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What channel is the Indy 500 on today? TV coverage & live stream to watch the 2021 race in Indianapolis

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Indy 500 qualifying results: Pole, starting lineup for 2021 race at Indianapolis

The Indianapolis 500 is back to its usual spot in the calendar of May. 

Due to the pandemic, the Indy 500 was pushed back to August last year and found itself with no fans on hand to take in the experience of the race. 

That will all change as once again the race is being held over Memorial Day weekend, and this year, there will be fans back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch the race. 

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Race coverage will once again be on NBC and it will start as early as 9 a.m. on NBC Sports Network before NBC takes over coverage at 11 a.m., with the race scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m.

When the race begins, Scott Dixon will be taking off from the pole position after he came away with the fifth-fastest qualifying time in Indy 500 history last Sunday.

Here’s all the information you need to watch the Indy 500 on Sunday. 

What channel is the Indy 500 on today? 

  • Race: 105th Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Date: Sunday, May 30
  • State time: 11 a.m. (12:45 p.m. ET green flag)
  • TV channel: NBC
  • Live stream: NBC Sports | Peacock | fuboTV

NBC Sports will provide the entire coverage from prerace to postrace of the Indy 500 on Sunday. The Indy 500 is in its third year of being aired on NBC after the past 54 races had been held on ABC. 

Below are the top 40 TV markets in the United States and each area’s local NBC affiliate. 

Market NBC TV channel (Digital)
New York 4 (35)
Los Angeles 4 (36)
Chicago 5 (33)
Philadelphia 10 (28)
Dallas 5 (24)
San Francisco-Bay Area 11 (13)
Washington, DC 4 (34)
Houston 2 (35)
Boston 15 (32)
Atlanta 11 (10)
Phoenix 12 (12)
Tampa-St. Petersburg 8 (7)
Seattle 5 (25)
Detroit 4 (32)
Minneapolis-St. Paul 11 (11)
Miami 6 (31)
Denver 9 (9)
Orlando 2 (11)
Cleveland 3 (19)
Sacramento 3 (35)
Charlotte 36 (24)
Portland 8 (8)
Indianapolis 13 (13)
Baltimore 11 (12)
Raleigh-Durham 5 (17)
Nashville 4 (10)
San Diego 39 (17)
Salt Lake City 5 (23)
San Antonio 4 (28)
Kansas City 41 (36)
Hartford-New Haven 30 (31)
Columbus 38 (35)
Milwaukee 4 (32)
West Palm Beach 5 (12)
Cincinnati 5 (20)
Greenville 4 (30)
Las Vegas 3 (22)
Austin 36 (21)

NBC’s Mike Tirico will once again provide prerace coverage alongside former IndyCar driver Danica Patrick. 

During the race, Leigh Differy will cover play-by-play with Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy as analysts and Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast and Kevin Lee as pit reporters. 

There will also be a new addition with Jimmie Johnson joining the broadcast crew, working with Steve Letarte as an analyst on the Peacock Pit Box. 

MORE: Odds, expert picks & betting favorites for Indy 500

Indianapolis 500 schedule 2021

The Indy 500 schedule begins well before viewers will be able to tune into the action. Drivers have been practicing and working on qualifying for the race over the past several days. 

On Sunday, the garages will be opening at 5 a.m. and the gates open at 6 a.m. as the teams prepare for the racing day ahead. 

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. After the checkered flag flies, which should be around 3:45 p.m., race coverage will continue on NBC until 4 p.m., when it changes back to NBCSN for postrace coverage. 

Time Event TV Channel
5 a.m. ET: Garage opens
6 a.m. ET: Gates open
6:30 a.m. ET: Tech inspection
8:15 a.m. ET: Cars pushed to pit lane
10:30 a.m. ET: Cars on the starting grid NBCSN
11:47 a.m. ET: Driver introductions NBC
12:38 p.m. ET: Command to start engines NBC
12:45 p.m. ET: Green flag for the 105th Indy 500 NBC
3:45 p.m. ET (est.): Checkered flag NBC

How to watch the Indy 500 live online

For those that won’t be able to watch the Indy 500 on cable, there are many options to stream the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Instead of purchasing NBC Sports Gold’s IndyCar Pass as in past years, racing fans can subscribe to Peacock Premium, which will have access to all IndyCar racing content that the previous service had. 

