Indy 500 : Memorial Day weekend is set to bring us three of the biggest events in motorsports: The Indianapolis 500 in IndyCar, the Coca-Cola 600 in NASCAR and the Monaco Grand Prix in Formula 1.
Indy 500 Live
They call it the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. This Sunday (May 26), the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place. If you haven’t already bought tickets for the infield, here’s how to watch the Indy 500 from the comfort of your living room, smartphone or tablet.
Green flag for the Indy 500 is set to go off at 12:45pm ET on Sunday as Simon Pagenaud is will start from the pole on Row 1. Pagenaud is 7/1 to win the race while defending race winner Will Power shares the same odds, starting the race from the second row in the sixth position. Formula 1 legend Fernando Alonso attempted to qualify for the event but failed and was bumped from the field.
The race is 200 laps and 500 miles long as drivers will look to drink the milk and kiss the bricks at the start-finish line. It is the 103rd running of the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ at the Brickyard.
Mario Andretti says he remembers everything about that May afternoon 50 years ago when he won the Indianapolis 500 — including the belief that his victory could be followed by a few more in the world’s biggest auto race.
More victories at Indianapolis, as race fans know, have not come for Andretti, now 79, or for his sons, his nephew or his grandson. Mario Andretti is aware that there is even a Wikipedia page for the “Andretti curse,” detailing the family’s 0-for-68 record at the Indy 500 since 1969.
“Over all, this ‘curse,’ I don’t buy at all,” Andretti said recently. “It was just something they came up with. I don’t agree with that at all. I look at the overall picture. We had some productive times there.”
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Mario Andretti’s name is synonymous with speed: He won four national championships, a Formula One world championship, a Daytona 500 stock-car race, the 12 Hours of Sebring and his class in the 24 Hours at Le Mans. He even won midget-class and dirt-track races.
His victory at the 1969 Indy 500 in an STP-sponsored Hawk/Ford stands alone because of his back story: At 15, he emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1955 with his family, settling in Nazareth, Pa. He spoke no English.
How can I stream the Indy 500?
You can stream the race for free on NBC.com if you have a cable subscription. NBC’s app is also available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Amazon Echo, Roku, Xbox, and Samsung and Vizio smart TVs.
If you’re a cord-cutter, you have several options. Probably the least expensive is to buy an HDTV antenna to get NBC over the air. Our favorite value antenna, the Mohu Leaf Metro, costs about $15, and unless you’re outside a major metro area, you should be able to get your local NBC affiliate. You can also try one of the following streaming services, though you’’ll want to check to ensure that whichever service you sign up for carries your local NBC affiliate.
DirecTV Now: DirecTV’s streaming service starts at $50 per month, and includes more than 45 channels, including HBO. DirecTV offers a seven-day free trial.