How to watch the Indianapolis 500 today: Start time, livestream options, more (2024)

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Memorial Day weekend plans start with watching the 2024 Indy 500. Find out when the Indianapolis 500 green flag will drop and how to watch the race today even if you don't have cable (and what happens if it rains on the day of the race).

How and when to watch the Indy 500

The 2024 Indy 500 will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2024. The Indianapolis 500 green flag drops at 12:45 p.m. ET (9:45 a.m. PT). The race will air on NBC and stream on Peaco*ck and the platforms featured below.

How to watch the 2024 Indy 500 without cable

While most cable packages include NBC, it's easy to watch the Indy 500 if NBC isn't included in yourcable TV subscription, or if you don't have cable at all. Your best options for watching are below. (Streaming options will require aninternet provider.)

Stream the Indy 500 on Sling TV and save $25

If you don't have cable TV that includes NBC, one of the most cost-effective ways to stream live sports airing on NBA this year is through asubscription to Sling TV. The streamer offers access to local NBC, Fox and ABC affiliates (where available) with its Blue Tier plan.

The Sling TV Blue plan normally costs $45 per month, but the streamer is currently offering a $25-off promotion for your first month, so you'll pay just $20. If you want to add ESPN and TNT, you can upgrade to the Orange + Blue Tier plan (recommended), which is currently $25 for the first month and $60 after that. You can learn more by tapping the button below.

Top features of Sling TV Blue tier:

  • There are 42 channels to watch in total, including local NBC, Fox, FS1 and USA affiliates (where available).
  • You get access to most local NFL games and nationally broadcast games at the lowest price.
  • All subscription tiers include 50 hours of cloud-based DVR storage.

Save $25

Watch the Indy 500 2024 free with Fubo

You can also catch the Indianapolis500 in 2024 onFubo.Fubo is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to NBC, USA, Fox and FS1, in addition to almost every televised sporting event in 2024 including MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games. There are over 180 channels on the Fubo Pro Tier to enjoy.

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. Fubo's Pro Tier is priced at $80 per month after your free seven-day trial.

Sports fans will want to consider adding on the $7.99 per month Fubo Extra package, which includes MLB Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, Tennis Channel, SEC Network and more channels with live games. Or upgrade to the Fubo Elite tier and get all the Fubo Extra channels, plus the ability to stream in 4K, starting at $90 per month.

Top features of Fubo Pro Tier:

  • There are no contracts with Fubo -- you can cancel at any time.
  • The Pro tier includes over 180 channels, including NFL Network. (You'll need to upgrade to Ultimate for NFL RedZone.)
  • FuboTV includes all the channels you'll need to watch college and pro football on network TV, including CBS (not available through Sling TV).
  • All tiers come with 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR recording.
  • Stream on your TV, phone, tablet and other devices.

Start your Fubo free trial

Watch the Indy 500 on Hulu + Live TV

You can watch today's race withHulu + Live TV. The bundle features access to 90 channels, including Fox and FS1, NBC and USA. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch today's race and top-tier sports on every network with Hulu + Live TV, including almost all live NFL games next season, exclusive live regular season games, popular studio shows (including NFL Total Access and the Emmy-nominated show Good Morning Football) and lots more. With Hulu + Live TV, you'll have access to live local network affiliate programming without the hefty price of a cable subscription.

Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with ESPN+ and Disney+ for $77 per month after a three-day free trial.

$77 per month at Hulu

Watch the Indy 500 with Peaco*ck

Peaco*ck offers its subscribers live streaming access to sports and programming that air on NBC and USA. The streaming service has plenty more live sports to offer, including Big Ten football, Premier League soccer and WWE wrestling (including formerly PPV-only events such as WrestleMania). There are 80,000 hours worth of recorded content to watch as well, including hit movies and TV series such as "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation."

A Peaco*ck subscription costs $6 per month. An annual plan is available for $60 per year. You can cancel anytime.

Top features of Peaco*ck:

  • If you only want to watch NBC and USA-aired content, it's your least expensive option. If you want to watch stream sports on other networks, there are better choices above.
  • Peaco*ck features plenty of current and classic NBC and Bravo TV shows.

