2015 Indianapolis 500

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99th Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning body Verizon IndyCar Series
Season 2015 IndyCar season
Date May 24, 2015
Pre-race ceremonies
Starting Command Mari Hulman George
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Scott Goodyear, Eddie Cheever
Chronology
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The 99th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday May 24, 2015, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It will be the premier event of the 2015 season of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Ryan Hunter-Reay is expected to enter the race as the defending champion.

Background[edit]

In May 2014, two entries for the 99th running of the Indy 500 were made known. 1996 winner Buddy Lazier stated his intention to return in 2015 with his family-owned Lazier Partners Racing outfit.[1] Jonathan Byrd II will field a new team, Jonathan Byrd's Racing, paying homage to his late father Jonathan Byrd, an Indy 500 enthusiast who owned a local cafeteria (which is still open) and sponsored cars driven by Stan Fox, Arie Luyendyk, and Rich Vogler. Their driver will be 2012 Indianapolis 500 starter and multi-time USAC National Driver's Champion Bryan Clauson.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiZinno, Tony (May 13, 2014). "1996 Indy 500 champ Buddy Lazier motivated as ever despite generational shift". NBC Sports. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Staff, NSSN (May 16, 2014). "Clauson Lands 2015 Indy 500 Ride". National Speed Sport News. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 

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