Ratings are down for the Indy 500. You get it. Cars go around a track at high speeds for a few hours, and then some dude in a heat suit chugs a bottle of milk at the finish line. Been there, done that; what’s on HBO?

Here are the things you don’t know: The 105th running of the Indy 500 – at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 30 – has all the family drama you’d find on Prodigal Son. Young guns carrying on their family legacy are just part of the reason to watch America’s most famous car race. 

Check out the 2022 Indy 500 Watch Guide


Pato O’Ward, Álex Palou, shake up the race