2:53 p.m. UPDATE: Graham Rahal makes contact with the wall and spins out with just six laps remaining.
2:40 p.m. UPDATE: Dragon Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais made contact with the wall as he headed into the pit. He did make it into his pit box.
2:28 p.m. UPDATE: Penske driver A.J. Allmendinger takes the lead at Lap 166.
2:04 p.m. UPDATE: The number of lead changes has reached 38, breaking last year's lead change total of 34.
1:57 p.m. UPDATE: More than half way through the race, at Lap 114 the top five drivers are #25 Andretti, #11 Kanaan, #1 Hunter-Reay, #3 Castroneves and #5 Viso.
1:39 p.m. UPDATE: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver James Jakes has been cited for a safety violation in pit lane following Lap 93.
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1:26 p.m. UPDATE: By Lap 75, there have already been 24 lead changes.
1:15 p.m. UPDATE: A.J. Foyt driver Takuma Sato crashes at Turn 2 during Lap 56.
1:01 p.m. UPDATE: Saavedra has been checked, cleared, and released from the care center.
12:48 p.m. UPDATE: Dragon Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra makes contact with the wall and comes in on Turn 4.
12:43 p.m. UPDATE: KV Racing Technology driver Tony Kanaan was leading for a number of laps before drivers began coming in for pit stops.
12:29 UPDATE: Panther Racing's J.R. Hildebrand crashed early on in the race. He was only five laps in when the accident happened. He appeared to be OK.
12:12 p.m. UPDATE: The 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is officially underway.|
Sunday is the big day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Race Day gets under way early Sunday, with the gates to the track opening at 5:30 a.m. At 7 a.m., the Snake Pit opens inside Turn 3. Diplo will perform at the Snake Pit at 10 a.m. and Afrojack will perform at 12:30, shortly after the start of the race.
The Social Media Garage also opens up at 7 a.m.
The Parade of Bands begins at 8 a.m. around the track and the Purdue University All-American Marching Band will perform "Banks of the Wabash" on the track at 10:15 am..
The Kids Zone opens at 9 a.m. in Lot N.
Celebrities will take to the Red Carpet at 9:30 a.m. near the Pagoda Plaza. The 500 Princesses will make their lap around the track at 9:45 a.m.
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The winning drivers will make their lap around the track at 10:40 and at 10:50 the Decade Race Car Laps begin. The Military Parade lap begins at 11:10 a.m.
Drivers will be introduced at 11:33 a.m. and the Military March begins shortly after, at 11:40. The Military will be recognized after at 11:45 a.m.
Before the cars hit the track later today, about 35 runners will get to do what they couldn't during last month's Boston Marathon bombings.
Many runners weren't able to finish the race after the bombings, which killed three people and injured dozens.
Sunday, runners from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan will run about a half-mile from Turn 4 to the Yard of Bricks just before the command to fire engines.
America the Beautiful will be performed at 11:43 a.m. and God Bless America will be sung by Florence Henderson at 11:47 a.m. The National Anthem will be sung at 11:54 a.m. Jim Nabors will sing the legendary "Back Home Again in Indiana" at 12:03 p.m.
The moment Race Fans anticipate most, Mari Hulman George saying "Ladies and Gentleman, Start Your Engines," will be at 12:04 p.m.
The 97th Running Of The Indianapolis 500 officially takes off at 12:12 p.m.
Saturday night, race fans partied in the Coke Lot outside the track. It went through the night, but with even more uniformed attendees.
A bigger police presence made its way through a crowd of thousands gathered in the track's coke lot overnight.
Officers patrolled on foot, in cars and even on ATVs to keep watch over the annual pre-race partying.
They say most problems faced are alcohol related.
Despite extra patrols, police ask fans to repeat the 500 weekend phrase: if you see something, say something.
In court documents filed Monday afternoon, 20-year-old Jacob McDaniel was officially charged with reckless homicide and pointing a firearm in the shooting death of a Noblesville teen.
Sunday night, Johnson County officers were called to a Whiteland home, when a woman called to say she was being attacked by her 18-year-old grandson.
Work began in the old Indianapolis City Hall on Monday morning.