Thursday, May 16, 2013

70 Hours of Indy 500 Programming on ESPN Classic

New and lasting memories will be made with the running of the 97th Indianapolis 500 on May 26th, but why not get tuned up for this year's race by reliving some of the great moments of the past?

The ESPN Classic network will air 70 hours of Indy 500-related programming, in the coming weeks, beginning on Tuesday May 21--complete schedule, below.

Take time out. Watch and enjoy.

--Chris

[ESPN release]
 
ESPN Classic Off to the Races with Indianapolis 500 Marathon
The ESPN Classic network will get race fans ready for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26, with a marathon of programming related to the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Beginning Tuesday, May 21, and continuing through Friday, May 24, ESPN Classic will air 70 hours of Indianapolis 500-related programming, including 60 hours of highlights of past races as well as episodes of the signature ESPN series SportsCentury.

The 2013 edition of the race will air live on ABC beginning at 11 a.m. ET on May 26.

After the race, ESPN Classic will feature more Indianapolis 500 programming on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 28-30, with races airing on their actual anniversary dates.

The schedule (all times Eastern):

Tuesday, May 21
Midnight -- 1992 Indy 500 (Al Unser Jr-1st win)
2 a.m. -- 1994 Indy 500 (Al Unser Jr-2nd win)
4 a.m. -- 2006 Indy 500 (Sam Hornish Jr)
7 a.m. -- 2000 Indy 500 (Juan Pablo Montoya)
9 a.m. -- SportsCentury: Tony Stewart
10 a.m. -- SportsCentury: Mario Andretti
11 a.m. -- 1977 Indy 500 (AJ Foyt-4th Win)
Noon -- 1989 Indy 500 (Emerson Fittipaldi-1st win)
2 p.m. -- 2011 Indy 500 (Dan Wheldon-2nd win)
4 p.m. -- 2006 Indy 500 (Sam Hornish Jr)
6 p.m. -- 1991 Indy 500 (Rick Mears-4th win)
8 p.m. -- 1999 Indy 500 (Kenny Brack)
10 p.m. -- 2005 Indy 500 (Dan Wheldon-1st win)
Wednesday, May 22
Midnight -- 1967 Indy 500 (AJ Foyt-3rd win)
1 a.m. -- 1977 Indy 500 (AJ Foyt-4th win)
2 a.m. -- 1981 Indy 500 (Bobby Unser-3rd win)
4 a.m. -- 1975 Indy 500 (Bobby Unser-2nd win)
8 a.m. -- SportsCentury: Mario Andretti
9 a.m. -- SportsCentury: AJ Foyt
8 p.m. -- 1992 Indy 500 (Al Unser Jr-1st Win)
Thursday, May 23
Midnight -- 1991 Indy 500 (Rick Mears-4th win)
2 a.m. -- 1988 Indy 500 (Rick Mears-3rd win & 25th Anniv in 2013)
4 a.m. -- 1984 Indy 500 (Rick Mears-2nd win)
7 a.m. -- 2001 Indy 500 (Helio Castroneves-1st win)
9 a.m. -- 2002 Indy 500 (Helio Castroneves-2nd win)
11 a.m. -- 2009 Indy 500 (Helio Castroneves-3rd win)
1 p.m. -- 2007 Indy 500 (Dario Franchitti-1st win)
3 p.m. -- 2010 Indy 500 (Dario Franchitti-2nd win)
5 p.m. -- 2012 Indy 500 (Dario Franchitti-3rd win)
Friday, May 24
Midnight -- 1998 Indy 500 (Eddie Cheever Jr – 15th Anniv on this date)
2 a.m. -- 1979 Indy 500 (Rick Mears-1st win)
3 a.m. -- SportsCentury: Rick Mears
4 a.m. -- 1967 Indy 500 (AJ Foyt-3rd win)
5 a.m. -- 1969 Indy 500 (Mario Andretti)
7 a.m. -- SportsCentury: AJ Foyt
8 a.m. -- SportsCentury: Rick Mears
9 a.m. -- SportsCentury: Al Unser Sr
10 a.m. -- 1978 Indy 500 (Al Unser Sr-2nd win & 35th Anniv in 2013)
Noon -- 2003 Indy 500 (Gil de Ferran – 10th Anniv in 2013)
2 p.m. -- 2008 Indy 500 (Scott Dixon – 5th Anniv in 2013)
4 p.m. -- 1998 Indy 500 (Eddie Cheever Jr – 15th Anniv on this date)
6 p.m. -- 1988 Indy 500 (Rick Mears-3rd win & 25th Anniv on this date)
Tuesday, May 28
35th Anniversary of Al Unser Sr’s third Indy 500 victory in 1978
10 a.m. -- SportsCentury: Al Unser Sr.
11 a.m. ---1978 Indy 500
1 p.m. -- SportsCentury: Al Unser Sr.
2 p.m. -- 1978 Indy 500
4 p.m. -- SportsCentury: Al Unser Sr.
5 p.m. -- 1978 Indy 500
7 p.m. -- SportsCentury: Al Unser Sr.
Wednesday, May 29
25th Anniversary of Rick Mears third Indy 500 victory in 1988
30th Anniversary of Tom Sneva’s victory in 1983
1 a.m. -- SportsCentury: Rick Mears
2 a.m. -- 1988 Indy 500 (Mears)
4 a.m. -- SportsCentury: Rick Mears
9 a.m. -- 1983 Indy 500 (Sneva)
Noon -- 1988 Indy 500 (Mears)
2 p.m. -- SportsCentury: Rick Mears
4 p.m. -- 1983 Indy 500 (Sneva)
6 p.m. -- 1988 Indy 500 (Mears)
8 p.m. -- SportsCentury: Rick Mears
Thursday, May 30
40th Anniversary of Gordon Johncock’s Indy 500 win in 1973 after rain shortened the race to 133 laps
20th Anniversary of Emerson Fittipaldi’s 2nd Indy 500 win in 1993
3 p.m. -- 1973 Indy 500 (Johncock)
5 p.m. -- 1993 Indy 500 (Fittipaldi)

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