There are also other options for streaming. Below are the links for each one.

Indy 500 radio broadcasts

Many will just opt to listen to the race during the day. Local audiences can tune into 93.1 FM, WFNI-107.5 / 1070 AM.

Listeners hoping to hear it on satellite radio can tune into Pennzoil IndyCar Radio Network or NBC Sports on Siriux XM, with the following options:

  • Sirius channel 211
  • XM channel 205
  • Internet channel 205. 

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Padres’ Manny Machado wore the perfect Father’s Day footwear

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Padres' Manny Machado wore the perfect Father's Day footwear

Manny Machado’s got heat on feet. Kind of.

While ostentatious, loud and colorful cleats are all the rage in baseball, the Padres’ star third baseman dialed it down on Father’s Day. Like, a lot down.

Machado took the field wearing a pair of Nike Air Monarch cleats — the preeminent, iconic dad shoe — during San Diego’s Dad Day matchup vs. the Reds.

The Monarchs have fostered a reputation for being an unforgettable dad-worn sneaker, making Machado’s footwear a tremendous salute to fathers (and grillmasters) around the country.

What makes the cleats even better is that they are in the classic white, silver and navy blue colorway, which is the only way to wear those bad boys. While these are Jordan Brand player-exclusive cleats, they’re dad-exclusive away from the field.

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Machado has worn all different makes of cleats throughout his career, usually flashy and gaudy types. The All-Star infielder has worn Jordan 11s, 12s, 4s and a bunch of others on the field.

Still, lacing up a pair of Grillmaster 5s on Father’s Day earned him plenty of praise from fans who understood the tribute:

You’ll probably be able to catch Machado after the game at a BBQ near you, likely cracking some bad puns and calling everyone “big guy.”

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Nets’ Kevin Durant joining Team USA for Tokyo Olympics after Game 7 loss vs. Bucks, report says

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Nets' Kevin Durant joining Team USA for Tokyo Olympics after Game 7 loss vs. Bucks, report says

Kevin Durant isn’t going to be taking much time off this summer.

In fact, he appears to be ready for more action despite playing all 53 minutes of the Nets’ Game 7 overtime loss to the Bucks and scoring a game-high 48 points. And he’s joining another super team that has title hopes.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Durant is expected to commit to Team USA ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Durant would become the sixth player to commit to Team USA, joining another player with Olympic experience, Draymond Green, and four first-time Olympians: Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal and Devin Booker.

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Durant competed in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. He averaged 19.5 points at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and 19.4 points at the 2012 London Olympics.

In addition, Durant shot 54.6 percent from the shorter-range international 3-point line at the two tournaments and has compiled a 39-0 record in international play.

Team USA can now turn its attention to its remaining question marks with Durant’s commitment reportedly secured. Anthony Davis and LeBron James won’t be participating in this year’s Olympics, but Stephen Curry was “50-50” about competing in the event.

Either way, Team USA should be considered the top threat at the 2021 Summer Games with Durant in the fold.

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Yankees secure win vs. Athletics with another triple play, tie MLB record

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Yankees secure win vs. Athletics with another triple play, tie MLB record

If a double play is a pitcher’s best friend, then what’s a triple play?

The Yankees had already turned two triple plays this season before Sunday, including one that has literally never been seen before in MLB history. Then they pulled off one more, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

With the Yankees teetering on the brink of danger in the ninth inning, closer Aroldis Chapman got A’s catcher Sean Murphy to ground to third baseman Gio Urshela, who stepped on the bag and relayed to DJ LeMahieu, who then threw to Chris Gittens for the 5-4-3 game-ender.

It was a record-tying play by the Yankees: The high-water mark for triple plays turned in a season is three, with the feat most recently accomplished by the White Sox in 2016.

The Yankees’ second triple play of the year — a 1-3-6-2-5-6 triple killing vs. the Blue Jays on June 17 — had never accomplished in baseball history:

The around-the-horn game-ending triple play on Father’s Day secured a 2-1 victory over Oakland and gave New York the series win over a hot A’s team. New York moves to 38-33 and continues to right the ship in an up-and-down season.

But, hey, that’s a pretty cool gift for dads everywhere.

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