Live blog: Indianapolis 500 – the first few laps

Published 12:26 pm Sunday, May 29, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS – As one would expect, there are plenty of celebrities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.

Outside of those who were part of the opening ceremonies, here are some of the celebrities on hand today:

Actors Chris McDonald, Jamie Hector, Tim Daly; sports figures Tito Ortiz, Marshall Faulk, Fuzzy Zoeller and Jerry Rice; television personalities Kathy Ireland and Jillian Michaels; along with country singer Kellie Pickler.

Scott Dixon led the first six laps of the Indianapolis 500 before pole sitter Alex Tagliani took the lead.

There are four women in the field for the 100th race and there position after 10 laps were Danica Patrick (23), Ana Beatriz (28), Pippa Mann (30) and Simona De Silvestro (33).