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NBC Sports’ Indy 500 broadcast schedule for May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NBC Indy 500 schedule

Chip Ganassi Racing driver çlex Palou (10) stands in the pits during open test practice in preparation for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.

Luke Johnson/IndyStar / USA TODAY NETWORK

NBC Sports has unveiled its broadcast coverage schedule for the run-up to the 107th Indy 500, including a bonus two hours of streaming before coverage of the May 28 race begins at 11 a.m. on NBC, Peacock and Universo.

The race day morning coverage of the Indianapolis 500 will begin at 9 a.m. ET with a two-hour exclusive prerace show on the Peacock streaming platform, which is part of more than 60 hours of NTT IndyCar coverage in May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Peacock will be the exclusive home for practice, warmup and several qualifying sessions (more than 40 hours of coverage) and also will simulstream the GMR Grand Prix race May 13 on the IMS road course (which is on NBC).

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For more information about Peacock’s comprehensive streaming coverage of the 2023 IndyCar season and how to sign up, click here.

The 107th indy 500 will be presented May 28 with seven hours of live coverage, the first two on Peacock and the final five on NBC, Peacock and Spanish-language cable network Universo. Race coverage will start at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Indy 500 practice will begin Tuesday, May 16 at 9 a.m. ET on Peacock.

NBC also will air four hours of Indy 500 qualifying coverage on Saturday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, May 21, at 4 p.m. ET to determine the 33-car starting grid for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Peacock will simulstream all qualifying coverage on NBC. In addition to practice and qualifying, exclusive coverage of Carb Day, the Indy 500 Parade, and Victory Celebration during race weekend will stream live on Peacock.

Here is the comprehensive programming schedule for the 107th Indy 500 and all other events in May:

DateEventPlatform(s)Time (ET)
Tues., May 16Indy 500 PracticePeacock9-11:15 a.m.
Indy 500 PracticePeacock1-3 p.m.
Indy 500 PracticePeacock3-6 p.m.
Wed., May 17Indy 500 PracticePeacockNoon-6 p.m.
Thurs., May 18Indy 500 PracticePeacockNoon-6 p.m.
Fri., May 19Indy 500 PracticePeacockNoon-6 p.m.
Sat., May 20Indy 500 PracticePeacock8:30-9:30 a.m.
Indy 500 Full Field QualifyingPeacock11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Indy 500 Full Field QualifyingNBC, Peacock2:30-4:30 p.m.
Indy 500 Full Field QualifyingPeacock4:30-5:50 p.m.
Sun., May 21Indy 500 Fast 12 PracticePeacock11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Indy 500 Last Chance PracticePeacock12:30-1:30 p.m.
Indy 500 Fast 12 QualifyingPeacock2-3 p.m.
Indy 500 Last Chance and Fast Six QualifyingNBC, Peacock4-6 p.m.
Mon., May 22Indy 500 PracticePeacock1-3 p.m.
Fri., May 26Indy 500 Final Practice on Carb DayPeacock11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pit Stop ChallengePeacock2:30-4 p.m.
Sat., May 27Indy 500 ParadePeacockNoon-2 p.m.
Sun., May 28Indy 500 Pre-RacePeacock9-11 a.m.
Indy 500 Pre-RaceNBC, Peacock, Universo11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
107th Running of the Indianapolis 500NBC, Peacock, Universo12:30-4 p.m.
Mon., May 29Indy 500 Victory CelebrationPeacock8-11 p.m.


The NTT IndyCar Series will hold the GMR Grand Prix on the IMS road course May 12-13. Here’s the schedule:

DateEventPlatform(s)Time (ET)
Fri., May 12PracticePeacock9:30-10:45 a.m.
Practice 2Peacock1-2 p.m.
QualifyingPeacock4-5:15 p.m.
Sat., May 13Final WarmupPeacock11:15-11:45 a.m.
INDY NXT RacePeacock1-2:20 p.m.
GMR Grand PrixNBC, Peacock3:30-5:30 p.m.
GMR Grand Prix – Post-RaceNBC, Peacock5:30-6 p.m.