Live Blog: Sights and Sounds From The Indianapolis 500

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10:30a ET -- Welcome to FOX's Live coverage of the 97th running of The Indianapolis 500. Green flag is expected at 12:12p ET.

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10:40a ET -- Ed Carpenter, who became the first American pole-sitter since 2006 and the first driver/owner to win the pole since 1975, will start inside Row 1. Rookie Carlos Munoz and Marco Andretti will join Carpenter on the front row.

Here's how the rest of the field will line up, courtesy of

Inside Middle Outside
Ed Carpenter
Carlos Munoz (R)
Marco Andretti
20 26 25
Avg. Speed
228.762 MPH
Avg. Speed
228.342 MPH
Avg. Speed
228.261 MPH

Scott R LePage / LAT Photographic

Inside Middle Outside
EJ Viso
AJ Allmendinger (R)
Will Power
5 2 12
Avg. Speed
228.150 MPH
Avg. Speed
228.099 MPH
Avg. Speed
228.087 MPH

Inside Middle Outside
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Helio Castroneves
James Hinchcliffe
1 3  27
Avg. Speed
227.904 MPH
Avg. Speed
227.762 MPH
Avg. Speed
227.070 MPH

Inside Middle Outside
JR Hildebrand
Alex Tagliani
Tony Kanaan
 4 98  11
Avg. Speed
227.441 MPH
Avg. Speed
227.386 MPH
Avg. Speed
226.949 MPH

Inside Middle Outside
Oriol Servia
Justin Wilson
Sebastien Bourdais
22  19 7
Avg. Speed
226.814 MPH
Avg. Speed
226.370 MPH
Avg. Speed
226.196 MPH

Inside Middle Outside
Scott Dixon
Dario Franchitti
Takuma Sato
 9 10 14
Avg. Speed
226.158 MPH
Avg. Speed
226.069 MPH
Avg. Speed
225.892 MPH

Inside Middle Outside
Charlie Kimball
James Jakes
Simon Pagenaud
 83 16  77
Avg. Speed
225.880 MPH
Avg. Speed
225.809 MPH
Avg. Speed
225.674 MPH

Inside Middle Outside
Townsend Bell
Ryan Briscoe
Simona De Silvestro
 60 8  78
Avg. Speed
225.643 MPH
Avg. Speed
225.265 MPH
Avg. Speed
225.226 MPH

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Inside Middle Outside
Josef Newgarden
Graham Rahal
Sebastian Saavedra
 21 15  6
 Avg. Speed
226.731 MPH
Avg. Speed
225.007 MPH
Avg. Speed
224.929 MPH

ROW 10
Inside Middle Outside
Tristian Vautier (R)
Ana Beatriz
Pippa Mann
 55  18 63
Avg. Speed
224.873 MPH
Avg. Speed
224.184 MPH
Avg. Speed
224.005 MPH

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ROW 11
Inside Middle Outside
Conor Daly (R)
Buddy Lazier
Katherine Legge
 41  Generic 91 81
Avg. Speed
223.582 MPH
Avg. Speed
223.442 MPH
 Avg. Speed
223.176 MPH

11:00a ET -- 33 drivers aren't just competing for a trophy and prize money, they are competing to join racing immortality. One driver will kiss the bricks and chug the milk after 500 grueling miles, but more importantly, he or she will join the likes of Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and the late Dan Wheldon to claim a spot on the Borg-Warner Trophy.

11:25a ET -- One year ago, a failed drug test sidelined AJ Allmendinger from the Penske Racing No. 22 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but team owner Roger Penske didn't give up on 'Dinger. Penske wanted to give him a well-deserved second chance. A second chance that would land him on the 2013 Indianapolis 500 grid.

We caught up with Allmendinger to chat about his return to stardom and what the Indy 500 means to him.

To hear from more drivers, click here.

Mario Andretti drives in The Indianapolis 500 on May 30th, 1969.

LAT Photographic

11:45a ET -- Drivers and crews are making their final preparations before green flag (12:12p ET). Tension is building!

11:58p ET -- Drivers have been called to their cars. We are just moments from the start of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy's Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet, leads the field at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26, 2013.

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12:03p ET -- Your pole-sitter, Ed Carpenter, climbing into his ride. Can he win one for the underdogs?

12:05p ET -- Amazing sight as the the runners of the Boston Marathon have finished their run on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway front stretch.

12:09p ET -- "Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!"

12:19p ET -- Green Flag! Ed Carpenter jumps out to an early lead.

12:21p ET -- Panther Racing's JR Hildebrand has wrecked on Lap 4. He got loose through Turn 1 while battling with James Hinchliffe. Heavy damage will end Hildebrand's race.

12:30p ET -- Rookie Marcos Munoz is making his first career start in an Indy car this weekend, but it's not his first time racing at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Munoz competed in the Indy Lights Freedom 100 on Friday, and the finish was one for the ages. Check it out..

12:50p ET -- Trouble in Turn 3 for Sebastian Saavedra as he spins and slams the outside wall. The young Colombian radios in, "someone is getting a huge penalty." He was referring to Pippa Mann.

