What Time Does the Indy 500 Start?

What Time Does the Indy 500 Start?

The 97th Indianapolis 500 is storming the motorsport field by storm this weekend with the festivities kicking off Sunday, May 26 at 9:30 am EST with the 500 Festival Princesses Lap.

But for those that care about the race, engines will be fired up at 12:04 pm EST with the 500 mile, 200-lap race kicking off at precisely 12:12 pm EST.

Ed Carpenter, Carlos Munoz, and Marco Andretti will be heading the field at the start, while EJ Viso, AJ Allmendinger, and Will Power will be behind in the 4, 5, and 6 spots respectively.

  • Greg

    So that’s 1 PM Eastern Daylight Time ?

  • Colum Wood

    Noon in the Eastern time zone.