IRL: Indy 500: 87th Indianapolis 500 fast facts

WHAT: 87th Indianapolis 500, fourth race in 16-race 2003 IRL IndyCarTM Series season. WHERE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2.5-mile asphalt oval WHEN: 11 a.m. (EST), Sunday, May 25 DISTANCE: 200 laps/500 miles POSTED AWARDS: More than $9 ...

WHAT:
87th Indianapolis 500, fourth race in 16-race 2003 IRL IndyCarTM Series season.

WHERE:
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2.5-mile asphalt oval

WHEN:
11 a.m. (EST), Sunday, May 25

DISTANCE:
200 laps/500 miles

POSTED AWARDS:
More than $9 million

CARS:
Dallara, Falcon and Panoz G Force chassis; Chevrolet Indy V8, Honda Indy V8 and Toyota Indy V8 engines; Firestone tires

2002 RACE WINNER:
Helio Castroneves

2002 SERIES CHAMPION:
Sam Hornish Jr.

TV:
(Pre-Race)
ABC (live), 11 a.m. (EDT), May 25

(Race)
ABC (live), noon (EDT), May 25
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 10)
ESPN (live), noon-1 p.m., 5-6 p.m. (EDT)
ABC (live), 1-3 p.m. (EDT)
ESPN2 (live), 6-7 p.m. (EDT)
ESPN2 (live), 1-4 p.m., 6-7 p.m. (EDT)

(Bump Day Qualifying, May 18)
ESPN (live), 1-4 p.m. (EDT)
ABC (live), 4-6 p.m. (EDT)
ESPN2 (live), 6-7 p.m. (EDT)

(Carb Day practice and Pit Stop Competition, May 22)
ESPN2 (live), 3:30-6 p.m. (EDT)

(500 Festival Parade, May 24)
ESPN (live), 2-3:30 p.m. (EDT)

(Indy 500 special, May 24)
ESPN (tape), 3:30-4 p.m. (EDT)

(Indy 500 Review, May 27)
ESPN2 (tape), 8-8:30 p.m. (EDT)

(Indy 500 Celebration Banquet, May 27)
ESPN2 (tape), 8:30-10:30 p.m. (EDT)

("RPM2Night")
ESPN2 (Live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
6:30-7 p.m. (EDT) May 4-9, 12-17, 22-23
7-7:30 p.m. (EDT) May 10, 18

("Pit Pass")
ESPN2 (tape):
Tomas Scheckter, May 1, 3 p.m. (EDT);
Helio Castroneves, May 15, 3 p.m. (EDT)

(ESPN Classic, May 24)
1990 Indianapolis 500, 9-11 a.m. (EDT)
1982 Indianapolis 500, 11-1 p.m. (EDT)
1985 Indianapolis 500, 1-3 p.m. (EDT)
1986 Indianapolis 500, 3-5 p.m. (EDT)
1992 Indianapolis 500, 5-7 p.m. (EDT)
Classic Big Ticket, 1981 Indianapolis 500, 7-9:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (EDT)

RADIO (all broadcasts except hourly qualifying updates will be available at indyracing.com, indy500.com):
(Pre-Race)
IMS Radio Network (live), 11 a.m. (EDT), May 25

(Race)
IMS Radio Network (live), Noon (EDT) May 25
Area affiliate: WIBC-AM 1070, Indianapolis
Anchor: Mike King; Analyst: Chris Economaki; Driver analyst: Davey Hamilton; Color Commentator: Dave Wilson; 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

(Happy Hour at Indy, May 9)
IMS Radio Network
6:30-7 p.m. (EDT) Anchor: Mike King

(MBNA Pole Qualifying, May 10)
IMS Radio Network
"Indy AM" (live), Noon-2 p.m. (EDT)
"Indy PM" (live), 6-7 p.m. (EDT)
Pole Day qualifying updates at ":15" and ":45" past the hour from 2:15-7:15 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King

(Second Day Qualifying, May 11)
IMS Radio Network
"Indy AM" (live), 1-2 p.m. (EDT)
"Indy PM" (live), 6-7 p.m. (EDT)
Qualifying updates at ":15" and ":45" past the hour from 2:15-7:15 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King

(Bump Day Qualifying, May 18)
IMS Radio Network
"Indy AM" (live), 1-2 p.m. (EDT)
"Indy PM" (live), 6-7 p.m. (EDT)
Bump Day qualifying updates at ":15" and ":45" past the hour from 2:15-7:15 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King

(Carb Day Recap, May 22)
IMS Radio Network
9-10 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King

(Indy 500 preview, May 4)
IMS Radio Network
6-7 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King

("Indy Live" Talk Show, May 6, 8, 15, 20)
IMS Radio Network
9-10 p.m. (EDT)
Anchor: Mike King

THE TRACK:
2.5-mile paved oval
Frontstretch and backstretch: 5/8-mile
Turns and short chutes: 1/4-mile
Width: 50 feet on the straightaways; 60 feet in the turns.
Banking: Turns are banked at 9 degrees, 12 minutes.

-- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in 1909 and is the international leader in motorsports entertainment. Home since 1911 to the Indianapolis 500, the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Speedway also plays host to the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race and the United States Grand Prix Formula One race, two of the largest single-day sporting events in the world. In addition to more than 250,000 permanent seats, the Speedway property includes the Hall of Fame Museum, the Brickyard Crossing 18-hole championship golf course and the Brickyard Crossing Inn.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Davey Hamilton , Scott Goodyear , Helio Castroneves , Dave Wilson , Sam Hornish Jr.