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Indy 500 Blog: The latest race day happenings

Posted: 4:44 AM, May 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-26 21:51:03Z
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It's race day! Whether you're headed to the track or watching from home, here are the latest happenings from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

And that's a wrap for our live blog today. You can catch our latest Indianapolis 500 coverage, galleries, and more here.

Until next year, Indianapolis...

2019 Indianapolis 500

4:10 p.m.
Video from IMS:

3:59 p.m.
Unofficial results:

  1. Simon Pagenaud
  2. Alexander Rossi
  3. Takuma Sato
  4. Josef Newgarden
  5. Will Power

3:58 p.m.
Simon Pagenaud wins the Indianapolis 500. More information on the results coming soon...

3:56 p.m.
Here are the latest standings with three laps to go:
Here are the latest standings with three laps to go:

  1. Simon Pagenaud
  2. Alexander Rossi
  3. Takuma Sato
  4. Josef Newgarden
  5. Ed Carpenter

3:52 p.m.
7 laps to go and Simon Pagenaud is still in the lead.
7 laps to go and Simon Pagenaud is still in the lead.
3:50 p.m.
10 laps to go and Simon Pagenaud is in the lead.
10 laps to go and Simon Pagenaud is in the lead.
3:48 p.m.
And we have a green flag. 13 laps to go...
And we have a green flag. 13 laps to go...
3:41 p.m.
There is still a yellow flag with 17 laps to go.
There is still a yellow flag with 17 laps to go.
3:40 p.m.
Here are the latest standings with 17 laps to go:
Here are the latest standings with 17 laps to go:

  1. Alexander Rossi
  2. Simon Pagenaud
  3. Ed Carpenter
  4. Josef Newgarden
  5. Takuma Sato

3:37 p.m.
The yellow flag is back out
The yellow flag is back out
3:27 p.m.
Traffic update for those leaving IMS from IMPD:

3:16 p.m.
Graham Rahal, Felix Rosenqvist, Sebastein Bourdais, Zach Veach and Charles Kendall were involved in the crash.
Graham Rahal, Felix Rosenqvist, Sebastein Bourdais, Zach Veach and Charles Kendall were involved in the crash.
3:15 p.m.
The red flag is out.
The red flag is out.
3:13 p.m.
At least four cars were involved in crash. More information coming soon.
At least four cars were involved in crash. More information coming soon.
3:10 p.m.
Multi-car crash in lap 178
Multi-car crash in lap 178
3:07 p.m.
Current standings with 25 laps to go:
Current standings with 25 laps to go:

  1. Will Power
  2. Takuma Sato
  3. Spencer Pigot
  4. Jack Harvey
  5. Santino Ferrucci

3 p.m.
We are all thankful the rain has stayed away.

2:50 p.m.
The green flag is back out and there are less than 50 laps left. Here are the latest standings:
The green flag is back out and there are less than 50 laps left. Here are the latest standings:

  1. Simon Pagenaud
  2. Ed Carpenter
  3. Josef Newgarden
  4. Sebastien Bourdais
  5. Conor Daly

2:41 p.m.
Marcus Ericsson spun out in the pits before the yellow flag was out. Alexander Rossi had an issue with fueling during a pit stop and was visibly upset.
Marcus Ericsson spun out in the pits before the yellow flag was out. Alexander Rossi had an issue with fueling during a pit stop and was visibly upset.
2:38 p.m.
Kyle Kaiser spoke with the media after crashing (part 2/2):
Kyle Kaiser spoke with the media after crashing (part 2/2):

Kyle Kaiser speaks to the media after crashing during the Indianapolis 500 (part 2)

2:35 p.m.
A yellow flag has been issued after an incident in the pits.
A yellow flag has been issued after an incident in the pits.
2:33 p.m.
Kyle Kaiser spoke with the media after crashing (part 1/2):
Kyle Kaiser spoke with the media after crashing (part 1/2):

Kyle Kaiser speaks to the media after crashing during the Indianapolis 500

2:30 p.m.
With less than 75 laps to go, here are the latest standings:
With less than 75 laps to go, here are the latest standings:

  1. Alexander Rossi
  2. Ed Carpenter
  3. Josef Newgarden
  4. Sebastien Bourdais
  5. Conor Daly

2:25 p.m.
In case anyone was wondering what's happening in the Snake Pit...
In case anyone was wondering what's happening in the Snake Pit...

Snake Pit half-way through the 2019 Indianapolis 500

2:17 p.m.
Just thinking about driving this fast makes us nervous.

2:08 p.m.
We are half-way done with the race and just finished lap 103. Here are the latest standings:
We are half-way done with the race and just finished lap 103. Here are the latest standings:

  1. Josef Newgarden
  2. Alexander Rossi
  3. Sebastien Bourdais
  4. Conor Daly
  5. Scott Dixon

2:05 p.m.
Chris Minot, a tire changer for #42 Jordan King is being transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital for treatment for unknown injuries.
Chris Minot, a tire changer for #42 Jordan King is being transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital for treatment for unknown injuries.
1:54 p.m.
The green flag is back out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The green flag is back out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
1:44 p.m.
Kyle Kaiser has crashed into the wall and a yellow flag has been issued.
Kyle Kaiser has crashed into the wall and a yellow flag has been issued.
1:39 p.m.
Here's the latest from our team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway....

