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The 102st Indianapolis 500 will be held in May and televised by ABC on Sunday, May 27, 2018. It will be the Corvette's 12th appearance as the Official Pace Car – a record unmatched by any other vehicle.

The 2018 season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be one of the most exciting ever, with MotoGP joining the IndyCar Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

The Indianapolis 500 is much more than just a race. It's 500 miles of pure excitement. It's the richest tradition in motor sports and it's "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Twice a year, racing fans turn their attention to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, when two major events are on the schedule, the Indianapolis 500 Race Odds and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Indianapolis is proud of its role as the racing capital of the world. The speedway also is the home of MotoGP (a new addition in late 2008), the National Hot Rod Association's drag racing championships, and a full menu of other racing. Indy truly is a place to experience life in the fast lane.

The 2.5 miles oval with just 9 degrees of banking first opened in 1911 as a track built for formula cars. In 1993, Nextel Cup cars ran its inaugural Brickyard 400 which was won by Jeff Gordon. The famed track is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis 500 Speedway Betting Odds

Indianapolis 500 Event History

Indianapolis 500 History

The Indianapolis 500 is the largest single-day spectator sporting event and the most prestigious auto race in the world. "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" has been run every year since 1911 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, except for the periods during the United States' participation in world wars in 1917-18 and 1942-45. as the champion of every race becomes an instant legend. Legends such as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti and Rick Mears have taken the checkered flag here in the past, and every race is a week-long celebration of open-wheel racing. The winner of the 92nd Indianapolis 500 will earn racing immortality, a spot on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy and a record winner's purse of at least $2.5 million.

2017 Indy 500 Winner

Takuma Sato

2016 Indy 500 Winner

Alexander Michael Rossi is an American professional racing driver. He currently races in the IndyCar Series for Bryan Herta Autosport with Andretti Autosport; additionally, he serves as reserve driver for Manor Racing in Formula One.

2015 Indy 500 Winner

Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán is a Colombian racing driver. He currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series driving for Team Penske.

2014 Indy 500 Winner

Ryan Hunter-Reay is a professional American racing driver best known as a winner of both the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar Series championship 2014.

2013 Indy 500 Winner

Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan Filho, more commonly known as Tony Kanaan, is a Brazilian racing driver. Kanaan won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

2012 Indy 500 Winner

Dario Franchitti wins 3rd Indy 500 in his race career. Franchitti won a wheel-to-wheel, last lap battle at 2012 Indy 500 with Takuma Sato, their tires briefly touching to send Sato spinning hard into the wall. Franchitti sailed away to the checkered flag and victory.

2011 Indy 500 Winner

2011 Indy 500 Winner

Dan Wheldon Wins 2011 Indy 500 after Hildebrand crashes on last corner hitting the wall coming to the checkered flag. Wheldon, who won the 2005 Indianapolis 500, started sixth in the filed of 33 and maintained a well positioned car all day long. He had a single race deal with Bryan Herta Autosport to drive the William Rast no. 98 machine in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

2010 Indy 500 Winner

2010 Indy 500 Winner

Dario Franchitti drove 199 nearly flawless laps, then survived the last one with a huge break from a spectacular crash to climb back on top of the open-wheel world Sunday with his second win at the Indianapolis 500.

Two years removed from a failed try in NASCAR, Franchitti held on with a scant 1.6 gallons of fuel left in the tank -- a victory made possible by a crash that sent Mike Conway airborne and into the wall, and left the final lap to be run under a caution flag.

2009 Indy 500 Winner

2009 Indy 500 Winner

Helio Castroneves became the ninth driver to win the historic race three times, and his timing couldn't have been better. He won the pole. Then he won the pit-stop competition. And now, the biggest win of all, No. 3 for the guy who drives car No. 3, leaving him only one win away from joining the most elite group of all: four-time Indy winners A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.

2008 Indy 500 Winner

Scott Dixon won the Indianapolis 500 for the first time in his career. Dixon, the first New Zealand native to win The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, led a race-high 115 laps on his way to a 1.75 second victory.

2007 Indianapolis 500 Results

Dario Franchitti, driver of the # 28 Canadian Club Dallara - Honda -Firestone, became the second Scotsman to win the Indianapolis 500, claiming the victory in the rain-shortened 91st edition of the event.

Indianapolis 500 Facts

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Q. The Indianapolis 500 consists of how many laps?

A. 200.

Q. Why was the distance of 500 miles selected?

A. Having decided to dispense with multi-race programs and concentrate on one major race for 1911, Speedway leader Carl Fisher and his partners envisioned an event that would appeal to the public by lasting approximately seven hours between mid-morning and late afternoon. A distance of 500 miles was settled upon, and Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911 in six hours, 42 minutes and eight seconds.

Q. Which driver has won the Indianapolis 500 the most times?

A. Three drivers have won the Indianapolis 500 four times each: A.J. Foyt (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977); Al Unser (1970, 1971, 1978, 1987) and Rick Mears (1979, 1984, 1988, 1991).

Q. What is the name of the trophy presented to the winner of the race each year?

A. The Borg-Warner Trophy, which was commissioned in 1935 by the Borg-Warner Automotive Company. In 1936, Indianapolis 500 winner Louis Meyer was the first driver to receive the trophy.

Q. Why does the winner of the Indianapolis 500 drink milk in Victory Lane?

A. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Louis Meyer regularly drank buttermilk to refresh himself on a hot day and happened to drink some in Victory Lane as a matter of habit after winning the 1936 race. An executive with what was then the Milk Foundation was so elated when he saw the moment captured in a photograph in the sports section of his newspaper the following morning that he vowed to make sure it would be repeated in coming years. There was a period between 1947-55 when milk was apparently no longer offered, but the practice was revived in 1956 and has been a tradition ever since.

Q. What is the fastest official lap ever turned during the month of May?

A. 237.498 mph by Arie Luyendyk during qualifying May 12, 1996. Luyendyk turned a lap of 239.260 during practice May 10, 1996. It was the fastest unofficial lap ever at the Speedway, as practice laps are not official.

Q. Who was the first driver to turn an official lap of 200 mph during the month of May?

A. Tom Sneva, who turned 200.401 mph and 200.535 on Laps 1 and 2 of his qualifying run on May 14, 1977.

Q. Has any driver ever won the Indianapolis 500 three times in a row or more?

A. No. Five drivers have won the race two years in a row: Wilbur Shaw (1939-40), Mauri Rose (1947-48), Bill Vukovich (1953-54), Al Unser (1970-71) and Helio Castroneves (2001-02).

Q. Who was the first driver and team to earn $1 million in one year for winning the Indianapolis 500?

A. Emerson Fittipaldi and Patrick Racing, whose winner’s share was $1,001,604 in 1989.

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