IRL: Indy 500: Bump weekend television coverage announced

ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 TO PROVIDE SIX HOURS OF FINAL QUALIFYING COVERAGE INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 20, 2005 -- ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will provide a combined seven hours of live coverage of the final two days of qualifying for the 89th Indianapolis 500...

ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 TO PROVIDE SIX HOURS OF FINAL QUALIFYING COVERAGE

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 20, 2005 -- ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will provide a combined seven hours of live coverage of the final two days of qualifying for the 89th Indianapolis 500 this weekend from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The final 11 spots in the 33-car field for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" will be filled Saturday, May 21, while Bump Day Qualifications will be featured Sunday, May 22.

The schedule (all times Eastern Daylight):

SATURDAY, May 21
Time, Network
1-2 p.m., ESPN2
5-6 p.m., ESPN
6-7 p.m., ESPN2

SUNDAY, May 22
Time, Network
1-3 p.m., ABC
5-7 p.m., ESPN2

Todd Harris will serve as host of the ABC telecast of qualifications, with two-time Indianapolis 500 runner-up Scott Goodyear providing analysis. Dr. Jerry Punch is host of the ESPN and ESPN2 coverage, with 2000 Indy 500 pole winner Greg Ray as the analyst.

ABC will televise the 89th Indianapolis 500 live with a pre-race show starting at noon (EDT) Sunday, May 29, with the race starting at 1 p.m.

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Tickets: Tickets are available for the 2005 Indianapolis 500 on May 29. For information, log on to www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, or call the IMS ticket office at (800) 822-INDY or (317) 492-6700.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Greg Ray , Scott Goodyear , Todd Harris