1:37 p.m.
We are on lap 67 of 200 and here are the top 5:
We are on lap 67 of 200 and here are the top 5:

  1. Ed Carpenter
  2. Will Power
  3. Josef Newgarden
  4. Alexander Rossi
  5. Sebastien Bourdais

1:24 p.m.
We are on lap 49 out of 26 and here are the top 5:
We are on lap 49 out of 26 and here are the top 5:

  1. Simon Pagenaud
  2. Will Power
  3. Ed Carpenter
  4. Josef Newgarden
  5. Alexander Rossi

12:59 p.m.
The green flag is back out.
The green flag is back out.
12:54 p.m.
Lots of alcohol left at the entrance of IMS

12:53 p.m.
Colton Herta is experiencing some car issues and there is a yellow flag.
Colton Herta is experiencing some car issues and there is a yellow flag.
12:49 p.m.
The 103rd annual Indianapolis 500 is officially underway!
The 103rd annual Indianapolis 500 is officially underway!
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11:42 a.m.
Packed house in the green room at the track.
Arguably the greatest Green Bay Packers player of all time has passed away.
Arguably the greatest Green Bay Packers player of all time has passed away.
10:45 a.m.
A British man is walking from downtown Indianapolis to the track after his tour group left without him this morning. Kara Kenney caught up with him along a backed up 16th Street.
A British man is walking from downtown Indianapolis to the track after his tour group left without him this morning. Kara Kenney caught up with him along a backed up 16th Street.

British man walks to IMS from downtown Indy

10:28 a.m.
Matt Damon is on the Indy 500 Red Carpet!


10:10 a.m.
We have a little over two hours until the race is scheduled to start.
We have a little over two hours until the race is scheduled to start.


The Indiana National Guard and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are hosting a departure ceremony for 600 soldiers who are getting ready for a deployment to the Middle East. Thank you for your service!
10:05 a.m.
The Indiana National Guard and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are hosting a departure ceremony for 600 soldiers who are getting ready for a deployment to the Middle East. Thank you for your service!

9:40 a.m.
Traffic continues to be heavy this Race Day at 16th and Riverside.
9:40 a.m.
Traffic continues to be heavy this Race Day at 16th and Riverside.

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9:19 a.m.
Members of the Indiana National Guard are gathering at the track in advance of a special deployment ceremony. The troops are getting ready for an overseas deployment.


Members of the Indiana National Guard are gathering at the track in advance of a special deployment ceremony. The troops are getting ready for an overseas deployment.
8:50 a.m.
Never been to the Indy 500 Snake Pit? Take a look:
8:50 a.m.
Never been to the Indy 500 Snake Pit? Take a look:
7:56 a.m.
Crowds are starting to fill the Speedway. Take a look at photos of the Indy 500 festivities!
7:56 a.m.
Photo Gallery: 2019 Indianapolis 500

7:39 a.m.
A view of traffic leading to the track. If you're headed out, allow yourself some extra time.
7:39 a.m.
A view of traffic leading to the track. If you're headed out, allow yourself some extra time.

7:20 a.m.

7:20 a.m.
7:10 a.m.

7:10 a.m.
7 a.m.

7 a.m.
6:54 a.m.

6:54 a.m.
6:37 a.m.

6:37 a.m.

6:15 am.
Speedway police with a message about traffic restrictions:
6:15 am.

6:02 a.m.
The gates are open!
6:02 a.m.

5:45 a.m.
A look from RTV6's Tanner Ethridge at some of that famous Race Day traffic.

A look from RTV6's Tanner Ethridge at some of that famous Race Day traffic.
5:21 a.m.
RTV6's Paris Lewbel is out at the track where IMS is warning people to seek shelter due to weather:
5:21 a.m.

5:10 a.m.
Take the hassle out of getting to the Indy 500 with the Race Day Shuttle:
5:10 a.m.

Buy your air-conditioned Race Day shuttle service from @INDairport on-site today to take the hassle out of parking!

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— Indianapolis Motor Speedway (@IMS) May 26, 2019

5 a.m.
RTV6 is live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Watch our live show, Breakfast at the Brickyard, in the player below:
5 a.m.
RTV6 is live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Watch our live show, Breakfast at the Brickyard, in the player below:

4:45 a.m.
WEATHER ALERT DAY: We are seeing some severe thunderstorm watches and warnings off to the northwest of Indianapolis around Lafayette. That system is moving east into central Indiana. Looks like our best chances of showers and storms will be this morning... with a brief lull midday around 10 and 11 am until about 2 or 3 pm. Then we'll see that instability and storm potential again this afternoon. See the full forecast here.
4:45 a.m.
4:40 a.m.
In case you missed it, here's the schedule of events for race day:
4:40 a.m.
5 a.m. Parking lots open
6 a.m. Speedway gates open
7 a.m. Snakepit concerts begin
8 a.m. Pre-race events begin on track with Parade of Bands
9:30 a.m. Celebrity red carpet at Pagoda Plaza
11 a.m. Indianapolis 500 winning drivers laps
11:26 a.m. Mario Andretti car lap
12:01 p.m. Introduction of drivers
12:23 p.m. God Bless America
12:26 p.m. National Anthem followed by flyover
12:36 p.m. Back Home Again in Indiana
12:38 p.m. Drivers Start Your Engines!
12:45 p.m. Start of race
12:38 p.m. Drivers Start Your Engines!
12:45 p.m. Start of race