IMS lifts local TV blackout for the 2021 Indy 500 — only the fifth time in history. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday that it had sold all tickets available for Sunday’s Indy 500 and would lift the Indianapolis-area blackout.
Why is the Indy 500 blacked out in Indiana?
Covid restrictions last year eventually caused a postponed race (in August instead of May) to run in front of an empty stadium and, therefore, with blackout required, fans throughout the state of Indiana watched live on their NBC-affiliated TV station WTHR.
Is Indy 500 televised in Indiana?
SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Race fans in central Indiana will be able to watch this year’s Indianapolis 500 live on television, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday.
Is the Indy 500 blacked out this year?
The Indy 500 is notorious for this, with a longstanding blackout for Indianapolis and central Indiana. … This year, with capacity limited due to the pandemic, officials waited until the last minute to announce that the blackout will indeed be lifted for Sunday’s 105th running.
How can I watch the Indianapolis 500 in Indiana?
The Indianapolis 500 gets started at 12:45 p.m. and will air on NBC. If you are not in front of a TV, you can view the race via live online stream at NBCSports.com/live or through the NBC Sports app.
What time does the green flag drop at the Indianapolis 500?
When is the Indy 500 start time? The green flag drops at 12:45 p.m., May 30.
Will the Indy 500 have fans in 2021?
Fan attendance at the Indy 500 in 2021
That will not be the case again in 2021. The Indy 500 will move forward with 135,000 fans in attendance, which will be the largest crowd for a single event during the coronavirus pandemic. That 135,000 number represents about 40 percent of the venue’s capacity.
How long does the Indianapolis 500 last?
The race will then start at 12:45 and like run somewhere in the three hour range barring any kind of weather delay. Last year, Takuma Sato won the Indy 500 with a time of 3 hours, 10 minutes and 5 seconds. The previous two years went under three hours, running 2:50:39 in 2019 and 2:59:42 in 2018.
What day is the Indianapolis 500?
Sunday, May 29, 2022
What time is the Indy 500 on Sunday?
While it stands to be far smaller than pre-pandemic attendance — IMS usually holds 300,000 people on race day — Sunday will still be the largest gathering of people at a sporting event since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. START TIME: Noon ET. GREEN FLAG: 12:45 p.m. ET. TV: NBC.
Are masks required at Indy 500?
Wear a Face Covering
Masks or face coverings will be required throughout the facility for all guests over the age of 4.
What channel is the Indianapolis 500 on?
But for those at home wanting to watch along, NBC Sports Network will be carrying Indy 500 coverage at 9 a.m. before it transitions over at 11 a.m. to NBC.
Indianapolis 500 schedule 2021.
|12:45 p.m. ET:||Green flag for the 105th Indy 500||NBC|
|3:45 p.m. ET (est.):||Checkered flag||NBC|
What channel is NBC in Indianapolis?
WTHR, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.
How can I watch the Indianapolis 500 online?
US fans also have to option to watch the Indy 500 via FuboTV, a streaming service that carries NBC and offers a free 7-day trial. FuboTV supports Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and Android phones/tablets. You can also use FuboTV to watch the Indy 500 on your TV using Google Chromecast or Apple Airplay.