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