Indy 500 Live and how do I watch? The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 26. Live coverage begins at 11 a.m. ET on NBC and
May is for racing. And that means the 103rd running Indianapolis 500 on NBC. On May 26, fans will be able to watch IndyCar’s flagship race on NBC and the NBC Sports app, not to mention all the IndyCar content leading up it, whether it’s on NBCSN or NBC Sports Gold.
Mike Tirico will also be the host for NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of one of the biggest spectacles in racing, while he’ll be joined by some of racing’s biggest names in Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick and more.
Qualifying for the Indy 500 in 2019 is basically a massive tease. Not only does qualifying for the Indy 500 take place a week before the race itself, but the qualifying format for 2019 splits three sessions across two full days.
So even though qualifying for the Indy 500 will begin Saturday, May 18, we won’t know who will start on the pole for the 2019 Indy 500 — or who will be bumped from the field — until late Sunday afternoon.
The schedule for this and week and next is below.
Date Time (ET) Event Platform
May 14 11 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
May 15 11 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
May 16 11 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
May 17 11 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
May 18 8 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
11 a.m. Indy 500 Qualifying NBC Sports Gold
5 p.m. Indy 500 Qualifying NBCSN/NBC Sports Gold
May 19 10:15 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
May 24 11 a.m. Indy 500 Carb Day NBCSN/NBC Sports Gold
1 p.m. IndyLights – Firestone 100 NBCSN/NBC Sports Gold
2 p.m. Indy 500 Carb Day NBCSN/NBC Sports Gold
May 25 11:45 a.m. Indy 500 Parade NBC Sports Gold
May 27 7:30 p.m. Red Carpet/Indy 500 Victory Banquet NBC Sports Gold
When is Indy 500 qualifying?
Find out who will lead the field of 33 to the green flag for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 with qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, May 19.
What is Carb Day and when is it?
It’s racing. It’s rock and roll. It’s Carb Day! On Friday, May 24 Indianapolis Motor Speedway will throw a party filled with racing and music, featuring the final practice for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, the Freedom 100, the Indy 500 Pit Stop Competition, and the Carb Day Concert, headlined by Foreigner and Kool & the Gang.
When is the Indy 500 and how do I watch?
The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 26. Live coverage begins at 11 a.m. ET on NBC and streaming on the NBC Sports app.
IndyCar Pass on NBC Sports Gold
IndyCar fans can also watch every qualifying, practice, race, and more, live and commercial-free and on-demand with the NBC Sports Gold IndyCar pass.