Indy 500 will begin earlier

February 22, 2011

There will be an earlier-than-normal start time for the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that the signature race will be moved up from 1 p.m. to noon on May 29. The 1 p.m. start time was believed to hinder some stock car drivers who wanted to compete in both the 500 and NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C., later in the day.