The 105th Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday, May 30 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and airs live on NBC at 11 a.m. ET, with a pre-race starting at 9 a.m. on NBCSN.
A sold-out crowd of 135,000 people will be in attendance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 40 percent of the track’s 235,000-seat capacity, according to track owner Roger Penske.
Here are the details and start times for the 105th Indy 500 (all times are ET):
TV info, Indy 500 start times, 2021 schedule
5 a.m.: Garage opening
6 o’clock in the morning: Open doors
6.30 a.m.: Technical control
8h15: Cars pushed into the pit lane
10h30: Cars on the starting grid
11:47 a.m.: Pilot presentations
12h38: Command to start the motors
12h45: Green flag for the 105th Indy 500
How do I watch the Indy 500 on TV?
The Indy 500 will air on NBC. Pre-race coverage will begin at 9 a.m. on NBCSN, switch to NBC at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m., followed by a post-race show on NBCSN. It will also be available to stream on the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com.
Indy 500 race information
DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (500 miles) around the 2.5 mile oval of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
PROVIDE: According to Wunderground.com, it should be 63 degrees with a 0% chance of green flag rain.
WINNER OF THE RACE IN DEFENSE: Takuma Sato
QUALIFICATION: The peloton of 33 cars has been set for May 22 and 23. Scott Dixon won the Indy 500 pole position for the fourth time in his career.
Click here for the starting lineup in the 105th Indy 500.
NBCSPORTS.COM COVER: Below are links to stories from IndyCar this week on Motorsports Talk.
Scott Dixon leads Carb Day final training for the Indy 500
Dixon remains PointsBet favorite for the Indy 500
Colton Herta angry with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing over photo incident
ORAL HISTORY OF THE INDY 500 / US 500 1996:
John Menard remembers a moving and eventful May 1996
Buddy Lazier on his remarkable comeback from a broken back to win the 1996 Indy 500
The hapless US 500 and the CART-IRL split that precipitated an embarrassing start
The lost generation of stars who never won the Indy 500