It’s Indy 500 Week! 106th Running Of ‘The Greatest Spectacle In Racing’ This Sunday

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 23, 2022 – The 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge from historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes place this Sunday, May 29, with coverage starting at 11 a.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo (subject to local blackout restrictions). Six-time INDYCAR champion Scott Dixon won the pole position and will lead the field to the green flag for this year’s Indy 500.

Five hours of live race day programming from IMS on Sunday will get underway with pre-race coverage at 11 a.m. ET, followed by race coverage at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo (subject to local blackout restrictions). This will be the first time that “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will be broadcast on a domestic Spanish-language network when it airs on Universo and its streaming platforms.

The Indianapolis 500 will be called by NBC Sports’ lead INDYCAR team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst) and James Hinchcliffe (analyst). Diffey and Bell will call their fourth consecutive Indy 500s, while Hinchcliffe makes his debut as part of the Indy 500 broadcast booth. Marty Snider, Kevin Lee, Dave Burns, and Dillon Welch will serve as pit reporters.

Bell and Hinchcliffe have combined to make 19 career Indy 500 starts. Bell registered a career-best fourth-place finish in 2009, while Hinchcliffe earned the pole position for the race in 2016 and has three career Top 10 finishes. In addition to the Indy 500, Diffey has also been the play-by-play voice of many of motorsports’ most prestigious events, including the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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NBC Sports’ complete Indy 500 roster of race and studio commentators includes host Mike Tirico and studio analyst and former INDYCAR driver Danica Patrick, who became the first woman to lead laps and earn a top-five finish in the Indianapolis 500 in 2005. Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of racing’s most popular personalities and an NBC Sports motorsports analyst, will contribute to pre-race coverage alongside motorsports reporter Rutledge Wood, and will join Tirico and Patrick on the Peacock Pit Box on pit road for segments during the race.

Emmy-award winning associate producer and network host Omar Amador will join Indy 500 race announcer Sergio Rodriguez to provide commentary on Universo and streaming on and the Telemundo Deportes app. Three-time Indy 500 driver Milka Duno will serve as a studio guest.

This week’s Indianapolis 500 coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway begins this afternoon with a practice session at 1 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock. Coverage continues with the final practice session on Carb Day this Friday at 11 a.m. ET on Peacock. Below is this week’s Indianapolis 500 coverage on NBC, Peacock and Universo:

Date Coverage Network/Streaming Time (ET)
Mon., May 23 Indy 500 Practice Peacock 1 p.m.
Fri., May 27 Indy 500 Final Practice on Carb Day Peacock 11 a.m.
Pit Stop Challenge Peacock 2:30 p.m.
Sun., May 29 106th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge NBC, Peacock, Universo* 11 a.m.

*subject to local blackout restrictions

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