ESPN Classic to Feature Indianapolis 500 Programming May 21-25

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ESPN Classic to Feature Indianapolis 500 Programming May 21-25

May 17, 2011

ESPN Classic to Feature Indianapolis 500 Programming May 21-25

With the 96th Indianapolis 500 airing live on ABC on Sunday, May 27, at 11 a.m. ET, ESPN Classic will feature a marathon of Indy 500-related programming in the week leading up to the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

The programming will include airings of highlights from the past four decades as well as episodes of ESPN Classic’s signature program SportCentury featuring Indy 500 personalities. In addition, the following week, ESPN Classic will celebrate Indy 500 races that fall on anniversary dates, including A.J. Foyt’s third and fourth Indy 500 wins.

The full schedule on ESPN Classic (all times Eastern):

May 21

10am SportsCentury: Tony Stewart

11am 1979 Indy 500 (Rick Mears)

Noon 1996 Indy 500 (Buddy Lazier)

2pm 1997 Indy 500 (Arie Luyendyk)

4pm 1999 Indy 500 (Kenny Brack)

6pm 2006 Indy 500 (Sam Hornish Jr)

May 22

1am 1967 Indy 500 (A.J. Foyt)

2am 1969 Indy 500 (Mario Andretti)

3am 1981 Indy 500 (Bobby Unser)

9am SportsCentury: Mario Andretti

10am 1969 Indy 500 (Mario Andretti)

11am 2000 Indy 500 (Juan Pablo Montoya)

1pm 2001 Indy 500 (Helio Castroneves)

3pm 2002 Indy 500 (Helio Castroneves)

5pm 2009 Indy 500 (Helio Castroneves)

7pm 2005 Indy 500 (Dan Wheldon)

10pm 2011 Indy 500 (Dan Wheldon)

May 23

1am 1980 Indy 500 (Johnny Rutherford)

3am 1983 Indy 500 (Tom Sneva)

10am SportsCentury: Rick Mears

11am 1984 Indy 500 (Rick Mears)

1pm 1988 Indy 500 (Rick Mears)

3pm 1991 Indy 500 (Rick Mears)

5pm 1986 Indy 500 (Bobby Rahal)

7pm 2010 Indy 500 (Dario Franchitti)

May 24

1am 1987 Indy 500 (Al Unser Sr) – 25th Anniversary

3am 1992 Indy 500 (Al Unser Jr) – 20th Anniversary

9am 1970 Indy 500 (Al Unser Sr)

10am 1971 Indy 500 (Al Unser Sr)

Noon 1978 Indy 500 (Al Unser Sr)

2pm SportsCentury: Al Unser Sr

3pm 1987 Indy 500 (Al Unser Sr) – 25th Anniversary

5pm 1992 Indy 500 (Al Unser Jr) – 20th Anniversary

May 25

Midnight 1997 Indy 500 (Arie Luyendyk) – 15th Anniversary

2am 1989 Indy 500 (Emerson Fittipaldi)

4am 2003 Indy 500 (Gil de Ferran)

9am SportsCentury: Rick Mears

10am SportsCentury: A.J. Foyt

5pm 2008 Indy 500 (Scott Dixon)

May 29 – 35th Anniversary of A.J. Foyt’s fourth Indy 500 win

Midnight, 2am, 10am, Noon, 10pm – SportsCentury: A.J. Foyt

1am, 11am, 8pm and 11pm – 1977 Indy 500

May 30 – 30th Anniversary of Gordon Johncock’s Indy 500 win

1am & 6:30pm – 1982 Indy 500

May 31 – 45th Anniversary of A.J. Foyt’s third Indy 500 win

1am, 3am, 6pm – 1967 Indy 500

2am & 5pm – SportsCentury: A.J. Foyt

 

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Media Contact: Andy Hall, 386-492-2246 or [email protected]

Andy Hall

I’m part of a team that handles PR/Communications for SportsCenter, including the SC Featured brand, and ESPN’s news platforms. In addition, I’m the PR contact for ESPN’s coverage of golf (the Masters), motorsports (Formula 1), and the sports betting program Daily Wager. I’m based in Daytona Beach, Fla., and have been with ESPN since 2006.
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