Indianapolis 500 : Opinion: Andretti Curse, Penske power and possible rain key wide-open Indy 500, The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday. For those fans looking for a quick breakdown of what they can expect to see, we have you covered.
When is the Indy 500?
What: 103rd Running of the Indy 500, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”
When: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, IN
Track info: 500 miles, 200 laps
Event time: Coverage begins on NBCSN at 9am ET and NBC at 11am ET
Start time: Approx. 12:45 pm ET
Where to watch: NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
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Frankly, all 33 drivers bring compelling narratives to the table ahead of Sunday’s race, but a few certainly stand out.
Among the biggest is Marco Andretti’s quest not only to break the “Andretti Curse” but to win his first 500 on the 50th anniversary of his grandfather Mario Andretti’s lone victory in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
While Mario’s son/Marco’s father, Michael Andretti, has enjoyed plenty of success as an owner (five victories, including three of the past five), no one with the Andretti name has conquered the Yard of Bricks in 50 years despite so many close calls.
Piloting a car with a livery honoring his grandfather’s victory, Marco Andretti hopes this can be the year he snaps the streak. If that happens, Mario Andretti said, “There’s going to be a celebration like you’ve never seen.”
Marco Andretti, front, leads a pack of cars down the front straightaway into Turn 1 during practice for the 103rd Indianapolis 500.
Indianapolis 500 Live Stream Watch Race Online TV
The Indianapolis 500 is one of the biggest events of Memorial Day Weekend, but who wants to spend their Sunday cooped up inside? If you want to catch every moment of the exciting IndyCar action, you can stream the whole event to your computer or laptop, or take it outside on your phone or tablet. All you need is a high speed internet connection and the right television streaming app.
NBC has the broadcast and streaming rights for the 103rd Indy 500, so 2019 is the first time in half a century that the race will appear on any channel other than ABC. That means you can catch the race on your local NBC station, stream it through NBC Sports, watch through a streaming service (scroll down for a variety of options and free trials), or even catch the action through the official Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) livestream.
Marco Andretti, front, leads a pack of cars down the front straightaway into Turn 1 during practice for the 103rd Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports)