2024 Indy 500 Schedule; TV Coverage and More

2024 Indy 500 Schedule

The 2024 Indy 500 schedule starts on Friday May 24th, 2024. The live race coverage starts on Sunday on NBC at 12PM ET in the United States. This will be the 108th edition of the Indianapolis 500 and takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race traditionally occurs during Memorial Day weekend, and we’ll go over all of the schedules and more for you. 

What Time Does the 2024 Indy 500 Take Place? 

The 2024 Indy 500 starts at 12:45 PM ET on March 26th, 2024. The time can get modified a tad based on race-day conditions and at the discretion of the race director. If you are attending the race in person, the gates will open at 6 AM. The driver introductions are made at 11:47 am. 

What TV Channels is the Indy 500 2024 on? 

Turn one at Indianapolis Speedway
Turn one at Indianapolis Speedway

For 2024, the Indy 500 TV coverage in the United States will be on NBC and streamed on Peacock. If you are local to the event, it will be on WTHR (Channel 13). If you live in the U.K, the race will be on Sky Sports F1. Since the Indy 500 takes place on the same day as the Monaco Grand Prix, coverage begins approximately two hours after the Grand Prix coverage concludes. 

2024 Indy 500 Schedule 

Here is the 2024 Indy 500 schedule for you. The events get started on Friday May 24th and continue through race day on May 26th, 2024. Closer to race day, if the schedule changes, we’ll update you here. Specifically, on what local events that get added to streaming or TV coverage for those who like to experience everything the Indianapolis 500 has to offer. 

2024 Indy 500 TV Schedule (and Local Events)

DateTime (ET)EventTV
Friday, May 248:00 AMGates OpenN/A
Friday, May 2411 AM – 1 PMPracticeN/A
Friday, May 242:30 PM – 4 PMPit Stop ChallengeN/A
Friday, May 244PM – 6 PMCarb Day ConcertN/A
Saturday, May 258:00 AMGates OpenN/A
Saturday, May 259 – 10 AMAutographsN/A
Saturday, May 2512:00 PMIndy 500 ParadeNBC/ Peacock
Saturday, May 257:00 PMLegends’ Day ConcertN/A
Sunday, May 266:00 AMGates OpenN/A
Sunday, May 269:00 AMCars to Pit LaneN/A
Sunday, May 2610:30 AMCars to Grid on Front StretchN/A
Sunday, May 2611:47 AMDriver IntroductionsN/A
Sunday, May 2612:00 PMNational TV Coverage BeginsNBC/ Peacock
Sunday, May 2612:45 PMGreen Flag / Race StartNBC/ Peacock
2024 Indy 500 Schedule

What’s so cool about the Indy 500? 

2024 will be the 108th edition of the famous race. It is one of the most-watched race events in the United States. The Indy 500 Festival takes place throughout May leading up to the event. The 500 mile race makes 200 laps around the course. We’ll also get to see Kyle Larson attempt to race both the Indy 500 and the NASCAR Coca Cola 600 this year.

If there is rain, the race gets stopped and postponed until it stops. The Indy 500 becomes official after 101 laps have been run. There are no permanent lights on the track, so if the delays go that long, it picks back up later (first possible day). It’s just a cool race to check out if you have time. 

Indy 500 Race Highlights (2023)

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. March Madness is my favorite time of year before we hit the NBA and NHL playoffs. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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