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How to watch the Indy 500: Full race weekend schedule, where to stream practices and more

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, UNITED STATES - 05/19/2024: Will Power flies in a straight line at over 230 miles per hour during 'Fast 6' qualifying for the 2024 Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The green flag drops at The Brickyard this Sunday at 12:45 pm (Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

It’s time for the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500! This weekend will be the busiest of the year for motorsports fans, with the Indy 500, Monaco Grand Prix and Coca-Cola 600 taking place on the same day. But the Indy 500, often called “the greatest spectacle in racing,” will likely dominate headlines and televisions across the country (unless Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce really do attend the F1 race in Monaco). At the 2024 Indy 500, NASCAR star Kyle Larson will make his IndyCar racing debut, before flying out to compete in the Coca-Cola 600 that same night. Josef Newgarden, the defending Indy 500 champion, is on the front row, third on the grid, alongside leading Penske driver Will Power, who is in second place. The action at The Brickyard is already underway, with final practice and the Pit Stop Challenge scheduled for this afternoon.

Are you ready to watch the Indy 500? Here’s everything you need to know to tune in this weekend.

Date: Sunday May 26

Race time: 12:45 pm Eastern Time/9:45 am Pacific Time

Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Television channel: NBC

Transmission: Peacock

The Indy 500 is this Sunday, May 26. Coverage will begin Sunday at 11 a.m. ET and the green flag will drop at the track at 12:45 p.m. However, on-track action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is already underway. with final practice and the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge streaming on Peacock later this afternoon.

NBC is the network’s home for the 2024 Indy 500, with Peacock streaming all the action in the practice, warm-up and qualifying rounds, and the official race.

How to watch the Indy 500 Full race weekend schedule


Everything Indy 500 will stream on Peacock, from pre-race practices to the official Indy 500 race. For $5.99 a month, an ad-supported Peacock subscription lets you stream sports and live events that are broadcast on NBC, plus you’ll get access to thousands of hours of shows and movies, including beloved sitcoms like Parks and Recreation and The office, each bravo show and Distinctive filmand movies like Five nights at Freddy’s and he Super Mario movie.

For $12 per month you can also upgrade to an ad-free subscription that includes live access to your local NBC affiliate (not just during designated events and sports) and the ability to download select titles for offline viewing.

And if you’re a student looking to watch the big race, all 10 Big 10 basketball games and more, you can take advantage of Peacock’s student discount and get an ad-supported subscription for just $1.99/month for 12 months.

$5.99/month at Peacock

All Eastern Time

Friday May 24

Indy 500 Final Practice on Carb Day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Peacock)

Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge: 2:30-4 p.m.

Saturday May 25

Indy 500 Parade: 12-2 pm (Peacock)

Sunday May 26

Indy 500 Pre-Race: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (NBC, Peacock, Universo)

108th Indy 500: 12:30-4 pm (NBC, Peacock, Universo)

Monday, May 27

Indy 500 Victory Celebration: 8:30-11 p.m. (Peacock)

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway track, also known as The Brickyard, is a 2.5-mile rectangular oval. The race, aptly named the Indy 500, laps the track 200 times, totaling 500 miles.

Josef Newgarden is the defending Indy 500 champion and will be third on Row 1 on the starting grid this Sunday. NASCAR star Kyle Larson will compete in Sunday afternoon’s Indy 500 before flying to Charlotte for the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night. Pending everything going well, Larson will become the fifth driver to run both races, and the first to double crash since Kurt Busch in 2014.

Also joining Larson on the track will be fellow NASCAR driver Katherine Legge, who will be the only woman on the starting grid for the Indy 500. This race will be Legge’s fourth time competing in the Indy 500.

Row 1: Scott McLaughlin, Will Power, Josef Newgarden

Row 2: Alexander Rossi, Kyle Larson, Santino Ferrucci

Row 3: Rinus VeeKay, Pato O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist

Row 4: Takuma Sato, Kyle Kirkwood, Ryan Hunter-Reay

Row 5: Colton Herta, Alex Palou, Callum Ilott

Row 6: Marcus Armstrong, Ed Carpenter, Kyffin Simpson

Row 7: Marco Andretti, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon

Row 8: Agustín Canapino, Sting Ray Robb, Christian Rasmussen

Row 9: Tom Blomqvist, Romain Grosjean, Linus Lundqvist

Row 10: Christian Lundgaard, Conor Daly, Pietro Fittipaldi

Row 11: Katherine Legge, Marcus Ericsson, Graham Rahal

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