Indy 500 Race Day Greeting
SPEEDWAY, IN - RIS - Welcome to RIS' coverage of the 102nd Indianapolis 500-Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hometown driver Ed Carpenter will pilot his Ed Carpenter Racing Fuzzy's Chevrolet from the pole position. This was Carpenter's third Indy 500 pole.
Six past winners are entered in today's race.
Helio Castroneves continues his quest for a record-tying fourth "500" win.
The weather forecast is for extreme heat and could set the record for the highest temperature on record.
Stay tuned as RIS brings you the sights and sounds of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
Dave Chess has been writing for RIS since the late 1980s during the CompuServe days. His work has also appeared in Auto Week magazine, Chicago Gearhead News newspaper, ATA airlines in-flight magazine, National Speed Sport News and on many websites.