WRTV to Air Indy 500 Live After Blackout Lifted

By Kevin Eck 

For only the third time since 1950 the Indianapolis 500 will be broadcast live in Central Indiana.

Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced they are lifting the local TV blackout, allowing ABC affiliate WRTV to air the race on Sunday, May 29. The blackout has been in place for 66 years.

WRTV says it will air Breakfast at the Brickyard pre-race coverage starting at 5 a.m. until ABC’s coverage begins at 11 a.m. WRTV will rebroadcast the race at 7 p.m. and again on Monday at 10 a.m.