IMS lifts local TV blackout on Indianapolis 500
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) has lifted a local television blackout on the 100th Indianapolis 500, according to RTV6.
This year will be the first time since 1950 that the race will be available to watch for the entire state of Indiana. The decision comes weeks after the IMS announced it had sold out the venue, the first sellout at least the past 20 years, according to ESPN.
The race will air on RTV6, a local ABC affiliate, at 11 a.m. and then re-air in the evening.
Total attendance at the race will be about 350,000, which is expected to be about 70,000 to 100,000 more spectators than last year, according to Mark Miles, the CEO of Hulman & Company, which owns the track.
Colombian star Juan Pablo Montoya is looking to win his third Indy 500 and become the first repeat winner since Helio Castroneves.