IndyCar 500 Live The first of two days of Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying for the 104th running of the Indy 500 is scheduled to take place throughout this afternoon to determine which nine IndyCar drivers among the 33 on the entry list are set to advance to tomorrow’s Fast Nine Shootout to make a run at the pole position for this year’s edition of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”.
The 2020 edition of the Indy 500 takes place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday, August 23, 2020 (8/23/20).
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Race: 104th Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, Aug. 23
Start time: 1 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. ET green flag)
TV channel: NBC
Live stream: NBC Sports Gold | fuboTV
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Each driver is slated to make one four-lap qualifying run for this 200-lap race around the four-turn, 2.5-mile (4.023-kilometer) Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval in Speedway, Indiana.
Drivers will have the option to make additional attempts by going in the “Fast Lane” and withdrawing their previous attempts, or by going to the tail end of the regular line and retaining their initial speeds.
The top nine drivers at the end of the session will advance to Sunday afternoon’s Fast Nine Shootout, while the other 24 are slated to line up from row four through row 11 from positions 10th through 33rd for next Sunday’s race. There will be no bumping for this race, as there are only 33 drivers entered.
Last year, Spencer Pigot topped this qualifying session driving for Ed Carpenter Racing before going on to qualify in third place in the Fast Nine Shootout behind teammate and team owner Ed Carpenter in second and race polesitter Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske.
Follow along with our live updates of Saturday qualifying to see who will vie for the pole position on Sunday afternoon and who will start where throughout the rest of the field in the 104th running of the Indy 500.
The Fast Nine Shootout is set to be broadcast live from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on NBC and NBC Sports Gold from 1:15 p.m. ET to 2:15 p.m. ET tomorrow afternoon, and the race itself is set to be broadcast live on NBC next Sunday, August 23 beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET. The race is scheduled to begin at roughly 2:30 p.m. ET.