How to watch 103rd running of the Indy 500

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There’s a new television home for ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’.

For the first time in history, the Indianapolis 500 will be broadcast on NBC, with eight hours of coverage scheduled to air today between NBC and NBCSN.

Today’s coverage kicks off at 9:00 a.m. ET with Indy 500 pre-race coverage on NBCSN before moving over to NBC at 11:00 a.m. ET.

The green flag for the 200-lap event is scheduled to drop at 12:45 p.m. ET.

Following race coverage on NBC, extended post-race coverage will air on NBCSN beginning approximately at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Simon Pagenaud will start from the pole position in today’s race. Pagenaud is looking to become the second consecutive driver to sweep both IndyCar races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, having won the IndyCar Grand Prix on the speedway’s interior road course earlier this month.

Pagenaud’s teammate Will Power is the defending champion of both races, having won his first Indianapolis 500 last year after leading 59 laps.

Here is today’s schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

Sunday 5/26, 9:00 a.m. ET, Indy 500 Pre-Race, NBCSN and streaming live

Sunday 5/26, 11:00 a.m. ET, 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, NBC and streaming live

Sunday 5/26, 4:00 p.m. ET, Indy 500 Post-Race, NBCSN and streaming live

Barber IndyCar iRacing results

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Scott McLaughlin led the final six laps Saturday and finished 0.4241 seconds ahead of teammate Will Power to win the Honda IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.

Scott Speed finished third behind the Team Penske drivers. Alex Palou and Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top five.

Click here for the full boxscore from Saturday’s IndyCar iRacing event at Barber Motorsports Park.

WINNER: Scott McLaughlin holds off teammate Will Power

WHAT DRIVERS SAID: Postrace reactions on social media

Other notable finishers:

Colton Herta (seventh), Robert Wickens (eighth), Jimmie Johnson (12th), Graham Rahal (14th), Alexander Rossi (22nd).

Sage Karam led a race-high 24 laps but retired from the 45-lap event because of a crash and finished 27th of 29 drivers.