Everything You Need to Know About the 106th Indy 500

The 106th edition of the Indianapolis 500 is set to take place on Sunday, May 29th and will be broadcast live on NBC. Helio Castroneves is looking to make history by becoming the first driver to win The Greatest Spectacle in Racing five times. He will have to do it from the back of the pack, starting 27th out of 33 drivers. But if last year's race is any indication, anything can happen.

Here's all the information you need to know about the Indy 500. Indy 500 coverage will begin at approximately 11 in the morning and will be broadcast on NBC in the top 40 television markets in the United States. Those attending the race in person can enter the event at 6 in the morning, with cars taking to the track at 9.The race is an endurance test, with ever-changing strategies and conditions that put drivers and their teams to the test. It's a race where you can make a mistake and still end up in Victory Lane, or never recover and wonder what could have been. Scott Dixon will take pole position for the second consecutive year, but Andretti Autosport's Colton Herta had a sharp fall on Friday's Carb Day that pushed back his luck and starting position. Ed Carpenter Racing is always fast on his hometown circuit, with Rinus VeeKay starting third and Carpenter himself fourth.

Honda seems to have found something extra for the month of May, but don't rule out Ed Carpenter Racing or McLaren Arrow SP driven by Pato O'Ward and Felix Rosenqvist. A McLaren hasn't ended up in the Indy winning circle since 1976, but both drivers can change it. Indianapolis residents may experience a transmission blackout due to not selling out its (approximately) 240,000 (approximately) reserved grandstand seats. However, fans will be able to continue broadcasting the race live through a simultaneous broadcast on Peacock Premium. Mobile sports betting is now legal in New York, meaning you can now bet on the Indy 500 from your phone.

We've compiled some of the best introductory offers to help you place your first bets on BetMGM, FanDuel, DraftKings, PointsBet, Caesars and BeRivers. The 106th edition of the Indianapolis 500 promises to be an exciting one with plenty of stories to follow. With Castroneves looking for an unprecedented fifth win at the Brickyard, Scott Dixon taking pole position for the second consecutive year, and Andretti Autosport's Colton Herta looking for redemption after his sharp fall on Friday's Carb Day, there is sure to be plenty of drama throughout the race. Don't miss out on all of the action!.

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