The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 is set to rev up from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, although it will be like no race previous with no fans in attendance.
In the United States, the race will be televised on NBC. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET, with the race set to start at about 2:30 p.m. ET. If you don’t have cable, here’s how you can watch a live stream of the Indy 500 online:
How to Watch Indy 500 on FuboTV
NBC (live in most markets) is one of the 107 live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Indy 500 live online on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the race on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
How to Watch Indy 500 on Sling TV
NBC (live in select markets) is one of 47 channels included in the ‘Sling Blue’ package. It’s the cheapest streaming service with NBC if you plan on keeping it long-term, and it also comes with a free trial:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Indy 500 live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
How to Watch Indy 500 on Hulu
NBC (live in most markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies. You can watch immediately with a seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Indy 500 live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Indy 500 Preview
The milk will be ready to go as the drivers line up for the 104th Indy 500 on Monday. But like many other sports, this edition of the race will be like no other. IndyCar announced in March that it would be moving the legendary race to August. It’s the first time it won’t be held in its traditional May date.
“The Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is my favorite time of year, and like our fans, I am disappointed that we have had to reschedule the Indianapolis 500,” track owner Roger Penske said in a March release. “However, the health and safety of our event participants and spectators is our top priority, and we believe that postponing the event is the responsible decision with the conditions and restrictions we are facing.
“We will continue to focus on ways we can enhance the customer experience in the months ahead, and I’m confident we will welcome fans with a transformed facility and a global spectacle when we run the world’s greatest race.”
It will be a very competitive field competing for the crown. According to the IndyCar website, thee are eight drivers taking part who are former winners — the most since 1992.
That includes three-time winner Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Will Power and defending champion Simon Pagenaud.
There was an interesting winner at the qualifying Fast Nine Shootout, with Marco Andretti, the grandson of legendary driver Mario Andretti, taking the top spot.
“I slammed my fist down so hard on the table, I think I broke it,” Mario told INDYCAR just moments after Marco took the top spot in qualifying. “And I have to drive the two-seater next week when I come out there to Indianapolis.
“I was as emotional as I’ve ever been,” Mario added. “I’ve never been so nervous in my life, especially after I saw his teammates go out there and somehow, they lost speed. I thought, ‘Oh, my God.’ But he did a spectacular drive. He really drove beautifully. He kept his composure all the way.”
Here’s the starting grid for the race:
1. Marco Andretti, 98
2. Scott Dixon, 9
3. Takuma Sato, 30
4. Rinus VeeKay, 21
5. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 28
6. James Hinchcliffe, 29
7. Alex Palou, 55
8. Graham Rahal, 15
9. Alexander Rossi, 27
10. Colton Herta, 88
11. Marcus Ericsson, 8
12. Spencer Pigot, 45
13. Josef Newgarden, 1
14. Felix Rosenqvist, 10
15. Pato O’Ward, 5
16. Ed Carpenter, 20
17. Zach Veach, 26
18. Conor Daly, 47
19. Santino Ferrucci, 18
20. Jack Harvey, 60
21. Oliver Askew, 7
22. Will Power, 12
23. Tony Kanaan, 14
24. Dalton Kellett, 41
25. Simon Pagenaud, 22
26. Fernando Alonso, 66
27. James Davison, 51
28. Helio Castroneves
29. Charlie Kimball, 4
30. Max Chilton, 59
31. Sage Karam, 24
32. JR Hildebrand, 67
33. Ben Hanley, 81