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How to watch 2024 Indy 500 pole qualifying Sunday on NBC and Peacock

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The 33-car field for the 108th running of the Indy 500 will be finalized on Sunday, May 19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Coverage will begin at noon ET on Peacock with a two-hour practice for the 12 cars that advanced to the second round of qualifying and the four cars fighting for the final three spots on the grid.

NBC and Peacock will have qualifying coverage from 3 to 6 p.m. ET, beginning with Fast 12 qualifying at 3:05 p.m. ET to set spots 7 to 12 (Rows 3 and 4).

CLASSIFICATION FORMAT: Click here for a graphical representation of how the 33-car field is set up.

Last Chance Qualifying will begin at 4:15 pm ET with Marcus Ericsson, Katherine Legge, Graham Rahal and Nolan Siegel (one driver will be eliminated and will not qualify for the Indy 500).

The Firestone Fast Six will begin at 5:25 p.m. ET and the fastest driver will earn the pole position for the 108th Indy 500.

NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson will be among the 12 drivers eligible for the pole position. The Hendrick Motorsports star secured a spot to ensure he becomes the fifth driver to race the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.

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Indy 500 Qualifying, Day 1: Kyle Larson makes the race with a shot at the pole; Graham Rahal in danger

Day 1 of qualifying for the 108th Indy 500 has concluded at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The other 11 drivers who are in the Fast 12: Will Power, Scott McLaughlin, Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Kyle Kirkwood, Felix Rosenqvist, Santino Ferrucci, Takuma Sato, Pato O’Ward, Rinus VeeKay and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Positions 13 to 30 were secured during the first day of qualifying.

Schedule for Sunday, May 19 (all times are ET)

12:00 to 14:00 hours: Fast 12 and Last Row Shootout Car Practice (Peacock)
3:05 p.m.: Quick Rating 12 (NBC, Peacock)
16:15: Last Chance Rating (NBC, Peacock)
17:25: Firestone Fast Six (NBC, Peacock)


WINNER DEFENDING POLO: Alex Palou, the defending series champion who won his second points title last year. Palou will make his fifth Indy 500 start this year, having finished a career-best second in 2021 and fourth in 2023.

CLASSIFICATION FORMAT: Drivers complete four laps around the 2.5-mile oval and the best average speed wins pole position.

QUALIFICATION RECORD, ONE LAP: Arie Luyendyk, 237.498 mph (37.895 seconds), May 12, 1996

QUALIFICATION RECORD, FOUR LAP AVERAGE: Arie Luyendyk, 236.986 mph (2 minutes, 31.908 seconds), May 12, 1996

TURBO: Available only for “Fast Friday” practice and qualifying on Saturday and Sunday, IndyCar teams will have approximately 100 more horsepower at their disposal with the increased turbo for the Chevrolet and Honda engines. That will produce average speeds of around 235 mph over four laps.

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All the pertinent details and information you need for the 108th Indianapolis 500 on May 26.

Complete broadcast schedule for the remainder of qualifying, practice and the 108th Indy 500 on NBC, Peacock and Universo (all times ET):




Time (ET)

Saturday May 18

Indy 500 practice


8:30-9:30 a.m.

Full field qualifying for Indy 500


11 a.m.-5:50 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Indy 500 Top 12 and last chance practice



Indy 500 Top 12, last chance and Fast Six classification

NBC, peacock

3-6 p.m.

Monday, May 20

Indy 500 practice


1-3 p.m.

Friday May 24

Indy 500 final practice on carb day


11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge


2:30-4 p.m.

Saturday May 25

Indianapolis 500 Parade



Sunday, May 26

Indy 500 before the race

NBC, Peacock, Universe

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

108th Indianapolis 500 Race

NBC, Peacock, Universe


Monday, May 27

Indy 500 Victory Celebration


8:30-11 p.m.

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