Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Visor Cam' to Spice Indy 500 Coverage

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Visor Cam' to Spice Indy 500 Coverage

Article excerpt

It's dubbed "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," and it also could be called "The ABC Staple." That's because the network is set to show the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, the 53rd consecutive year it televises auto racing's most famous event.

Coverage is set to start at 10 a.m., with the green flag scheduled to be waved about an hour and 15 minutes later.

ABC plans to use its "visor cam" technology live for the first time during the 500, as a small camera is to be attached to the helmets of drivers Graham Rahal and Josef Newgarden.

A statement from the network says the cameras "will provide a unique view from the perspective of the driver and a true portrayal of how it feels to be inside the car, allowing fans to see how G forces move the driver's head and body around and how wind and bumps affect the car."

More traditional-style cameras are to be in 12 of the 33 cars competing.

Allen Bestwick has the play-by-play, working alongside analysts Scott Goodyear and Eddie Cheever. Pit reporters are Jon Beekhuis, Rick DeBruhl and Dr. …

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