Tag Archives: Indy 500 blackout

Indy 500 blackout lifted – you are welcome, Indiana!
May 29, 2021

During Indianapolis race fans’ darkest hour, kentsterling.com again rode heroically to the rescue by compelling the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to lift the local TV blackout of the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The Greatest Spectacle in Racing will be televised live in in Indianapolis for only the fifth time in its history because of the impassioned […]

With tickets limited and health concerns great, IMS must lift the local TV blackout
July 22, 2020

(Moments after this was published, it was announced the Indy 500 blackout has been lifted!  Thanks to the IMS folks for doing what is right.) One month from tomorrow, the Indianapolis 500 will be run in front of 25% of the normal crowd.  That’s because Covid-19 has made it unsafe for the typical crowd of […]

Top 10 reasons to celebrate the lifting of the live TV blackout of the Indy 500
May 25, 2016

The live local blackout of the Indianapolis 500 is stupid, and this year for the first time in 65 years, the powers that be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have acknowledged it. As readers of this list learned yesterday, the Indianapolis 500 is replete with arcane, nutty, and charming traditions that make it one of […]

Indianapolis 500 – Five ways to save the Greatest Spectacle in Racing
May 26, 2014

by Kent Sterling A stunningly good race, beautiful weather, and the closest thing to filled grandstands in years make a discussion about saving the Indianapolis 500 a wasteful exercise – or so the staff at 16th and Georgetown might think. Not me, not after spending a couple of previous Memorial Day weekends 230 miles away […]