6 per month

Watch the Indy 500 live with a digital HDTV antenna

How to watch the Indianapolis 500 today: Start time, livestream options, more (3)

You can also watch the Indy 500 on NBC with an affordable indoor antenna, which pulls in local over-the-air HDTV channels such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, Univision and more. Here's the kicker: There's no monthly charge.

For anyone living in a partially blocked-off area (those near mountains or first-floor apartments), adigital TV antennamay not pick up a good signal -- or any signal at all. But for many homes, a digital TV antenna provides a seriously inexpensive way to watch the Indy 500 without paying a cable company. Indoor TV antennas can also provide some much-needed TV backup if a storm knocks out your cable.

This amplified digital antenna with a 50-mile range can receive hundreds of HDTV channels, including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox and Univision and can filter out cellular and FM signals. It delivers a high-quality picture in 1080p HDTV and top-tier sound.

$15 at Amazon

How long with the 2024 Indy 500 last?

Drivers will complete the 200 laps of the 500-mile race of the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval in around three hours.

Can the Indy 500 be delayed for rain?

As of this post's writing, there is an 80% chance of rain on race day, with thunderstorms predicted throughout the day.

So can the race be postponed? In a word, yes. The Indy 500 has had three complete postponements in its history, the last time being in 2007. Drivers must complete at least 101 laps for the race to be considered official, with the remainder of the race re-scheduled for the following (dry) day. The race has also been shortened eight times according the the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which hosts the Indy 500. The shortest official race was 102 laps in 1976.

This year the weather in Indy is forecast for rain through Wednesday, May 29, 2024, which could mean drivers have to wait a few more days to compete.

Check back to this post for all the latest information about the 2024 Indy 500.

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How to watch the Indianapolis 500 today: Start time, livestream options, more (2024)


How to watch the Indianapolis 500 today: Start time, livestream options, more? ›

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

How to watch Indianapolis 500 live? ›

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

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.

Why can't I watch Indy 500 on Peaco*ck? ›

Peaco*ck Premium subscribers can enjoy the NTT IndyCar Series, but the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2024 is subject to territorial blackout restrictions.

What time does the Indy 500 start on NBC? ›

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.

Is the Indy 500 on Amazon Prime? ›

Watch Indy 500 Archive | Prime Video.

Can I watch the Indy 500 on Hulu? ›

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.

How to get around Indy 500 blackout? ›

The Indianapolis 500 local TV blackout is lifted with the delayed start − for area NBC affiliates and on Peaco*ck − according to Boles.

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).

Will the Indy 500 be blacked out in 2024? ›

The 2024 Indianapolis 500 is set to get underway Sunday afternoon, after a rain delay of several hours.

Can you watch sports on Peaco*ck free? ›

Peaco*ckTV has three different tiers available; free, Premium and Premium Plus. The free tier, of course, costs nothing. It offers a mix of content from the upper two tiers and has advertising. The free tier includes NBC Sports on Peaco*ck as well as other sports shows, documentaries, and classic matches.

How to watch IndyCar for free? ›

Fans can watch IndyCar racing for free by signing up for a trial of fuboTV.

Why is nothing free on Peaco*ck anymore? ›

The short answer is: no, you can't truly watch Peaco*ck for free anymore. Peaco*ck used to offer a free tier financed by advertising, which you were forced to watch during short ad breaks. This free plan didn't include all the content, though. Peaco*ck stopped being free in early 2023, but only for new customers.

What time does Indy 500 start? ›

The 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 will likely see a green flag for the Indy 500 at 5:30 p.m. ET, according to IMS presidents Doug Boles. If track drying begins at 3 p.m. and takes 2 hours, and allowing time for some prerace activities, the race could begin before 5:30 p.m.

How can you watch the Indy 500 live? ›

The Indianapolis 500 green flag drops at 12:45 p.m. ET (9:45 a.m. PT). The race will air on NBC and stream on Peaco*ck and the platforms featured below.

What TV station is carrying the Indy 500? ›

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.

How to watch co*ke 600? ›

The Coca-Cola 600 begins at 6 p.m. ET with coverage on Fox and streaming on fubo (try for free).

What channel is Indy qualifying on? ›

NBC and Peaco*ck will have qualifying coverage from 3-6 p.m. ET, starting with Fast 12 qualifying at 3:05 p.m. ET to set positions 7-12 (Rows 3 and 4).

What Indianapolis radio station is the Indy 500 on? ›

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.

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