Live coverage of the Indy 500 starts at 1pm ET on Sunday 23rd August on NBC and will be streaming on the NBC Sports app.The green flag signalling the start of the race will drop at 2.30pm ET.
You can subscribe to NBC through your local cable provider’s TV package, or via the Sling TV.Want to watch for free? US fans also have to option to watch the Indy 500 via FuboTV, a streaming service that offers a 7-day free trial.
Viewers in the USA can watch the Indy 500 free, via a 7-day free trial of fuboTV. You can cancel the 7-day free trial at any time, without paying any fees. (US fans abroad will need to use a VPN to take advantage of the fuboTV offer). UK viewers can catch the Indy 500 live on Sky Sports F1.
What channel is the Indy 500 on today?
Race: 104th Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, Aug. 23
Start time: 1 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. ET green flag)
TV channel: NBC
Live stream: NBC Sports Gold | fuboTV
2020 Indy 500
Yes, while plans originally called for the event to held at 50% capacity, with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway seating have more than 100,000 paid fans in attendance (normally they take in around 275,000), they had to change plans 2 weeks after issuing that announcement.
A track press release reads: “This tough decision was made following careful consideration and extensive consultation with state and city leadership.” The statement went on to note that “the COVID-19 trends in Marion County and Indiana have worsened. Since our June 26 announcement, the number of cases in Marion County has tripled while the positivity rate has doubled.”
Good on the IMS. Anyways, it’s really easy to watch the Indy 500 live streams online, from around the world, especially with our guide. We’ve even got a way to watch it all for free.
How to watch the Indy 500 live stream with a VPN
If you’ve had to leave your own “bubble” — or you’ve been hit by a dreaded local blackout — and you can’t watch the Indy 500 live streams on cable, you’re not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won’t hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.
Not sure which VPN is right for you? We’ve tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you’ve got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.
Indy 500 live streams in the US are basically free
In the U.S., we’re watching the Indianapolis 500 on NBC. That means the big race is super easy for anyone with one of the best TV antennas or cable. But cord-cutters should set up with fan favorite fuboTV.
We recommend fuboTV because it’s on our best streaming services list for a reason, packing all the sports content you could ask for, and then some.