The Indy 500 live stream is today (May 30), and it's scheduled to begin at at 12:45 p.m. ET | 9:45 a.m. PT | 5:45 p.m. BST.
It's on NBC, and should end by 4 p.m. ET.
It's time for the Indy 500 live stream — and we've got some history at hand in one of the biggest days of the year in racing. And this year has some history at hand. For the first time since 1911, a pit crew containing a majority of women will be running the pit stops for an IndyCar.
They will service Simona De Silvestro’s No. 16 Paretta Autosport Chevy, and the team is the culmination of a six-year plan from team owner Beth Paretta, who told ESPN that she's "trying to expand the grid."
That's not the only story at hand. Last week, Will Power (who won the 2018 Indy 500) made the race's last row — even after clipping his car against the wall of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Power is on Team Penske, a squad unfamiliar with having its Indy 500 live stream spot in jeopardy. Sage Karam was fastest on the 23rd, and will have the 31 spot in row 11, followed by Power and De Silvestro. Charlie Kimball and RC Enerson, both failed to qualify, a particularly stinging loss for the former, who was in the last 10 Indy 500 races.
Power chases Mario Andretti (who is in Row 9) for the record number of poles in series history, with 62 to Andretti's 67.
The other big story here is that the 2021 Indy 500 live stream will have fans in attendance. And early report show that those fans don't plan on obeying face-mask rules. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials will have hundreds of "mask ambassadors," to try and enforce the rules.
How to watch Indy 500 live streams with a VPN
If you've had to leave your own "bubble" -- or you've been hit by a dreaded local blackout -- and you can't watch Indy 500 live streams on cable, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.
Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.
Indy 500 live streams in the US
Indy 500 live streams are on NBC for the main race. NBCSN has your pre-race coverage and the Indy 500 practice live stream on Friday's Miller Lite Carb Day (which is also on Peacock).
NBC and NBCSN are both included in Fubo and Sling Blue. Sling TV is currently discounting its first month's bill to $10 ($25 off) In a case of "you get what you pay for," the $65 per month Fubo (which has a 7-day free trial) packs many more channels.
Indy 500 live streams in the UK
Race fans in the U.K. can watch the Indy 500 live streams starting at 5:45 p.m. BST — and the should last approximately. It's on Sky Sports and Now TV.
Indy 500 live streams in Canada
Racing fans in Canada need SportsNet to watch Indy 500 live streams. The race is on SN360 and SNWL, with coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET.
Indy 500 starting grid
|Juan Pablo Montoya
|Simona De Silvestro
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