FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF INDIANAPOLIS 500 QUALIFYING THIS WEEKEND ON NBC, NBCSN AND NBC SPORTS GOLD
Indianapolis 500 Qualifying – Last Row Shootout and Fast Nine Shootout Live This Sunday at 12 p.m. ET on NBC
Danica Patrick and Mike Tirico to Contribute to Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Coverage This Weekend on NBC and NBCSN
Live Qualifying Exclusively on NBC Sports Gold’s “INDYCAR Pass” Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, Followed by Qualifying on NBCSN and “INDYCAR Pass” at 5 p.m. ET
Exclusive Live Practice Coverage Continues on “INDYCAR Pass” from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET Thursday and Friday
“INDYCAR Pass” Price Reduced to $39.99 This Month Only
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 15, 2019 – NBC Sports presents exclusive live coverage of qualifying for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge this weekend on NBC, NBCSN, and NBC Sports Gold’s “INDYCAR Pass,” highlighted by the Last Row Shootout and Fast Nine Shootout on NBC this Sunday, May 19, beginning at 12 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s action begins with the all-new Last Row Shootout (12:15-1:15 p.m. ET on NBC). Cars unable to lock into the field in Saturday’s qualifying (positions 10-30) will get a chance to land on the last row (positions 31-33), and with 36 cars on the entry list, it is expected that three of them will not make it in.
The Fast Nine Shootout follows (1:15-2:15 p.m. ET on NBC), with the nine fastest cars from Saturday’s qualifying determining the pole position for the Indianapolis 500 and setting the first three rows (positions 1-9).
Qualifying begins this Saturday at 11 a.m. ET with six hours of exclusive live coverage on NBC Sports Gold’s “INDYCAR Pass,” followed by coverage airing on NBCSN and “INDYCAR Pass” at 5 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ Indianapolis 500 broadcast team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst), and Paul Tracy (analyst) will call this weekend’s qualifying coverage on NBC, NBCSN and “INDYCAR Pass,” alongside pit reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Kevin Lee, Jon Beekhuis, and Robin Miller.
NBC Sports’ Indianapolis 500 host Mike Tirico and former INDYCAR driver Danica Patrick will host Sunday’s qualifying coverage on NBC.
Exclusive live coverage of practice from IMS continues Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “INDYCAR Pass.” Kevin Lee and Jake Query will handle play-by-play duties on Thursday alongside Anders Krohn (analyst), Robin Miller (analyst) and Dillon Welch (pit reporter). NBC Sports’ main Indianapolis 500 race broadcast team will call Friday’s practice coverage.
Following is this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 practice and qualifying coverage airing on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold:
|Friday, May 17||11 a.m.||Indy 500 “Fast Friday” Practice||NBC Sports Gold|
|Saturday, 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|
|Sunday, May 19||10:15 a.m.||Indy 500 Practice||NBC Sports Gold|
|12 p.m.||Indy 500 Qualifying||NBC|
|3 p.m.||Indy 500 Practice||NBCSN|
For more details on this month’s coverage of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series coverage across all NBC Sports platforms, click here.
The 2019 INDYCAR season is the first of a new media rights agreement that was announced in March 2018 between INDYCAR and NBC Sports Group in which NBC Sports acquired the exclusive rights to all NTT IndyCar Series races, qualifying and practice sessions, and Indy Lights races across its numerous platforms. Prior to this season, NBC Sports only had cable rights to a portion of the season. Click here for more information.
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