1:00p ET -- Ed Carpenter leads the field back to green on Lap 44 of 200. Mario Andretti currently running second followed by Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan.

1:05p ET -- Marco Andretti moves past Ed Carpenter for the lead. The last time an Andretti has visited victory lane at Indy was in 1969 (Mario Andretti).

1:10p ET -- Caution No. 3 flies as Takuma Sato spins on the backstretch. The points leader was running in the top 10 at the time before losing control. No damage to his No. 14 Honda-powered machine.

1:20p ET -- Lap 70 Running Order: Ed Carpenter, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, Will Power, Marco Andretti, E.J. Viso, AJ Allmendinger, Helio Castroneves, James Hinchcliffe, Alex Tagliani.

1:27p ET -- 24th lead change: Penske Racing's Will Power moves past Tony Kanaan on lap 78. The record for lead changes in the Indy 500 is 34, which was set last year.

Dario Franchitti of Scotland, driver of the #10 Target CHip Ganassi Racing Honda, pits during the Indianpolis 500.

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1:35p ET -- 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski was on hand for the start of today's race. He's hopping on a plane and heading back to Charlotte for tonight's Coca-Cola 600 (Live on FOX - 5:30p ET).

1:41p ET -- AJ Allmendinger to the lead on Lap 98! Kanaan, Hunter-Reay, Viso, Andretti, Castroneves, Power, Tagliani, Carpenter are your top 10.

1:43p ET -- Halfway. Here's a quick recap of what has taken place:

• 28 Lead Changes

• 9 Different Leaders - AJ Allmendinger Currently Leads

• Fastest Lap - 225.954mph (AJ Allmendinger)

• Four Cars DNF - JR Hildebrand, Sebastian Saavedra, Buddy Lasier, Pippa Mann

1:51p ET -- Drama for Allmendinger as a loose seat belt forces him to pit road under green. He's now in 23rd, one lap down.

Chris Graythen / Getty Images

2:04p ET -- Andretti Autosport looking strong as we work lap 133. EJ Viso currently leads over teammates Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves round out top five.

Tony Kanaan

2:12p ET -- Allmendinger dives off to pit road for fuel and tires. He's currently on a different pit cycle than the leaders, but will be in prime position if the race stays green.

2:22p ET -- Another round of green flag pit stops underway at lap 151. It's crucial for the crew guys to be mistake-free as any hiccups are extremely costly during green flag stops.

2:30p ET -- Marco Andretti leads with 30 laps to go. Ryan Hunter-Reay looking stout in second with Tony Kanaan in third. Munoz, Allmendinger, Castroneves, Pagenaud, Carpenter, Servia and Sato round out the top 10.

2:35p ET -- Folks at Charlotte Motor Speedway are watching the Indianapolis 500 on the world's largest HDTV screen. Brilliant!

2:43p ET -- Final round of green flag stops complete. Kanaan cycles back to the lead with Hunter-Reay right on his rear quarter-panel. Andretti sits in third with Munoz in fourth.

2:47p ET -- 10 to go: Hunter-Reay, Kanaan, Munoz, Andretti, Wilson, Castroneves, Allmendinger, Franchitti, Pagenaud, Carpenter.

2:49p ET -- CAUTION! Graham Rahal loses control and slams the inside barrier with 7 to go.

2:53p ET -- Restart coming up with 4 to go. Hunter-Reay leads over Kanaan, Munoz, Andretti, Wilson, Castroneves, Allmendinger, Pagenaud, Franchitti and Kimball.

2:55p ET -- Tony Kanaan to the lead on the restart! TROUBLE! Dario Franchitti has wrecked, bringing out the caution. Looks as if this race will end under yellow.

2:58p ET -- It's official! Tony Kanaan is your 2013 Indianapolis 500 Champion. Marcos Munoz finishes second. Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Justin Wilson finish in the top five.

3:05p ET -- In Victory Lane, Kanaan mentioned the good luck charm Alex Zanardi handed him prior to the race. It's Zanardi's paracycling gold medal he won at the 2012 London Paralympics.

3:15p ET -- NASCAR drivers chimed in on Twitter to shower Kanaan with their congratulatory messages.

3:30p ET -- That's a wrap from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Thank you for joining us for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Unofficial Results:

1) Tony Kanaan

2) Carlos Munoz

3) Ryan Hunter-Reay

4) Marco Andretti

5) Justin Wilson

6) Helio Castroneves

7) A.J. Allmendinger

8) Simon Pagenaud

9) Charlie Kimball

10) Ed Carpenter

11) Oriol Servia

12) Ryan Briscoe

13) Takuma Sato

14) Scott Dixon

15) Ana Beatriz

16) Tristan Vautier

17) Simona de Silvestro

18) E.J. Viso

19) Will Power

20) James Jakes

21) James Hinchcliffe

22) Conor Daly

23) Dario Franchitti

24) Alex Tagliani

25) Graham Rahal

26) Katherine Legge

27) Townsend Bell

28) Josef Newgarden

29) Sebastien Bourdais

30) Pippa Mann

31) Buddy Lazier

32) Sebastian Saavedra

33) J.R. Hildebrand

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