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How to watch the 2021 Indianapolis 500 on TV and via live stream

We break down the viewing detials for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing talks with team owner Chip Ganassi, left, following his qualifying run for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
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The 105th Indianapolis 500 will take place Sunday with Scott Dixon in pole position followed by Ed Carpenter and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Here’s how fans can watch the Indy 500 on TV and live stream over Memorial Day weekend.

TV and info

Date: Sunday, May 30
Time: 12:45 p.m. ET
TV channel: NBC
Live stream:, NBC Sports app


Dixon, who won in 2008, is the favorite to win at +350 according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Colton Herta and Patricio O’Ward have the next best odds at +700 and +1100 respectively, but Dixon is the clear leader. Reigning champion Takuma Sato is +2000 to win.

Recent history

Soto could become the second active driver with three Indy 500 victories if he wins Sunday. The last time a rookie racer won was in 2016 when Alexander Rossi lifted the trophy. He was also the last American to win the race. This will be the second Indy 500 under owner Roger Penske.

2021 Indianapolis 500 starting lineup

2021 Indy 500 starting grid

Row Driver 1 Driver 2 Driver 3
Row Driver 1 Driver 2 Driver 3
1 Scott Dixon Colton Herta Rinus VeeKay
2 Ed Carpenter Tony Kanaan Alex Palou
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay Helio Castroneves Marcus Ericsson
4 Alexander Rossi Ed Jones Patricio O'Ward
5 Pietro Fittipaldi Felix Rosenqvist Takuma Sato
6 James Hinchcliffe Scott McLaughlin Graham Rahal
7 Conor Daly Jack Harvey Josef Newgarden
8 J.R. Hildebrand Santino Ferrucci Juan Pablo Montoya
9 Marco Andretti Simon Pagenaud Sebastien Bourdais
10 Stefan Wilson Max Chilton Dalton Kellett
11 Sage Karam Will Power Simona de Silvestro