The Indianapolis 500
On Sunday, May 27, 2012, it’s the 96th edition of the Indianapolis 500.
The event may have a somber tone to it, given that last year’s winner, Dan Wheldon, died last October from injuries suffered in a race in Las Vegas. Click here for a review of the history and traditions of the Indy 500.
Aussie Ryan Briscoe won the pole position for this year’s event by the closest margin ever – just 0.0023 of a second – so small that runner-up James Hinchcliffe said it could have been caused by “a gust of wind [or] a shadow over a corner that changes.”
Pre-race festivities begin in earnest at 11 am, which is when Tempest Bar will open for the day. The riders will be introduced at 11:30 am, and the Indy 500 begins at noon NYC time.
See the full schedule of events for Indy 500 week and race day.
Tempest Bar will be the best bar in NYC to watch the Indy 500. We have many large-screen TVs and will have the sound turned up on several of them. We offer the best beer prices in midtown Manhattan, and welcome you to bring in your own food. We have several outstanding takeout eateries nearby, including the Gardenia Deli across the street and NY Pizza Suprema a few doors down.