Indy 500 Diary - Day 3: Thousands gather for annual parade

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Soaked in sun: Downtown Indianapolis.

THE SUN IS OUT…AGAIN

The sun shined once again in Indianapolis on Saturday and hundreds of thousands of racegoers will be hoping for more of the same come Sunday’s Indy 500.

Thousands of people lined the city’s streets for the traditional pre-race parade – centering on the theme of ‘Accelerating the American Spirit’.

The event of course marks the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ but also honours men and women who have served the United States (Memorial Weekend).

It was a brilliant atmosphere as 14 bands marched and performed side-by-side with a procession of floats and helium balloons, which all had a motorsport theme.

Hundreds of volunteers were involved in the procession as people gathered along Pennsylvania and Meridian Streets.

See below for a glimpse of the action:

LEGENDS DAY AND CONCERTS

In another pre-Indy 500 tradition, Saturday saw legendary drivers of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway circuit meet fans for autograph and memorabilia sessions before the fourth annual Legends Day concert – featuring multi-platinum selling and award-winning artist Keith Urban.

HOW TO WATCH THE ACTION UNFOLD IN THE UAE…

The race begins at 12.19pm local time (8.19pm UAE time) in Indianapolis on Sunday May 28.

The Indy 500 will be available for viewing on ESPN.

Sport360.com will also have full coverage of the race across our channels.

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