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MOTEGI, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 18: Ryan Briscoe, driver of the #6 Team Penske Dallara Honda waits to qualify for the IndyCar Series Bridgestone Indy Japan 300 Mile on September 18, 2009 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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.
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