Capping off one of the fastest months in memory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, here are the start times and information for the 107th Indy 500 on Sunday, May 28.
The world’s biggest race will be broadcast live on NBC and Peacock starting at 11 a.m. ET (green flag is 12:45 p.m. ET). A prerace show will be shown exclusively on Peacock starting at 9 a.m. ET.
Track owner Roger Penske and staff are expecting more than 300,00 on race day. The 233,000-seat grandstands will be near capacity with the largest crowd since the race’s 100th running sold out in 2016.
INDY 500 PRIMER: Important details and facts for watching on NBC Sports
STARTING LINEUP: Where the 33 drivers will take the green flag
After the starting lineup is set Sunday, May 21, cars will be on track twice more — a two-hour practice on Monday, May 22 and the Carb Day final practice from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, May 26.
Carb Day final practice is Friday, May 27 at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium. The annual Pit Stop Competition will follow at 2:30-4 p.m. and also on Peacock Premium.
Peacock also will carry the AES Indiana 500 Festival Parade from noon-2 p.m. ET Saturday and the Monday night victory celebration from 8-11 p.m. ET.
Here are the details and start times for the 107th Indy 500 (all times are ET):
TV info, Indy 500 start times, schedule
5 a.m.: Garage opens
6 a.m.: Gates open
6:30 a.m.: Tech inspection
8:15 a.m.: Cars pushed to pit lane
10:30 a.m.: Cars on the starting grid
11:47 a.m.: Driver introductions
12:38 p.m.: Command to start engines
12:45 p.m.: Green flag for the 105th Indy 500
How can I watch the Indy 500 on TV?
Click here for the full broadcast schedule on Peacock and NBC for May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Indy 500 will be shown on NBC. Prerace coverage will begin exclusively on Peacock at 9 a.m. and then move to Peacock and NBC at 11 a.m. and run through 4 p.m., followed by a postrace show on Peacock Premium. All broadcasts also will be available via streaming on Peacock, the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com.
Mike Tirico will be the host for NBC’s telecast alongside Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Leigh Diffey will be the play-by-play announcer alongside analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. The pit reporters are Marty Snider, Kevin Lee, Dave Burns and Dillon Welch.
Universo will provide a Spanish-language telecast with Frederik Oldenburg and Sergio Rodriguez providing commentary on Universo and streaming on TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes app. Veronica Rodriguez will provide on-site reports from IMS
The race also is streamed via the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com.
DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (500 miles) around Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval.
FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 76 degrees with a 2 percent chance of rain at the green flag.
DEFENDING RACE WINNER: Marcus Ericsson, who is one of nine previous Indy 500 winners in the field.
TIRE ALLOTMENT: There are 32 sets of Firestones for use throughout the event (down from 34 last year).
QUALIFYING: The 33-car field was set May 20-21. Alex Palou qualified first for Chip Ganassi Racing’s third consecutive Indy 500 pole position.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the UPDATED 33-car grid in the 107th Indy 500.
RADIO BROADCASTS: Carb Day, 11 a.m. ET Friday; Sunday, 10 a.m. ET. Mark Jaynes is the chief announcer alongside analyst Davey Hamilton. Paul Page will provide commentary. Nick Yeoman (Turn 1), Michael Young (Turn 2), Jake Query (Turn 3) and Chris Denari (Turn 4) are the turn announcers with Ryan Myrehn, Alex Wollf, Rob Blackman and Scott Sander on pit road.
PRACTICE SUMMARY: Speed charts from when cars have been on the 2.5-mile oval (the May 16 opening day was rained out).
Links to IndyCar stories this month on Motorsports Talk:
Inside Team Penske’s bid win another Indy 500 for “The Captain”
Annual photo shows women having an impact on Indy 500 results
Roger Penske feeling hale at another Indy 500 as Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner
Honda needed 45 seconds to approve Graham Rahal racing a Chevy at Indy
A.J. Foyt takes refuge at Indy 500 while weathering grief of wife’s death
Gordon Johncock: The most unassuming Indy 500 legend
Honda needed 45 seconds to approve Graham Rahal racing a Chevy
Alex Palou on his Indy 500 pole, multitasking at 224 mph and a Chip Ganassi surprise
Marcus Ericsson, engineer Brad Goldberg have ties that run very deep
Graham Rahal will replace injured Stefan Wilson in the Indy 500
Family nightmare repeated: Graham Rahal bumped from Indy 500 by teammate
Arrow McLaren, Ganassi strong; Rahal cars struggle on opening day of qualifying
What drivers are saying about Indy 500 qualifying
Remembering the era of Indy 500 qualifying engines increasing speed, danger
Parnelli Jones, A.J. Foyt share 60th anniversary of an important moment
NASCAR champion Kyle Larson visits Indy 500 practice in preparation for 2024
“Unleashing The Dragon” uncorks big emotions for Marcus Ericsson and team
Awaiting Ganassi offer, Marcus Ericsson draws interest from other teams
Kyle Larson visits Indy 500 practice ahead of attempting the 2024 race
Indy 500 qualifying: ‘Four laps, 10 miles, frickin’ fast’
Graham Rahal mulling future with the team his father founded
Romain Grosjean knocking on the door of his first IndyCar victory
After family detour, Ryan Hunter-Reay back on the road to the Indy 500
Christian Lundgaard, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing enjoy best race of season
Jimmie Johnson unsure of returning to the Indy 500
Click here to read NBC Sports Edge’s guide to contenders and darkhorses, including a full breakdown of past winners, veterans and rookies in the 107th Indianapolis 500, as well as the best bets for the race.
NBC SPORTS’ TOP 10 INDY 500s
No. 10: A.J. Foyt becomes a three-time winner in 1967 as Parnelli Jones’ dominant Granatelli turbine car breaks
No. 9: Sam Hornish Jr. beats Marco Andretti in 2006 on the race’s first last-lap pass
No. 8: Al Unser Jr. edges Scott Goodyear in 1992 for closest finish in the race’s history
No. 7: Rick Mears becomes a four-time winner of the race with a thrilling pass in 1991
No. 6: Louis Meyer becomes the first three-time winner and starts milk tradition
No. 5: Dan Wheldon wins second Indy 500 after J.R. Hildebrand crashes on last lap
No. 4: A.J. Foyt becomes the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500
No. 3: Helio Castroneves “reopens America” with his fourth Indy 500 victory