Live Blog: Sights and Sounds From The Indianapolis 500
By Shake and Bake Crew
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10:30a ET -- Welcome to FOX Sports.com'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 IndyCar.com:
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.
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.
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.