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LIVE BLOG: 2021 Indianapolis 500

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Posted at 6:00 AM, May 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-30 16:38:02-04

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.

4:12 p.m.

Victory is his! Castroneves kisses the bricks at IMS for the fourth time.

3:27 p.m.

Helio Castroneves wins the 2021 Indianapolis 500! His fourth win!

3:25 p.m.

3:22 p.m.

5 laps to go! Here's who's leading...but who's going to win?!

1. Palou
2. Castroneves
3. O'Ward
4. Pagenaud
5. Carpenter

3:18 p.m.

Lap 190! The end of the race is inching closer! Here's who is leading:

1. Rosenqvist
2. Sato
3. Hildebrand
4. Castroneves
5. O'Ward

3:15 p.m.

With only 15 laps to go, here's who is leading the pack:

1. Rosenqvist
2. Hildebrand
3. Sato
4. Palou
5. Castroneves

3:08 p.m.

3:08 p.m.

Lap 175 of 200! Here who's leading:

1. Pagenaud
2. Karam
3. Montoya
4. Kanaan
5. Ferrucci

3:04 p.m.

2:50 p.m.

We're on lap 150 of 200 and getting closer to the end! Here who's in the lead:

1. Castroneves
2. O'Ward
3. Pagenaud
4. Sato
5. Power

2:22 p.m.

Graham Rahal crashes coming out of pit row on lap 119. No other cars were hit.

2:07 p.m.

We're on lap 100 of 200. Halfway there! Here who's in the lead:

1. Daly
2. VeeKay
3. O'Ward
4. Hunter-Reay
5. Herta

2:06 p.m.

Fun fact: With approximately 135,000 fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway right now, this is the largest crowd at any sporting event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


1:37 p.m.

Conor Daly takes the lead.

1:20 p.m.

Scott Dixon runs into issues. He gets lapped.

1:11 p.m.

The yellow flag is out after an incident involving Stefan Wilson.

1:04 p.m.

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Milo Ventimiglia waves the green flag.

12:30 p.m.

The first of two U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets from the 187th Fighter Wing flyovers.

12:15 p.m.

Military Appreciation March and Address

Military appreciation at the 2021 Indy 500.

10:29 a.m.

Actor Milo Ventimiglia will wave the green flag to start the race and Jimmie Allen will sing the national anthem ahead of the race! They met before their festivities begin.

10:25 a.m.

Mayor Joe Hogsett talks with WRTV.

Mayor Hogsett at 2021 Indy 500

10:20 a.m.

The happenings of pit row are rumblin' and tumblin'.

10:10 a.m.

Marion County Health Department Director Dr. Virginia Caine talks with WRTV about contact-tracing, making sure the 2021 Indy 500 is not a super-spreader event and how proud she is of Indianapolis.

Dr. Virginia Caine at 2021 Indy 500

9:20 a.m.

Spotted: Donatello

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8:30 a.m.

All cars enter the Pit Lane.

8:09 a.m.

Bacon and veggies on Race Day

Breakfast at the Brickyard: Bacon and veggies on Race Day

7:47 a.m.

Former WRTV Sports Director Dave Furst talking with WRTV Sports Journalist Brad Brown!

7:37 a.m.

How early is too early for a beer?

2021 Indy 500: 'How early is too early to have a beer?'

7:30 a.m.

Fans are arriving!


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7:14 a.m.

The Gordon Pipers are making their way to the Pagoda Plaza!

6:20 a.m.

WRTV's Lauren Casey (left) and Rafael Sanchez (right).

WRTV Real-Time Editor Andrew Smith sends in the first images from IMS. Check them out in our 2021 Indianapolis 500 gallery.

5:50 a.m.

WRTV goes live from Breakfast at the Brickyard. Viewers can watch us live until 11 a.m. on Roku, Fire, Apple and Android TV, plus, the WRTV Facebook page and the WRTV YouTube page.

WRTV will be inside and outside IMS, bringing you interviews and much more from the track.

4:46 a.m.

The WRTV crew arrives at IMS.