2013 Indy 500 date, time, TV channel and preview: ABC airs the 97th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26.
The Memorial Day weekend tradition returns with the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26, beginning at 12pm ET from famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Top drivers competing for the Borg-Warner Trophy include Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will Power, Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti. Dario Franchitti, last year’s Indy 500 winner, will attempt to win his fourth career race at Indy. (Not expected back is Franchitti’s wife, Ashley Judd, from whom he separated in January.) Ed Carpenter starts the race in the pole position.
ABC airs the race for the 49th straight year, beginning with a one-hour preview show Sunday at 11am ET. The production will use 84 cameras, including three onboard cameras each on 12 of the 33 cars. Viewers can also choose a live streaming video feed from the onboard cameras on ESPN3. Marty Reid calls the race with analysts Scott Goodyear and Eddie Cheever. Lindsay Czarniak hosts, with Rick DeBruhl, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch and Vince Welch reporting from pit row. Additional details of the coverage are available on ESPN’s press release.