What channel is the Indy 500 on today? TV coverage & live stream to watch the 2022 race in Indianapolis
2022 Indy 500: Start time, lineup, live stream, TV info for 106th running at Indianapolis
2022 Indianapolis 500: Starting lineup, TV schedule for Sunday's IndyCar race
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The 2022 Indy 500 is here, and Helio Castroneves is looking to make history during the biggest day on the racing calendar.
The "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is mere hours away as Indianapolis Motor Speedway will bring back a full house for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.
After two years of reduced capacity because of the COVID pandemic, the grandstands and infield will once again be full to witness the Memorial Day weekend mainstay with the possibility that history could be made on more than one front.
Castroneves is currently in a four-way tie with A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser for the most Indy 500 wins with four. The 47-year-old Brazilian can become the first driver to win "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" five times if he wins on Sunday.
Castroneves is starting 27th of the 33 drivers in the field, so he will have to win from the back of the pack. That said, he wasn't expected to contend for the race win last year but ended up taking the checkered flag. Perhaps fortune will be on his side again.
Of course, catching the likes of Scott Dixon, Alex Palou, Rinus VeeKay and the other drivers situated near the front of the race won't be easy. Still, Castroneves' pursuit of a fifth Indy 500 victory will be one of the many great stories on display at the race.
After Scott Dixon broke the record for fastest pole-qualifying speed last weekend and combined with Alex Palou and Rinus VeeKay for the fastest front row in Indy 500 history, there's a chance the race's record speed could be broken Sunday as well. And as it turns out, that record was set last year by Helio Castroneves, who will be chasing more history on Sunday.
Castroneves won the 2021 Indy 500 with an average winning speed of 190.690 mph, blowing away the 187.433 mph average posted by 2013 winner Tony Kanaan. And that win put Castroneves in one of racing’s most illustrious clubs. He joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears as the only drivers to win the 500 four times. Can Castroneves go back-to-back and stake his claim as the best driver in Indy history?
Here is all the information you need to get ready for the 2022 Indy 500, Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
Here's all the information you need to watch the Indy 500 on Sunday.
What channel is the Indy 500 on today?
Race: 106th Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, May 29
Start time: 11 a.m. ET (12:45 p.m. ET green flag)
TV channel: NBC
Live stream: Peacock | fuboTV
Coverage of the 2022 Indy 500 will begin at 11 a.m. ET on NBC. In years past, NBC used to begin coverage of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" earlier on the NBC Sports Network. However, that channel no longer exists.
Coverage of the Indy 500 will run from approximately 11 a.m. ET through 4 p.m. ET on NBC. It marks the fourth year consecutively that the Indy 500 has been broadcast on the network.
Below are the top 40 TV markets in the United States and each area's local NBC affiliate.
NBC's Mike Tirico will provide pre-race coverage along with studio host Danica Patrick. Meanwhile, former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join the duo in the Peacock Pit Box.
During the race, Leigh Diffey will handle play-by-play with Townsend Bell. James Hinchcliffe will make his Indy 500 debut as a race analyst, while Marty Snider, Kevin Lee, Dave Burns and Dillon Welch will serve as pit reporters.
Indianapolis 500 schedule
There is always a lot of build-up to the Indy 500 thanks to the pre-race qualifying and other events. Those are mostly in the books at this point, so racing fans will begin to shift their focus in full to the actual race.
Those going to see the Indy 500 live will be able to gain entrance to the event at 6 a.m. ET. The cars will not be brought onto the course until 9 a.m. ET. After that, fans will wait an hour and a half before the cars are moved to the frontstretch of the course.
At 11:47 a.m. ET, driver introductions will begin along with the other pre-race festivities like the national anthem and the performance of "Back Home Again in Indiana." Then, at 12:45 p.m. ET, the race will begin.
The Indy 500 will also be available to stream for those with cable on NBCSports.com. NBC's streaming service, Peacock, will also carry the event and so too will fuboTV, which comes with a free trial.
Local audiences will have a few ways to listen to the Indy 500 broadcast on the radio. They can tune into 93.1 WIBC and 93.5/107.5 The Fan to listen to the race.
Those not local to the area can catch the race on satellite radio. The Pennzoil IndyCar Radio Network will broadcast the race as will NBC Sports on Sirius XM, with the following options: sdafdsd2