Watch free Indy 500 live stream 2020 indianapolis online, start time, TV channel, race updates and more. The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 is finally taking place, though later than expected due to the event being postponed from it’s original May 24 schedule date in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The most anticipated annual event in IndyCar racing now takes place today when the green flag drops at 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, August 23 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a live broadcast on NBC.
• You can watch the 2020 Indy 500 live for FREE with FuboTV (free trial)
33 drivers will vie for position over 200 laps and 500 miles for the right to chug a cold bottle of milk following a first-place finish as tradition merits. Why the milk? The tradition began in the 1930s when two-time winner Louis Meyer asked for a glass of buttermilk after his second victory. After winning a third Indy 500 in 1936, a photo of Meyer drinking buttermilk led to a dairy industry executive requesting milk be available annually to the winner.
Marco Andretti won the pole position in qualifying, becoming the first member of his renowned racing family to win the pole position in 33 years. He will be joined in Row 1 by Scott Dixon and Takuma Sato and the full starting lineup is provided below in case you need a refresher before race time.
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Since no one has the good fortune of being at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on race day due to COVID-19 concerns, here’s a look at everything you need to know in order to watch or listen to the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday:
What: The 2020 Indianapolis 500 IndyCar Race
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
When: The green flag will drop on the 2020 Indy 500 at 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET, but race coverage begins at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.)
4 a.m. PT/7 a.m. ET — Garage opens
5 a.m. PT/8 a.m. ET — Teams, equipment enter pits
7:45 a.m. PT/10:45 a.m. ET — Tech inspection
9:40 a.m. PT/12:40 p.m. ET — Cars pushed to the grid
10:47 a.m. PT/1:47 p.m. ET — Driver introductions
11:06 a.m. PT/2:06 p.m. ET — Grid formation
11:09 a.m. PT/2:09 p.m. ET — Invocation and national anthem
11:23 a.m. PT/2:23 p.m. ET — “Drivers, start your engines”:
11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET — Green flag drops, race begins
TV Channel: National broadcast on NBC (Comcast/Xfinity channel 2, or 702 for HD)
How to watch live stream online: You can watch the race live for FREE with FuboTV (free trial). You can also get the race on Hulu + Live (free trial) or Sling TV (free trial, promotional offers), if you prefer those platforms and their pricing plans.
If you already have a cable provider plan, you can sign in to Watch NBC Live with your login information and stream the race online that way.