FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 20th, 2021
INDY 500 POLE POSITION DETERMINED THIS WEEKEND ON NBC
Nearly 15 Hours of Live Practice and Qualifying Coverage for 105th Running of Indianapolis 500 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday and Sunday on NBC, NBCSN and Peacock
Jimmie Johnson and Steve Letarte to Serve as Peacock Pit Box Analysts During Qualifying Weekend
105th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 30 at 11 a.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 20, 2021 – The pole position for The Greatest Spectacle in Racing will be determined this weekend on NBC, as NBC Sports presents nearly 15 hours of live coverage of qualifying and practice for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on NBC, NBCSN and Peacock.
Coverage begins on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET on Peacock, continues on NBC at 2 p.m. ET and shifts to NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET. Saturday’s qualifying will help determine the drivers who will compete for the pole position in the Fast Nine Shootout on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Sunday also sees Last Chance Qualifying, which includes the return of ‘Bump Day’ as teams try to claim the final three positions in the Indy 500 field. Last Chance Practice and Fast Nine Practice will be available exclusively on Peacock on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET. Sunday’s qualifying coverage gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN and continues on NBC for two hours of coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.
In addition to its exclusive content, all weekend qualifying coverage on television will simul-stream on Peacock. All television coverage will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. For more information on how to sign up for INDYCAR on Peacock, click here.
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 Peacock alongside pit reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Kevin Lee, and Dave Burns. INDYCAR rookie and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and NBC Sports’ Steve Letarte will serve as Peacock Pit Box analysts during qualifying coverage.
- Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
- Analysts: Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy, Steve Letarte, Jimmie Johnson
- Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Kevin Lee, Dave Burns
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, NBCSN
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, and NBC Sports app
|Sat., May 22||Indianapolis 500 – Practice||Peacock||9:30 a.m.|
|Indianapolis 500 – Qualifying||Peacock||12 p.m.|
|Indianapolis 500 – Qualifying||NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock||2 p.m.|
|Indianapolis 500 – Qualifying||NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock||3 p.m.|
|Sun., May 23||Indianapolis 500 – Last Chance Practice||Peacock||11 a.m.|
|Indianapolis 500 – Fast Nine Practice||Peacock||11:30 a.m.|
|Indianapolis 500 – Practice and Qualifying||NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock||1 p.m.|
|Indianapolis 500 – Qualifying||NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app Peacock||2:30 p.m.|
|Indianapolis 500 – Practice||Peacock||4:30 p.m.|
INDYCAR is part of NBC Sports’ “Home of Motorsports” programming throughout 2021, spanning NASCAR, IMSA, Monster Energy Supercross, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, MotoGP, Mecum Auctions, American Flat Track, Dakar Rally, and more.
All NBC and NBCSN coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
SPORTS ON PEACOCK
Peacock Premium currently features live sports content from Premier League, US Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Rugby, Supercross, Skiing, and Snowboarding. Upcoming sports coverage on Peacock will include games from the 2021 NFL Season, INDYCAR, Olympics, and Paralympics. Highlights of Peacock’s previous live sports offerings include a Sunday NFL Wild Card playoff game, U.S. Open golf, U.S. Women’s Open golf, and upcoming events include Olympics and Paralympics coverage. Peacock Originals available on demand include Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and In Deep with Ryan Lochte. Peacock offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.
Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices, including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation5; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers.