IRL: Indy500: 86th Indianapolis 500 Fast Facts

86th INDIANAPOLIS 500 FAST FACTS WHAT: 86th Indianapolis 500; fifth race in 15-race 2002 Indy Racing League season WHERE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2.5-mile paved oval WHEN: 11 a.m. (EST) Sunday, May 26 DISTANCE: 200 laps/500 ...

86th INDIANAPOLIS 500 FAST FACTS

WHAT: 86th Indianapolis 500; fifth race in 15-race 2002 Indy Racing League season

WHERE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2.5-mile paved oval

WHEN: 11 a.m. (EST) Sunday, May 26

DISTANCE: 200 laps/500 miles

POSTED AWARDS: More than $9 million

CARS: Dallara and G Force chassis; Chevy Indy V8 and Infiniti Indy V8 3.5-liter engines; Firestone tires

2001 RACE WINNER: Helio Castroneves

2001 INDY RACING LEAGUE CHAMPION: Sam Hornish Jr.

2002 POINTS LEADER: Sam Hornish Jr.

TV:
(Pre-Race)
ABC (live), 11 a.m. (EDT), May 26

(Race)
ABC (live), noon (EDT), May 26
Host: Bob Jenkins
Announcers: Paul Page, Scott Goodyear
Pit reporters: Jack Arute, Gary Gerould, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch (This broadcast staff also will work Indy 500-related shows throughout the month of May for ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2.)

(MBNA Pole Qualifying, May 11)
ESPN (live), noon-1 p.m., 5-7 p.m. (EDT)
ABC (live), 1-3 p.m. (EDT)

(Second Day of Qualifying, May 12)
ESPN (live), 1-4 p.m. (EDT)
ESPN2 (live), 5:30-7 p.m. (EDT)

(Bump Day Qualifying, May 19)
ESPN (live), 2-4 p.m. (EDT)
ABC (live), 4-6 p.m. (EDT)
ESPN2 (live), 6-7 p.m. (EDT)

(Coors Carb Day, May 23)
ESPN (taped) 3:30-6 p.m. (EDT)

(Indy 500 Special, May 25)
ESPN, noon-1 p.m. (EDT)

("Before They Go Green," May 25)
ESPN, 1-2 p.m. (EDT)

(Recap Show, May 28)
ESPN2, 7-8 p.m. (EDT)

(Victory Celebration May 28)
ESPN2 (taped), 8-10 p.m.

("RPM2Night")
ESPN2 (live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
6:30-7 p.m. (EDT) May 6-10, 13-17, 23-24
7:30-8 p.m. (EDT) May 11, 18-19

(ESPN Classic, May 25)
1987 Indianapolis 500, 10 a.m.-noon (EDT)
1991 Indianapolis 500, noon-2 p.m. (EDT)
1986 Indianapolis 500, 2-4 p.m. (EDT)
SportsCentury: Rick Mears, 4-5 p.m. (EDT)
1992 Indianapolis 500, 5-7 p.m. (EDT)

RADIO:
(Pre-Race)
IMS Radio Network (live), 11 a.m. (EDT), May 26

(Race)
IMS Radio Network (live), Noon (EDT) May 26
Area affiliate: WIBC AM 1070, Indianapolis
Anchor: Mike King; Analyst: Chris Economaki; Color commentator: Johnny
Rutherford; Historian: Donald Davidson; Turn 1 reporter: Jerry Baker; Turn
2: Kevin Lee; Turn 3: Mark Jaynes; Turn 4: Chris Denari; Pit reporters: Adam
Alexander, Kim Morris, Jim Murphy; Garage reporter: Chuck Marlow; Medical
center reporter: Howdy Bell

(MBNA Pole Qualifying, May 11)
IMS Radio Network
"Indy AM" (live), Noon-2 p.m. (EDT)
"Indy PM" (live), 6-7 p.m. (EDT)
"Track Action Updates" every 30 minutes from noon-7:15 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King; Analyst: Johnny Parsons; Historian: Donald Davidson; Pit
reporters: Kim Morris, Jim Murphy

(Second Day Qualifying, May 12)
IMS Radio Network
"Indy AM" (live), 1-2 p.m. (EDT)
"Indy PM" (live), 6-7 p.m. (EDT)
"Track Action Updates" every 30 minutes from noon-7:15 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King; Analyst: Johnny Parsons; Historian: Donald Davidson; Pit
reporters: Kim Morris, Jim Murphy

(Bump Day Qualifying, May 19)


IMS Radio Network
"Indy AM" (live), 1-2 p.m. (EDT)
"Indy PM" (live), 6-7 p.m. (EDT)
"Track Action Updates" every half hour from 12:45-7:15 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King; Analyst: Johnny Parsons; Historian: Donald Davidson; Turn 1 reporter: Jerry Baker; Turn 3: Mark Jaynes; Pit reporters: Pit reporters: Kim Morris, Jim Murphy

(Coors Carb Day Recap, May 23)
IMS Radio Network
9-10 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King

(Indy 500 preview, May 5)
IMS Radio Network
6-7 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King

("Indy Live" Talk Show, May 7, 9, 16, 21)
IMS Radio Network
9-10 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King

THE TRACK:
Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

2.5-mile paved superspeedway, with a 36-inch strip of original bricks at the start/finish line (the "Yard of Bricks").

Front and back straightaways: 5/8-mile each

"Short chute" straightaways (located between Turns 1 and 2 and Turns 3 and 4): 1/8-mile each

Four turns: 1/4-mile each

Width: Straightaways, 50 feet; Turns, 60 feet

Banking: 9 degrees, 12 minutes in turns; flat on straightaways

Facility opened in August 1909. The Speedway is the world's largest sports facility, with more than 250,000 permanent seats.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Goodyear , Helio Castroneves , Rick Mears , Johnny Parsons , Sam Hornish Jr.