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Indy 500 schedule – practice, qualifying, race day

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Practice for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 begins next Wednesday. Here's what's happening when, and how to watch it.

Wednesday Aug. 12

11.00am – 1.00pm   Practice – Oval veterans (NBC Sports Gold)
1.00pm – 3.00pm     Practice – Rookies and refreshers (NBC Sports Gold)
3.00pm – 5.00pm     Practice – all cars (NBC Sports Gold)

Thursday, Aug. 13

11.00am – 5.30pm   Practice – all cars (NBC Sports Gold)

Friday, Aug. 14

11.00am – 5.30pm   Practice – all cars at 150kPa boost (NBC Sports Gold)
5.45pm Draw for Qualification order

Saturday, Aug. 15

8.30am – 9.00am      Practice Group 1 (NBC Sports Gold)
9.00am – 9.30am      Practice Group 2 (NBC Sports Gold)
11.00am – 4.50pm   Qualifying (NBC Sports Gold, NBC simulcast 3.00 - 5.00pm)

Sunday, Aug. 16

11.00am – 11.30am Practice – Fast Nine (NBC Sports Gold)
1.15pm – 2.15pm     Qualifying – Fast Nine (NBC Sports Gold, NBC simulcast 1.00 - 3.00pm)
followed by P1 pole award presentation and front row virtual press conference
3.30pm – 6.00pm     Practice – all cars, back down to race 130kPa boost (NBC Sports Gold, NBCSN simulcast)

Friday, Aug. 21

11.00am – 1.00pm   Practice (final) – all cars (NBC Sports Gold, NBCSN simulcast 11.00am - 1.30pm)

Sunday, Aug. 23

(NBC 1.00pm - 6.00pm)
12.40pm – 1.10pm   Push out to pitlane
1.10pm – 1.20pm     Engine warm-up
1.20pm – 1.45pm     Cars to grid
2.14pm                       “Drivers to your cars”
2.23pm                       “Drivers start your engines”
2.30pm                       Green flag for 104th running of the Indianapolis 500

 

Photo by: Michael L. Levitt / Motorsport Images

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Series IndyCar
Event Indy 500
Author David Malsher-Lopez