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ESPN and ABC have a long history of televising IndyCar racing, including airing the Indianapolis 500 on ABC every year since 1965. ABC will air the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2017, the 53rd consecutive year the race has aired on the network, one of the longest-running active relationships between a sporting event and a television network.
ABC also has aired races in the Verizon IndyCar Series every year since the formation of the series in 1996.
From legendary names such as Foyt, Andretti, Unser and Rutherford to current stars such as Power, Hunter-Reay, Castroneves, Rossi and Dixon, the long history of American open-wheel racing continues on ABC.
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ABC’s telecast of the 100th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29, will now air live across the entire United States with this morning’s announcement by Indianapolis Motor Speedway of the first complete sellout in the history of the iconic event.
With a record 100 cameras in use, ABC will televise the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29 at 11 a.m. ET.
The 2016 season for the Verizon IndyCar Series will launch Sunday, March 13, with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Fla.) in one of auto racing’s most picturesque settings. ABC will have a live telecast of the event at 12:30 p.m. ET
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