How to live stream Indianapolis 500 for FREE: time, details (2024)

Update: Thunderstorms have delayed the start time around 2 1/2 hours. The race is expected to start now around 4:30 p.m. EDT

The Indianapolis 500 is set for midday Sunday, though race day arrived with all eyes on the weather.

It’s scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m. EDT from Indianapolis Motor Speedway although live coverage will start at 10:30.

You can watch the race on NBC and live stream it on Peaco*ck (add-on), fubo TV (FREE trial), Sling TV (first-month discount) and DirecTV Stream (FREE trial and introductory discount).

Unfortunately, the forecast called for a strong chance of rain, raising the prospect that the 108th running of IndyCar’s showcase event might be delayed or even postponed a day.

The defending race winner is Josef Newgarden, whose Team Penske teammates Will Power and Scott McLaughlin join him on the front row. McLaughlin won the pole position after breaking the four-lap qualifying record with an average of 234.220 mph.

Newgarden has been trying to rebuild his reputation in the paddock after IndyCar discovered illegal push-to-pass software on the three Team Penske cars and threw out both Newgarden’s win and McLaughlin’s third-place finish in the season opener. President Tim Cindric, Newgarden’s strategist, is one of several team employees suspended for the race.

Newgarden can win a $440,000 bonus from trophy maker BorgWarner if he becomes the first driver to win back-to-back Indy 500s since the award was established in 1995. Only five drivers in 107 runnings have won “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” in consecutive years.

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This year’s race has NASCAR star Kyle Larson in the field as he attempts to become the fifth driver in history to complete “The Double” and race in both the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. The 2021 Cup Series champion is the first driver to attempt the 1,100 miles of racing since Kurt Busch in 2014.

Larson qualified fifth for his debut Indy 500 and a year’s worth of prep has gone into his joint effort between Arrow McLaren Racing and Hendrick Motorsports. The big question for team owner Rick Hendrick is whether to leave Larson in Indy if the weather is bad or send him to Charlotte and hope the 500 is postponed to Monday when Larson could take part.

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“At this point, just hoping the weather cooperates to get all 1,100 miles in,” he told The Associated Press. “It’s been something I’ve looked forward to for close to two years.”

Helio Castroneves will start 20th in his bid for a record fifth win in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

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How to live stream Indianapolis 500 for FREE: time, details (2024)

FAQs

Is the Indy 500 streamed? ›

2024 Indy 500 TV schedule, start time for IndyCar race

The Indianapolis 500 will be broadcast nationally on NBC. Streaming options for the race include Peaco*ck and FUBO, which offers a free trial to potential subscribers.

Is the Indy 500 blacked out? ›

Race fans are grateful. Due to the delay and weather, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is lifting the local media blackout, which has not happened since the height of the pandemic in 2021. Race fans took to social media to share their thoughts.

How can I listen to the Indianapolis 500? ›

Indy 500 radio: SiriusXM

SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation, channel No. 218, will begin its pre-race coverage at 11 a.m. ET. SiriusXM is also partnering with NBC Sports Audio to bring you live coverage of the Indy 500; this option is available on channel No. 85.

Can I watch the Indy 500 on my phone? ›

Watch the Indy 500 2024 free with Fubo

To watch today's race without cable, start a seven-day free trial of Fubo. You can begin watching immediately on your TV, phone, tablet or computer.

Is the Indy 500 on Amazon Prime? ›

Watch Indy 500 Archive | Prime Video.

Will Peaco*ck stream Indy 500? ›

While NBC will air the Indy 500 race live, it will also be available on digital streaming platforms like Peaco*ck, Fubo, and IndyCar Live. However, regional restrictions may apply on some platforms.

Is the Indy 500 on Hulu live? ›

Stream The Indy 500 on Hulu + Live TV

If you want to stream the Indy 500 online, Hulu + Live TV is another great option. For $76.99 a month, you get 95 live TV channels, including NBC, plus Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu access.

Who will broadcast the Indy 500? ›

NBC will air the Indy 500 for the sixth straight year, called again by Leigh Diffey, the affable Australian native who has been the voice of NBC's IndyCar coverage since 2013 (and who got his start at the network calling the Penn Relays on NBCSN).

Has there ever been a black driver in the Indy 500? ›

William Theodore Ribbs Jr. (born January 3, 1955) is a retired American race car driver, racing owner, and sport shooter known for being the first African-American man to have tested a Formula One car (he did so in 1986) and to compete in the Indianapolis 500 (tested in 1985, raced in 1991 and 1993).

What time will the Indy 500 end? ›

When will the Indy 500 end? The race will end by 8:15 p.m., even if it is short of 200 laps: "In agreement with local law enforcement, to ensure race fans are able to leave and return home safely tonight."

Why was Indy 500 delayed? ›

Severe weather has forced IndyCar to delay the start of the Indianapolis 500. In anticipation of the storms moving in, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced that the season's blue ribband race would be delayed with no amended start time issued.

How many hours is the Indy 500? ›

The race takes roughly three hours and is official after 101 laps, so 90 minutes of favorable weather can be enough.

What radio station has the Indy 500 on? ›

Tune in to SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation (Ch. 218), NBC Sports Audio (Ch. 85), and Diplo's Revolution (Ch. 53) throughout the weekend.

Is the IndyCar app free? ›

The app has all things Indy in one place: news, schedule, race radio, live video from drivers, all FREE.

What over the air channel is the Indy 500 on? ›

Media coverage

Coverage of the Indy 500 will begin on NBC at 11 a.m. Hosting the network's coverage for the sixth straight year will be Mike Tirico, joined by racing analyst and former Indycar driver Danica Patrick. NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson will also be part of NBC's race coverage.

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