Indy 500 Live Stream: Where to Watch Danica Patrick’s Final Attempt to Win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Danica Patrick will line up on the starting grid for the final time in her career on Sunday, when she takes part in the 2018 Indianapolis 500.

GettyImages-920077952 Danica Patrick during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2018. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Patrick, who in 2005 became the first female to lead at Indianapolis, will start in Row 3. She qualified seventh in what is her first IndyCar race since 2011.

The 36-year-old has finished six of her seven starts at Indianapolis and all of them have been Top 10 results.

“Qualifying at Indy is a thing,” Patrick wrote in an Instagram post. “It’s special. Stressful. Rewarding. Depressing. Scary. Easy. Fast. It can change from day to day. Lap to lap. Year to year. You just never know [...] so I don’t take the good days for granted.”

Here is everything you need to know ahead of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” which incidentally this year takes place just a few hours after the end of Monaco’s F1 Grand Prix.

Where can I watch the race live?

According to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway website, the command for the 33 drivers to start their engines will take place at 12:12 p.m. EDT on Sunday, with the race set to begin at 12:19 p.m. EDT.

ABC will be airing the spectacle this year, with the pre-race coverage set to begin at 11 a.m. EDT. The race will also be available online on ESPN Player and on IndyCar's website.

Who is in pole position?

Ed Carpenter, Patrick’s teammate, has clinched pole position for the third consecutive year and will be joined in the front row by Simon Pagenaud and Will Power.

Takuma Sato, last year’s winner, will start in 16th place, while Helio Castroneves will line up in eight place alongside Patrick. The 43-year-old Brazilian is one of just five drivers to have won the Indy 500 in back-to-back years and he is hoping to become only the fourth driver in history to triumph on the Indianapolis oval four times.

2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will start in 10th place, while Marco Andretti, the third generation of the Andretti racing dynasty, will begin the race in 12th.

Who is the favorite?

According to Odds Shark, Alexander Rossi is the favorite to triumph on Sunday. The 26-year-old won the Indy 500 in 2016 and is 8/1 to repeat the feat this weekend, while Castroneves starts the race as second favorite at 10/1.

Power and Josef Newgarden, who will start third and fourth respectively, are also 10/1, while pole-sitter Carpenter is a 12/1 shot as are Ryan Huter-Reay, Scott Dixon and Sebastian Bourdais.

The latter suffered a horrific crash last year that resulted in a serious hip and pelvic injury, but was impressive in qualifying and will start from the fifth spot on the grid.

Meanwhile, a fairytale ending for Patrick looks unlikely as she starts as 25/1 outsider.

 

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