Start your engines! The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on May 29 and race fans are excited for every heart-pounding second. This IndyCar race is going to be all kinds of epic and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see it! Click to watch.
It’s time to rev up the RPMs and put the milk on ice because it’s time for the Indy 500! 33 of the best racers in the world will compete in one of the world’s most famous races. Which IndyCar star will walk away the champion, leaving the rest eating their dust?
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The action will kick off from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29 when grand marshal Florence Henderson, 82, of The Brady Bunch, will tell the drivers to head to their cars. Mari Hulman George, 81, an Indiana philanthropist, will give the starting command. Captain Kirk himself, Chris Pine, 35, will wave the green flag to kick it into high gear. It all goes down at 12:00 P.M. EST so get ready for some incredible racing!
This could possibly be the most competitive Indy 500 in the race’s 100-year history. Will Power, 35, (yes, that’s his real name) is considered the favorite, according to Bleacher Report, with defending Indy 500 champion Juan Pablo Montoya, 40, and Simon Pagenaud, 32, are also top contenders. Be like Juan Pablo and get your own die-cast Indy car here.
Simon has already won three races during this IndyCar Season, according to Jalopnik. It doesn’t actually hurt that he looks like Jean Girard, Sacha Baron Cohen’s, 44, character from Talladega Nights. There won’t be any Ricky Bobbys in the linue, but Simon will have his hands full with the drivers like Helio Castroneves, 41, and Scott Dixon, 35.
Tony Kannan, 41, topped the speed chart during the final practice on May 27, according to the Los Angeles Times. The veteran racer won the Indy 500 in 2013 after 11 failed attempts. He’s looking to take his second victory in Indianapolis, saying “I’m very happy with my race car. We can do this. We’re ready to go.”
Tony will start 18th in the 33-car field. James Hinchliffe has scored the pole position, according to NJ.com, with Josef Newgarden, 25, in the second starting position. Juan Pablo will be right in front of Tony, starting 17th, as he tried to pull a Drake, 29, and go “back-to-back.” Will he do it?
Are you thrilled for the Indy 500, HollywoodLifers? Who do you think is going to win?