2021 NTT IndyCar Series: How to watch the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season continues this weekend with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg taking place this Sunday, April 25 in Florida. Pre-race coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET on NBC. See below for additional information how to watch/live stream the event.

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Reigning and six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, two-time IndyCar champion and two-time defending Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg winner Josef Newgarden, 2019 Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, former Formula One racer Romain Grosjean, and last week’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama winner Alex Palou are just a few of the biggest stars competing this weekend. Click here to find the entry list for this weekend’s event.

Sunday’s race will be broadcast on NBC; all practice and qualifying sessions this season will be streamed live on Peacock Premium. See below for additional information on how to watch the race.

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How to watch the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg:

  • Where: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • When: Sunday, April 25
  • Start Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream liveWatch online or with the NBC Sports App

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2022 Indy 500: How to buy tickets, TV info/live stream information

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From the field of 33 racing for glory to the epic infield party and making memories that will last a lifetime, come watch the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Click here to reserve your seat and buy tickets.

The 2022 Indy 500 takes place on Sunday, May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Our live coverage of the Indy 500 begins at 11:00 am ET on NBC and runs through 4:00 p.m. ET. Viewers can also stream the event on the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com.

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See below for additional information on how to purchase tickets to the 2022 Indy 500.

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How to watch the 2022 Indy 500:

  • When: Sunday, May 29
  • Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.
  • Time: Live coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Watch: NBC
  • Buy Tickets: Click here to buy tickets to attend.
  • Live Stream: NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com

How many fans will be allowed to attend the Indy 500?

For the first time in three years, the Indy 500 will be at full capacity with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions having been lifted. Last year, there were 135,000 fans permitted in the 230,000-seat grandstands.

The infield also has been reopened to fans. The Snake Pit festival will return on race day with a roster of EDM superstars in concert that includes Martin Garrix, Galantis, Steve Aoki and deadmau5.

For tickets to the Snake Pit festival, the Indy 500, the Carb Day Miller Lite concert or any practices and qualifying, click here to reserve a seat.

How many laps and how long is the Indy 500?

The race is 500 miles over 200 laps. Depending on the number of yellow flags, the Indy 500 typically takes about 3 hours to complete (give or take 30 minutes).

There will be no restrictions for this year’s event, which also will enjoy the Carb Day and prerace Snake Pit concerts that have been absent the past three years.

When is qualifying for the Indy 500?

The 33-car field for the Indy 500 will be set over the May 21-22 weekend before the race. Scott Dixon is the defending Indy 500 pole-sitter, qualifying first at the Brickyard for the fourth time in his career.

May 21: Practice, 9-10:30 a.m., Peacock Premium; Indy 500 qualifying, noon-5:50 p.m., Peacock Premium

May 22: Last Chance practice, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Peacock Premium; Top 12 practice, 12:30-2 p.m., Peacock Premium; Last Chance qualifying, 2-3 p.m., Peacock Premium; Top 12 qualifying, 4 p.m., NBC; Indy 500 Firestone Fast Six, 5:10 p.m., NBC.

Don’t miss any of the action, click here to find the find 2022 IndyCar schedule information, start times, highlights, videos, and more. 

How to watch 103rd Indy 500 on NBC Sports

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Thirty-three drivers. 200 laps. 500 miles. One bottle of cold milk.

The 103rd running of the Indy 500 airs on Sunday, May 26 at 11 a.m. ET for the first time ever on NBC and the NBC Sports app. Mike Tirico will be the host for NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of one of the biggest spectacles in racing and will also be joined by the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick.

Last year’s race was won by Will Power and this year’s edition will feature drivers James Hinchcliffe, Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, Fernando Alonso, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, and many more.

Don’t miss out on any of the exciting action! Here’s everything you need to know for racing at the Brickyard on NBC, NBCSN, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold.

When is Indy 500 qualifying?

Find out who will lead the field of 33 to the green flag for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 with qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, May 19.

What is Carb Day and when is it?

It’s racing. It’s rock and roll. It’s Carb Day! On Friday, May 24 Indianapolis Motor Speedway will throw a party filled with racing and music, featuring the final practice for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, the Freedom 100, the Indy 500 Pit Stop Competition, and the Carb Day Concert, headlined by Foreigner and Kool & the Gang.

When is the Indy 500 and how do I watch?

The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 26. Live coverage begins at 11 a.m. ET on NBC and streaming on the NBC Sports app.

IndyCar Pass on NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar fans can also watch every qualifying, practice, race, and more, live and commercial-free and on-demand with the NBC Sports Gold IndyCar pass.

The full schedule of events can be seen below:

Date Time (ET) Event Platform
May 14 11 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
May 15 11 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
May 16 11 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
May 17 11 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
May 18 8 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
11 a.m. Indy 500 Qualifying NBC Sports Gold
5 p.m. Indy 500 Qualifying NBCSN/NBC Sports Gold
May 19 10:15 a.m. Indy 500 Practice NBC Sports Gold
May 24 11 a.m. Indy 500 Carb Day NBCSN/NBC Sports Gold
1 p.m. IndyLights – Firestone 100 NBCSN/NBC Sports Gold
2 p.m. Indy 500 Carb Day NBCSN/NBC Sports Gold
May 25 11:45 a.m. Indy 500 Parade NBC Sports Gold
May 27 7:30 p.m. Red Carpet/Indy 500 Victory Banquet NBC Sports Gold