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Monday, May 15th, 2023
NBC SPORTS’ 60+ HOURS OF NTT INDYCAR SERIES COVERAGE THIS MONTH CONTINUES TOMORROW AHEAD OF INDIANAPOLIS 500 ON SUNDAY, MAY 28
Peacock’s Exclusive Coverage of Indianapolis 500 Practice Begins Tomorrow; Daily Coverage This Week Leading Into Qualifying Weekend
Indy 500 Qualifying – Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 Across NBC and Peacock
107th Running of Indianapolis 500 Presented Sunday, May 28, on NBC, Peacock and Universo
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 15, 2023 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES hits full throttle over the next two weeks from iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, headlined by the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 28, on NBC, Peacock and Universo.
In addition to simulstreaming Indianapolis 500 race coverage, Peacock will be the exclusive home for practice, qualifying, warm up sessions and additional INDYCAR programming surrounding “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” beginning tomorrow at 9:15 a.m. ET with Day 1 of Indy 500 practice sessions.
For more information about Peacock’s comprehensive streaming coverage of the 2023 INDYCAR season and how to sign up, click here.
Following is a detailed rundown of NBC Sports’ coverage surrounding the 107th Indianapolis 500:
The 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be presented on May 28 with seven hours of live coverage, beginning with a two-hour pre-race program exclusively on Peacock at 9 a.m. ET. Pre-race coverage will continue at 11 a.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Spanish-language cable network Universo, leading into race coverage starting at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Peacock will again be the home of Indy 500 practice and qualifying providing more than 40 hours of coverage, getting underway with the first practice session tomorrow – Tuesday, May 16 – at 9:15 a.m. ET exclusively on the platform.
The NBC broadcast network 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 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.
Following is the comprehensive programming schedule for the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and all events surrounding it this month across NBC, Peacock and Universo:
|Tues., May 16||Indy 500 Practice||Peacock||9:15-11:15 a.m.|
|Indy 500 Practice||Peacock||1-3 p.m.|
|Indy 500 Practice||Peacock||3-6 p.m.|
|Wed., May 17||Indy 500 Practice||Peacock||Noon-6 p.m.|
|Thurs., May 18||Indy 500 Practice||Peacock||Noon-6 p.m.|
|Fri., May 19||Indy 500 Practice||Peacock||Noon-6 p.m.|
|Sat., May 20||Indy 500 Practice||Peacock||8:30-9:30 a.m.|
|Indy 500 Full Field Qualifying||Peacock||11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.|
|Indy 500 Full Field Qualifying||NBC, Peacock||2:30-4:30 p.m.|
|Sun., May 21||Indy 500 Fast 12 Practice||Peacock||11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.|
|Indy 500 Fast 12 Qualifying||Peacock||2-3 p.m.|
|Indy 500 Qualifying||NBC, Peacock||4-6 p.m.|
|Mon., May 22||Indy 500 Practice||Peacock||1-3 p.m.|
|Fri., May 26||Indy 500 Final Practice on Carb Day||Peacock||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|Pit Stop Competition||Peacock||2:30-4 p.m.|
|Sat., May 27||Indy 500 Parade||Peacock||Noon-2 p.m.|
|Sun., May 28||Indy 500 Pre-Race||Peacock||9-11 a.m.|
|Indy 500 Pre-Race||NBC, Peacock, Universo||11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.|
|107th Running of the Indianapolis 500||NBC, Peacock, Universo||12:30-4 p.m.|
|Mon., May 29||Indy 500 Victory Celebration||Peacock||8-11 p.m.|
UNLEASHING THE DRAGON: NEW DOCUMENTARY RELIVING MARCUS ERICSSON’S 2022 INDY 500 WIN
Unleashing the Dragon – a new documentary reliving Marcus Ericsson’s 2022 Indy 500 win – is now available to stream on NBCSports.com and the Motorsports on NBC YouTube page. Join Marcus Ericsson and former teammate and current NBC Sports INDYCAR analyst James Hinchcliffe as they look back on Ericsson’s historic win with never-before-shared insights and interviews with a number of current drivers who competed in the race.
NBC SPORTS TOP 10 INDIANAPOLIS 500 COUNTDOWN
NBC Sports is celebrating “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” by counting down the top 10 Indianapolis 500s of all-time across its social and digital platforms ahead of the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Last week, it was announced that Louis Meyer’s third victory in the 1936 Indy 500 came in at No. 6 on the countdown, while Dan Wheldon’s second time hoisting the Borg-Warner in stunning fashion at the 2011 Indy 500 ranked No. 5.
- 5 – 2011 Indy 500
- 6 – 1936 Indy 500
- 7 – 1991 Indy 500
- 8 – 1992 Indy 500
- 9 – 2006 Indy 500
- 10 – 1967 Indy 500
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