Found May 24, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Bridgestone_indy_japan_9653
Polesitter Ryan Briscoe will be leading the field to the green flag at the fabled Indianapolis 500. But before the start of the race, drivers and fans will remember Indy 500 defending champion Dan Wheldon, who was killed in a race accident in October. How will the drivers perform? Stay logged on throughout Sunday's event for lap-by-lap updates. Editor's note: Please hit refresh for the latest. 11:00 a.m. ET: Polesitter Ryan Briscoe will be leading the 33-car field to the start line. Check out the starting grid to see where your favorite drivers will be. The race will start at 12:15 p.m. ET. Before the cars take the green flag, pre-race festivities include driver introductions (11:33 a.m. ET), the traditional singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana" (12:06 p.m. ET) and balloon release to signal the cars rolling off the grid. The Command to Start Engines will be given at 12:07 p.m. ET.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Susie Wheldon accepts trophy for Wheldon's win

Susie Wheldon received a long standing ovation Saturday during the public driver meeting for the Indianapolis 500. Dan Wheldon's wife accepted a replica of the Borg Warner trophy on behalf of the two-time Indianapolis winner. He was killed in a crash during the October season finale race at Las Vegas. Susie Wheldon held her 3-year-old son, Sebastian, while accepting the trophy...

Wheldon's wife accepts trophy at Indy

Susie Wheldon received a long standing ovation Saturday during the public driver meeting for the Indianapolis 500. Dan Wheldon's wife accepted a replica of the Borg Warner trophy on behalf of the two-time Indianapolis winner. He was killed in a crash during the October season finale race at Las Vegas. Susie Wheldon held her 3-year-old son, Sebastian, while accepting the trophy...

Indy 500: Could Be Best in Over a Decade, Say Ryan Briscoe, Ed Carpenter and Others

Buckle up, race fans. The action on Sunday should be the best Indianapolis 500 we've seen in quite a while. The reason is all due to the new car. Now, the new car has gotten its fair share of publicity for its new look and being responsible for keeping the car count down for Indy, but what it's going to provide on Sunday is going to be phenomenal and should change anyone...

Indy drivers embrace Wheldon's memory

A year ago this week, Dan Wheldon sat at a small round table in the back of the room during the annual Indianapolis 500 Media Day and smiled like a fox as reporters and photographers walked by him and assembled three- and four-deep nearby to speak to drivers Danica Patrick, Will Power, Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon. Wheldon knew that many of the reporters didn't give him...

Susie Wheldon still deals with loss

Some days are better than others for Susie Wheldon, and there's rarely any warning what will trigger the emotional roller coaster she's been on since husband Dan Wheldon's fatal crash in last year's IndyCar finale. A familiar coffee shop brings back a flood of memories; a song can make her sad. Most recently, it was a trip to the emergency room for a stomach bug...

Susie Wheldon heads to Indy 500 to honor husband

Updates. With AP Photos. By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Some days are better than others for Susie Wheldon, and there's rarely any warning what will trigger the emotional roller coaster she's been on since husband Dan Wheldon's fatal crash in last year's IndyCar finale. A familiar coffee shop brings back a flood of memories; a song can make her sad. Most recently...

05-25 Ryan Briscoe

Indy 500 Pole Sitter Ryan Briscoe joins Rob Dibble.

What to watch for: Indianapolis 500

One century is complete. On Sunday, another century begins.Last year, the late Dan Wheldon capped the first 100 years of the Indianapolis 500 with a stunning victory that, sadly, proved to be his final bow. But while he cannot defend his title tomorrow, one of his final legacies -- the new Dallara DW12 IndyCars that he helped develop prior to his death last October -- will make their...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.