Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Presented This Saturday And Sunday On NBC And Peacock

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 18, 2023 – NBC Sports’ coverage surrounding the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 from iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway continues this weekend with four hours of qualifying on Saturday and Sunday on NBC and Peacock to determine the 33-car starting grid for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Indy 500 qualifying coverage airs on Saturday, May 20, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, May 21, from 4-6 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Peacock will exclusively stream five hours of qualifying on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ET and from 4:30-6 p.m. ET as well as from 2-3 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Saturday’s qualifying coverage will feature the full field competing for positions in the Indy 500 starting grid with laps around IMS at speeds of 230+ miles per hour, resulting in the starting positions of 13-30. NBC Sports’ Tim Layden penned an essay about the importance and uniqueness of Indy 500 qualifying that will air during Saturday’s broadcast.

On Sunday, the pole winner and first four rows of the starting grid will be decided during Fast Six Qualifying. Last Chance Qualifying will determine starting positions of 31-33, while positions 7-12 will be finalized during Top 12 Qualifying.

The lead INDYCAR commentary team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst) and James Hinchcliffe (analyst) will call the weekend’s qualifying sessions. Marty SniderKevin LeeSteve LetarteDillon Welch and Dave Burns will provide reports from pit road.

Peacock is the exclusive home for practice, qualifying, warm up sessions and additional INDYCAR programming surrounding “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” continuing today at noon ET with coverage of an Indy 500 practice session. For more information about Peacock’s comprehensive streaming coverage of the 2023 INDYCAR season and how to sign up, click here.

Following is a rundown of NBC Sports’ coverage surrounding the 107th Indianapolis 500:


The 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be presented on Sunday, May 28, with seven hours of live coverage, beginning with a two-hour pre-race program exclusively on Peacock at 9 a.m. ET. Pre-race coverage will continue at 11 a.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Spanish-language cable network Universo, leading into race coverage starting at 12:30 p.m. ET.

In addition to practice and qualifying, exclusive coverage of Carb Day, the Indy 500 Parade, and Victory Celebration during race weekend will stream live on Peacock.

Following is the remaining programming schedule for the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and all events surrounding it over the next few weeks across NBC, Peacock and Universo:

Date Event Platform(s) Time (ET)
Thurs., May 18 Indy 500 Practice Peacock Noon-6 p.m.
Fri., May 19 Indy 500 Practice Peacock Noon-6 p.m.
Sat., May 20 Indy 500 Practice Peacock 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Indy 500 Full Field Qualifying Peacock 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Indy 500 Full Field Qualifying NBC, Peacock 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Indy 500 Full Field Qualifying Peacock 4:30-6 p.m.
Sun., May 21 Indy 500 Top 12 & Last Chance Practice Peacock 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Indy 500 Top 12 Qualifying Peacock 2-3 p.m.
Indy 500 Top 12 & Last Chance Qualifying NBC, Peacock 4-6 p.m.
Mon., May 22 Indy 500 Practice Peacock 1-3 p.m.
Fri., May 26 Indy 500 Final Practice on Carb Day Peacock 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pit Stop Competition Peacock 2:30-4 p.m.
Sat., May 27 Indy 500 Parade Peacock Noon-2 p.m.
Sun., May 28 Indy 500 Pre-Race Peacock 9-11 a.m.
Indy 500 Pre-Race NBC, Peacock, Universo 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 NBC, Peacock, Universo 12:30-4 p.m.
Mon., May 29 Indy 500 Victory Celebration Peacock 8:30-11 p.m.
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