Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Indy 500 schedule shows the Indy car race just hours away. As with the Daytona 500 stock cars, the Kentucky Derby in horse racing, and the Boston Marathon among marathons, the Indianapolis 500 is the pre-eminent race in its genre.

Sunday, May 30, 2010, is the 94th running of the Indy 500. Despite the fact that the race itself doesn't start for hour yet, there's a full Indy 500 schedule of events.

Billed as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," the official attendance of the Indy 500 has not ever been disclosed by Speedway management. However, the permanent seating capacity of the track is more than 257,000 people. Including possible infield seating, capacity is further raised to an approximate 400,000.

While this is the 94th running of the Indy 500, this will be the first time that Indy cars will add an"overtake button," or "push-to-pass." This is not a new concept, but it is new for Indy 500 racing.

"Push-to-pass" gives cars an 8-second 5-20 horsepower power boost for the engine. Each driver is allowed to use the so-called "overtake button," which activates the feature, up to 15 times during the race.


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