2016 Indianapolis 500: 6 Things Viewers Need to Know

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Indy / August 8, 2021

If it's Memorial Day weekend that means it time for one of the great traditions in sports.

The 2017 Indianapolis 500, the 101st edition of the race, takes place Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Pole-winner Scott Dixon posted the fastest four-lap qualifying average at Indy in 21 years. Dixon qualified with a four-lap average of 232.164 mph - the fastest attempt since Arie Luyendyk's track record 236.986 in 1996.

Ed Carpenter, a two-time Indy pole winner, will start from the inside of the front row after going 231.664.

Defending champion Alexander Rossi was the fastest car in Andretti Autosport's six-pack. He'll start third after posting a 231.487.

Japan's Takuma Sato, Rossi's teammate, will start fourth.

The race lasts 200 laps.

You can find the 2017 Indianapolis 500 on ABC. Coverage begins at 11 a.m. (ET). Engines will start at 12:14 p.m. (ET) and the green flag will drop at 12:19 p.m.

Below are the channel numbers for ABC in the Syracuse area:

  • Spectrum (Time Warner) Channel 9
  • Verizon Fios: Channel 509 (HD) and 9 (SD)
  • DirectTV: Channel 9 (SD & HD)
  • Dish Network: Channel 5 (SD &HD)
  • New Visions: Channel 609 (HD) and 9 (SD)

Source: www.syracuse.com