Indy 500 Live

The 104th Indianapolis 500 will mark the first time the Greatest Spectacle in Racing will be held outside of May, and “When is the Indy 500?” is one of many questions about Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s signature race.

The green flag will drop on the 2020 Indy 500 at 2:30 p.m. ET (coverage begins at 1 p.m. on NBC) Sunday, nearly three months after its originally scheduled date.

All associated concerts and the 500 Festival Parade in downtown Indianapolis have been canceled, and the race will be run without fans for the first time in its history.

But one schedule element that remains unchanged: The two weeks leading up to the race still will feature the regular cadence of practices, two days of qualifying and Carb Day’s final practice.

Here are all the pertinent details to help answer the question of “When is the Indy 500?” and dozens more (all times are ET):

What are the Indy 500 race day start times?

7 a.m.: Garage opens:

8 a.m.: Teams, equipment enter pits:

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Tech inspection

12:40-1:05 p.m.: Cars pushed to the grid

1:47 p.m.: Driver introductions

2:06 p.m.: Grid formation

2:09 p.m.: Invocation and national anthem

2:23 p.m.: “Drivers, start your engines”:

2:30 p.m.: Green flag

How can I watch the Indy 500 on TV?

The Indy 500 will be shown on NBC with coverage beginning at 1 p.m. and running through 6 p.m. It also will be available via streaming on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com.

Practice and qualifying for the Indy 500 will be shown on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold (click here for more information on the IndyCar Pass). See the broadcast schedules below.

When is qualifying for the Indy 500?

The 33-car field for the Indy 500 was set Aug. 15-16 after three days of practice. Marco Andretti became the first member of his famous racing family to win the pole position in 33 years.

When is practice for the Indy 500?

The final Cab Day practice for the Indy 500 was held Friday. Indy 500 rookie Pato O’Ward was fastest in the session. There was no concert or team pit stop competition as traditionally held on Carb Day.

Why was the Indy 500 postponed?

Because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, restrictions on large gatherings necessitated moving the race from its original May 24 date.

How many fans will be allowed to attend the Indy 500?

There will be no fans allowed at the Indy 500, meaning the 230,000-seat grandstands will be empty for the first time in the race’s history. Practice and qualifying also were closed to the general public.

How many laps and how long is the Indy 500?

The race is 500 miles over 200 laps. Depending on the number of yellow flags, the Indy 500 typically takes about 3 hours to complete (give or take 30 minutes).

What is the size, length, width and banking of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The track is 2.5 miles, which consists of:

  • Front straightaway: 5/8ths of a mile
  • Back straightaway: 5/8ths of a mile
  • Turns: Each a quarter-mile.
  • Short chutes: Each 1/8th of a mile

The track’s width is 50 feet on the straightaways and 60 feet in the turns. Its turns are banked at 9 degrees.

IMS sits on 963.4 acres (which includes the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course, 315 acres of parking lots and a solar farm). There are 17 grandstands, 26 bridges and six tunnels. The infield is 253 acres.

Why do 33 cars start the Indy 500?

There were 40 cars that started the inaugural 500 Mile Race in 1911. Afterward, the American Automobile Association’s contest board decided the field was too big for the 2.5-mile track. A formula was created that decreed each car should be entitled to 400 feet when the field was spread around the track. Because 2.5 miles equals 13,200 feet, that allows for 33 cars at 400 feet apiece.

Why does the Indy 500 winner drink milk?

The tradition began in the 1930s when two-time winner Louis Meyer asked for a glass of buttermilk after his second victory (his mother taught him it would refresh him on hot days). After winning his third Indy 500 in 1936, a photo of Meyer drinking buttermilk led to a dairy industry executive requesting milk be available annually to the winner. Since 1956, winners have been given a $10,000 bonus from the Indiana Dairy Association for including milk in their postrace celebration.

What is the Indy 500 winner’s trophy?

The Borg-Warner Trophy has honored the winner since 1936. Each victor’s face is sculpted onto the trophy with a square that includes their name, winning year and average speed. Originally designed to hold 80 winners, two new bases were constructed to add more space (in 1986 and in 2004, which provides capacity through 2034).

UFC 252

MMA Fighting has UFC 252 results for the Miocic vs. Cormier 3 fight card, live blogs for all the main card fights, and live UFC 252 Twitter updates.

In the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will clash for the third time.

At UFC 241 last August, Miocic knocked out Cormier in the fourth round to win the heavyweight title back. At UFC 226, Cormier knocked out Miocic in the first round to become a two-division champion.

Check out UFC 252 results below.

Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)

Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier

Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera

Junior dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda

John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili

Prelims (ESPN at 8 p.m. ET)

Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel

Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba

TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez

Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza

Prelims (ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET)

Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter

Kai Kamaka vs. Tony Kelley

NASCAR All-Star Race 2020

The 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race features a new track, new look and a new rule as it gets underway at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 15 (7/15/2020).

The All-Star Race has been held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the past 10 years, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been rescheduled for Bristol for the first time in the track’s nearly 60-year history of holding NASCAR races. The Last Great Colosseum features a half-mile bowl (in place of Charlotte’s 1.5-mile quad-oval) and the race will have a total of 140 laps: 55 laps to begin, two 35-lap stages, and a 15-lap dash to the finish.

The All-Star Open will determine three of the final four starting lineup, and the final spot will be determined by fan vote. Bubba Wallace was leading the pack for the fan vote as of last week.

Flashy new under-glow lighting and updated paint jobs will also make their debut at this year’s All-Star race, but there’s been much talk of the new “choose rule,” which will allow each driver to select the lane they want to restart from and adds more strategy to the mix.

Driver Clint Bowyer thinks the rule is being overhyped, and told reporters about his reservations on Monday.

“Can it make an impact? Absolutely. But if you oversell it, it will never hold up to the expectations of what people are expecting out of that,” Bowyer told reporters via Zoom. “For the most part, I don’t see that it probably will make a difference past a few rows. I just don’t see people giving up two or three spots to stay on the outside.”

UFC 251 Live

UFC’s much-publicised vacation to Abu Dhabi sees “Fight Island” play host to a match-up that no one thought could happen, and one many fans have been longing for. Follow our guide as we explain how to watch UFC 251 and live stream Usman vs Masvidal and the rest from wherever you are in the world.

Yep, a last-gasp change of plans means Kamaru Usman will defend his UFC welterweight title in an unmissable clash with Jorge Masvidal on Saturday.

The event’s big showdown had been due to see Kamaru Usman take to the Octagon against Gilbert Burns, however the Brazilian tested positive for Covid-19, bringing about the need for a new challenger.

UFC fans in the US will likely know that ESPN+ has the rights to all of the biggest MMA fights around. That means it’s your one and only place to watch UFC 251 tonight in the US, with that massive Usman vs Masvidal main event slated to start at around 10pm ET (7pm PT) .

Your options for watching the event depend on whether or not you have already dived in and bought a subscription to ESPN+. If you haven’t, then the obvious way to go is with a UFC Bundle, costing you $84.98 – orders are already open. While that might sound like a lot, it’s not just getting you the UFC 251 PPV, but you’ll get a year-long subscription to ESPN+ (that would normally cost $50 alone) – a savings of over 25% in total.

On top of being able to stream this July’s event, a subscription to ESPN+ also opens up access to over 20 exclusive live UFC Fight Nights, alongside original content including Dana White’s Contender Series, UFC Destined, and Ariel & The Bad Guy, plus classic fights, replays, and there’s also the perk of fewer adverts.