Alex Palou leads the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500. (Penske Entertainment/Aaron Skillman)

IndyCar & NBC Reveal Start Times For All Races

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — IndyCar fans can plan their TV viewing for the 2024 season as IndyCar and NBC announced starting times on Tuesday afternoon.

The schedule is headlined by the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 26, with coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

The 2024 season kicks off on NBC and Peacock with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding at noon ET on Sunday, March 10.

Highlights of NBC Sports’ 2024 IndyCar coverage schedule include:

• Indianapolis 500 qualifying coverage from IMS airing on NBC and Peacock at 3 p.m. ET

Sunday, May 19 to determine the starting grid for The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

• The $1 Million Challenge made-for-TV exhibition race at 12:30 p.m. ET Sunday, March 24 on NBC, and Peacock at The Thermal Club outside of Palm Springs, Calif.

• The return of the Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair Park for the first time in nearly a decade (2015) with a doubleheader Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Exclusive coverage starts at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 31 on Peacock, with the second race at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 on USA Network and Peacock.

• The season finale for the first time at Nashville Superspeedway, determining the 2024 IndyCar Series champion at 3 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 15 on NBC, and Peacock.

“I can’t wait for the 2024 NTT IndyCar Series season to begin, and what a way to kick things off in St. Petersburg again on NBC,” said reigning series champion Alex Palou of Chip Ganassi Racing.

“We’ll be returning with our two goals in focus – winning the Indianapolis 500 and winning the championship – and I know our entire team is counting down the days until we have a chance to put all our hard work and preparation this offseason to the test.”

Peacock once again will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of the 2024 season, including the exclusive presentation of the Streets of Toronto for the third consecutive year at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, July 21.

Throughout the season, Peacock will present over 120 hours of coverage, including nearly exclusive coverage of every qualifying and practice session in 2024. Additionally, coverage surrounding the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500, all Indy NXT by Firestone races, race day warmups and full-event race replays will be available on the platform.

“The 2024 NTT IndyCar Series season is going to bring quite a bit of change to the schedule, changes that should be exciting for our fans watching the broadcasts and in-person,” said 2023 Indianapolis 500 winner Josef Newgarden of Team Penske. “New races at The

Thermal Club and The Milwaukee Mile bring new venues to the schedule, and crowning a champion in my hometown, Nashville, will be must-see television. The Indianapolis 500 is always thrilling, and when you combine it all together, you get a schedule that fans will not want to miss.”

Coverage Schedule

Date Race/Track Network/Platform Time (ET)

Sun., March 10 Streets of St. Petersburg NBC, Peacock Noon

Sun., March 24 The Thermal Club NBC, Peacock 12:30 p.m.

Sun., April 21 Streets of Long Beach USA Network, Peacock 3 p.m.

Sun., April 28 Barber Motorsports Park NBC, Peacock TBD

Sat., May 11 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBC, Peacock 3 p.m.

Sun., May 19 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying NBC, Peacock 3 p.m.

Sun., May 26 108th Indianapolis 500 NBC, Peacock 11 a.m.

Sun., June 2 Streets of Detroit USA Network, Peacock Noon

Sun., June 9 Road America NBC, Peacock 3:30 p.m.

Sun., June 23 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca USA Network, Peacock 6 p.m.

Sun., July 7 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course NBC, Peacock 1:30 p.m.

Sat., July 13 Iowa Speedway – Race 1 NBC, Peacock 8 p.m.

Sun., July 14 Iowa Speedway – Race 2 NBC, Peacock Noon

Sun., July 21 Streets of Toronto Peacock 1 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 17 World Wide Technology Raceway USA Network, Peacock 6 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 25 Portland International Raceway USA Network, Peacock 3 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 31 Milwaukee Mile – Race 1 Peacock 6 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 1 Milwaukee Mile – Race 2 USA Network, Peacock 2:30 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 15 Nashville Superspeedway NBC, Peacock 3 p.m.

Note: Dates, times, and networks/platforms are subject to change