Peacock to Stream 60 Hours of Indy Car Racing, Highlighted by Indianapolis 500 on May 28

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service is the home of NTT IndyCar Series coverage this May, presenting more than 60 hours of programming, headlined by the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 28.

In addition to simulstreaming Indianapolis 500 race coverage, which will also be broadcast on NBC, Peacock will be the exclusive home for coverage of practice, qualifying, warm up sessions and additional IndyCar programming surrounding “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” It will also simulstream the GMR Grand Prix road course race, which will be broadcast on NBC.

The Indianapolis 500 will be presented 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 on Tuesday, May 16, at 9 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.

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Date Event Platform Time (ET)
Tues., May 16 Indy 500 Practice Peacock 9-11:15 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.
  Indy 500 Full Field Qualifying Peacock 4:30-5:50 p.m.
Sun., May 21 Indy 500 Fast 12 Practice Peacock 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  Indy 500 Last Chance Practice Peacock 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  Indy 500 Fast 12 Qualifying Peacock 2-3 p.m.
  Indy 500 Last Chance and Fast Six 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 Challenge 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.

GMR GRAND PRIX

Coverage of the GMR Grand Prix from the IMS road course will be presented Saturday, May 13, at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Peacock will exclusively stream practice, qualifying, the INDY NXT race and warmup session from IMS on Friday and Saturday of race weekend.

Date Event Platform Time (ET)
Fri., May 12 Practice Peacock 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  Practice 2 Peacock 1-2 p.m.
  Qualifying Peacock 4-5:15 p.m.
Sat., May 13 Final Warmup Peacock 11:15-11:45 a.m.
  INDY NXT Race Peacock 1-2:20 p.m.
  GMR Grand Prix NBC, Peacock 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  GMR Grand Prix – Post-Race NBC, Peacock 5:30-6 p.m.

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. The first two races on the NBC Sports Top 10 Indianapolis 500 Countdown are the 1967 Indy 500 (No. 10) and the 2006 Indy 500 (No. 9).

Peacock Live-Streaming IndyCar Racing in 2023

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming video platform is again among multiple NBC Sports platforms that will deliver Indy Car racing — including the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 — across U.S. households and portable devices in 2023.

Peacock will “simulstream” the entire 2023 NTT IndyCar Series, including exclusive presentation of the “Streets of Toronto” for the second straight year on July 16. The SVOD/AVOD platform will live-stream the remaining 16 races, including coverage of every qualifying and practice session.

“In providing comprehensive coverage across NBC, Peacock and USA Network, NBC Sports is once again looking forward to telling the stories of these world-class drivers and this compelling series,” Mike Perman, VP of programming at NBC Sports, said in a statement.

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Date Race/Track Network/Platform
Sun., March 5 Streets of St. Petersburg NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 2 Texas Motor Speedway NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 16 Streets of Long Beach NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 30 Barber Motorsports Park NBC, Peacock
Sat., May 13 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBC, Peacock
Sun., May 28 The 107th Indianapolis 500 NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 4 Streets of Detroit NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 18 Road America USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 2 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 16 Streets of Toronto Peacock
Sat., July 22 Iowa Speedway – Race 1 NBC, Peacock
Sun., July 23 Iowa Speedway – Race 2 NBC, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 6 Streets of Nashville NBC, Peacock
Sat., Aug. 12 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) USA Network, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 27 World Wide Technology Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 3 Portland International Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 10 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC, Peacock

NBC Sports Snags Indy 500 Broadcast, Streaming Rights

NBC Sports Group March 21 confirmed it has acquired broadcast/streaming rights to the famed Indianapolis 500 car race, beginning in 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Once a mainstay on “ABC’s Wide World of Sports,” the venerable oval track race has been broadcast on Disney-owned ABC Sports for the past 54 years.

Currently, IndyCar broadcasts are split between NBC and ABC, with NBC also splitting NASCAR broadcasts with Fox.

“This arrangement brings all of IndyCar to one home, increases our exposure and includes our first direct-to-consumer offer for our fans,” Mark Miles, CEO of IndyCar (formerly Indy Racing League), said in a statement.

Indeed, NBC Sports Gold, NBC Universal’s direct-to-consumer sports service, will stream all non-broadcast Indy events, including practice sessions, Indy Lights races and IndyCar racing replays.

Jon Miller, president of programing at NBC Sports and NBCSN, said IndyCar racing has seen a steady viewership increase over the past 10 years.

“We hope to continue that growth throughout the series by leveraging the TV, digital, production and marketing assets,” he said.