2016 Indianapolis 500

100th Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning body IndyCar
Season 2016 IndyCar season
Date May 29, 2016
Pole position Canada James Hinchcliffe
Pole speed 230.760 mph (371.372 km/h)
Pre-race ceremonies
National anthem Darius Rucker
"Back Home Again in Indiana" Josh Kaufman
Starting Command Mari Hulman George
Pace car Chevrolet Camaro
Pace car driver Roger Penske
Honorary starter Chris Pine
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Scott Goodyear, Eddie Cheever

The 2016 Indianapolis 500 (known as the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil for sponsorship reasons) is scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. It will be the premier event of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Two-time winner Juan Pablo Montoya enters the race as the defending champion.[3]

The 2016 race marks a milestone as the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The race comes five years after the event's Centennial Era, a three-year long commemoration which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the opening of the circuit (1909), and the 100th anniversary of the first Indy 500 (1911). This will be the ninety-ninth scheduled 500-mile race of the cano

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