Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Known as the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, The Indy 500 is where the world's greatest open-wheel drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series race for the coveted Borg-Warner trophy.
Taking place at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest single-day spectator sporting event has something for everyone, from children to those who have been attending for generations. Whether you're continuing a tradition, or starting a new one, this is a race that can't be missed.
NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will drive the pace car, Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin will serve as Grand Marshal, and multi-platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks will sing the National Anthem.
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