Watch the 2012 Indy 500

Watch the 2012 Indy 500


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Last year the Indy 500 auto race celebrated its 100th anniversary. The first race took place in 1911, and was won by Ray Harroun. The average race speed was 74.602 mph. With 250,000 seats; the race is held in the biggest sports facility for spectators on the globe. This is a grueling 500 mile race. […]




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Last year the Indy 500 auto race celebrated its 100th anniversary. The first race took place in 1911, and was won by Ray Harroun. The average race speed was 74.602 mph. With 250,000 seats; the race is held in the biggest sports facility for spectators on the globe. This is a grueling 500 mile race. Each lap on this oval track is 2.5 miles in length; which means the drivers must travel 200 laps in search for victory, and racing immortality.

Over the past century only 5 drivers have won the Indy 500 back to back. Those drivers would be:

Wilbur Shaw (1939-40) He also won in 1937, the only driver to win 3 of 4.
Mauri Rose (1947-48)
Bill Vukovich (1953-54)
Al Unser (1970-71)
Helio Castroneves (2001-02)

Dan Wheldon won the race last year, and in 2005. Dan would die at the age of 33 in October of last year in a car crash in the IndyCar World Championship in Las Vegas.

The only time the annual Indy auto race was not held was in 1917-18, and in 1942-45, during the first and second world wars. Today you can watch the Indy 500 online at the live streaming auto racing website just as easy as you can on television. The big race is preceded by a week of fun filled events at the legendary raceway. On May 19th the week kicks off with the Pole Day Qualifications. On may 20th is the Armed Forces Bump Day. On May 23rd it is the Indy 500 Festival Community Day. This is the day fans get to meet the drivers and get autographs.

Yes, you can watch Indy 500 online live, but also all of the activities prior to the race will be streamed over the Internet. On May 25th they hold Miller Lite Carb Day, which ends with a huge Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert. The Firestone Freedom 100 Race is run prior to the concert. May 26th is Legends Day. On this day fans get to meet the living legends of Indy 500 racing. On May 27th the 96th running of the Indy 500 will commence. Over the last century only 3 drivers have won the Indy 4 times, and those drivers are Rick Mears, A.J. Foyt, and Al Unser.

The Indy 500 is the most watched auto race on the planet. Now you can watch Indy 500 on your iPad. Modern technology has made it much more convenient to enjoy this great race regardless of where you may be.

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