditions and the history of the Indy 500 and the Brickyard.