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Indianapolis 500 to air live on WTHR

The Indy 500 will air on live television in Indianapolis for only the fourth time
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Crews work in pit row during the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29, 2016. The 2016 race was the last Indy 500 to air live in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — The 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will air live on WTHR on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020.

Traditionally, the live race has been blacked out in the Indianapolis television market with few exceptions.

The race was broadcast live in 2016 when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced a sellout for the 100th running of the race.

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Indianapolis race fans were also able to watch the race live on broadcast television in 1949 and 1950.

The race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.