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Party Time: Indy 500 is biggest sporting event of pandemic

Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, waves to fans during qualifications for the Indianapolis...
Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, waves to fans during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)(Darron Cummings | AP)
Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 8:39 PM MDT
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis 500 will open its gates to 135,000 spectators on Sunday for the largest sporting event since the start of the pandemic.

Its about 40% of attendance and leaves 100,000 empty seats in the permanent grandstands. Scott Dixon will start from the pole alongside two of IndyCar’s rising stars. Colton Herta is a 21-year-old budding American star and Rinus Veekay at 20 is IndyCar’s most recent winner.

The race includes nine former Indy 500 winners but a changing of the guard toward younger drivers has made a new winner a real possibility.

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5/28/2021 1:23:45 PM (GMT -6:00)