Tag Archives: Indy 500 blackout

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 […]

Indy 500 – Top Five Best Traditions … and Top Five Worst
May 24, 2013

by Kent Sterling Today is Carb Day.  It features the final practice prior to the running of the 97th Indianapolis 500.  RVs and tents pop up in the Coke Lot and at the corner of Camp and Brew.  A middling rock band plays for thousands of way overserved knuckleheads – this year it’s Poison.  And […]