Indy 500 Live Stream Live Stream Online, Start your engines and settle in for the next few hours – the 2019 edition of the Indianapolis 500 is here. If your idea of the perfect Sunday is watching 33 cars rounding the 2.5-mile lap 200 times, then we’ll explain how you can watch every minute of the race – no matter where in the world you are – thanks to this guide to getting an Indy 500 live stream.
Date: Sunday – May 26th
Start time – at 12:45 p.m. ET
TV – NBC
The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 is happening today, and if you’re not already planning to be outside for your vegetarian Memorial Day weekend barbecue, you can live-stream all the action (along with Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of the National Anthem) on NBC, even if you don’t have cable or an over-the-air antenna.
The race is scheduled to start this afternoon (Sunday, May 26) at 12:45 p.m. ET at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. According to AccuWeather, the start time could be pushed back due to thunderstorms.
For cord-cutters who want to stream the 2019 Indy 500 live on their smart TVs, computers, or mobile devices, you’ll have to have access to the NBC Sports live stream, either via its website, mobile apps, or a standalone streaming service. I’ve rounded up some options below:
Calling his first Indy 500 will be Leigh Diffey, the affable Australian native who has been the voice of NBC’s IndyCar coverage since 2013. During his 23-year broadcasting career, Diffey has called everything from the Olympics to professional rugby, and his first assignment after joining NBC Sports was calling the Penn Relays on NBCSN.
Diffey will enter an exclusive club Sunday. Since the Indy 500 went live in 1986 (from 1971 to 1985 it was shown on a same-day tape delay), just six people have done play-by-play during the race. Diffey will become the seventh.
Green flag for the Indy 500 is set to go off at 12:45 pm ET on Sunday as Simon Pagenaud is will start from the pole on Row 1. Pagenaud had been the favorite at 7/1 to win the race alongside defending race winner Will Power, however, Pagenaud has seen his odds drop to 8/1, leaving Power as the sole favorite. Formula 1 legend Fernando Alonso attempted to qualify for the event but failed and was bumped from the field.
The race is 200 laps and 500 miles long as drivers will look to drink the milk and kiss the bricks at the start-finish line. It is the 103rd running of the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ at the Brickyard.