One of the longest-running relationships between a sporting event and a network will continue
when the Indianapolis 500 airs on ABC for the consecutive year since 1964.   ESPN on ABC's
live, high-definition telecast from Indianapolis Motor Speedway begins with a one-hour pre-race
show at 11 a.m. (ET) and the green flag at 12 p.m.

In 2014, nearly 11 million people tuned in to the race that is broadcast worldwide.

RADIO BROADCASTS
More than 400 affiliate IMS Radio Network radio stations located throughout the United States and
Canada will broadcast live Race Day coverage of the Indianapolis 500 at 11 a.m. Sunday,  with a
pre-race show, followed by the race broadcast at 12 p.m.

SATELLITE RADIO
The radio network's Indianapolis 500 coverage also will be broadcast live on
XM Satellite Radio channel 209 and
SIRIUS channel 214

OTHER LISTENING OPTIONS
Many of the local radio stations that broadcast the IMS Radio Network offer online streams,
meaning listeners do not have to be in their broadcast range to tune in. 94.1 FM in Calcium,
New York, 94.5 FM in Birmingham, Alabama and 95.3 FM in Clinton, Missouri all offer online
streams.

Listeners can also tune in using
shortwave radios via the LeSea Broadcasting Network, and those
in the military can listen through the
American Forces Radio Network.

All IndyCar races can be listened to on the web at
IndyCar Radio
Related Links
Indy 500 Broadcast Schedule
2018
 
 
 
Saturday May 12
3:30 pm - 6 pm
IndyCar Indianapolis Grand Prix
ABC
Saturday May 19
4 pm - 6 pm
Day 1 of Qualifying
ABC
 
 
 
 
Sunday May 20
4 pm - 6 pm
Day 2 of Qualifying
ABC
 
 
 
 
 
6 pm
Live segments SportsCenter
 
 
11 am - noon
Carb Day
NBCSN
 
12 pm - 1pm
Indy Lights Freedom 100
NBCSN
 
 
 
 
Saturday May 26
12 pm - 1:30 pm
500 Festival Parade
ABC
Saturday May 26
4:30pm - 6 pm
500 Festival Parade
NBCSN
Saturday May 26
6:30 pm - 9 pm
Night before the 500
local ABC
Saturday May 26
6 pm
Snakepit Ball
local WISH TV 8
 
 
 
 
Sunday May 27
11am - 12 pm
500 pre-race show
ABC
Sunday May 27
12 pm
The Indy 500 Mile Race
ABC
Monday May 28
8pm - 11pm
Victory Banquet
local NBC
Indy 500 Radio Affiliates:
TELEVISION
INDY 500 BROADCASTING
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HOW TO WATCH ESPN WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE CABLE TV

Many IndyCar races, practices and qualifying throughout the year are broadcast on ESPN.  

If you don't have cable TV, but you do have internet, then you can still subscribe to ESPN and watch it on y
our computer or stream it to your TV if you have a streaming device (such as AppleTV, Roku, Playstation,
Firestick.)

Note: There are also streaming devices that have been "cracked" and they allow access to every and
all channels possible without any sign-in.  For instance there is software called Kodi that is used to "open"
the Amazon Firestick.  People also sell devices that are "'open."  This is illegal and they are shut down
eventually.  However, it seems as one seller is shutdown, another seller pops up with a similar device.

Another method of watching an IndyCar race that was broadcast on cable is to look for it on YouTube a
day or two later.   Search on the what you want to see, such as "2017 IndyCar Mid-Ohio qualifying".  
Then look at the date posted (should say today, or yesterday, obviously if it says 1 month ago, then it's not
what you want.)  Also look at the length of the video.  No use clicking on a video that it 3 minutes long!  
You are looking for one that is more like 2 hours long.  [
Note:  There are scam artists on YouTube who
promise to stream the races live to you.  To identify these thieves, their YouTube video tells you to click on
a link below their video.  That takes you to a site that tries to get you to pay them for a membership.
Don't be fooled.]
RADIO
New VOICE OF THE 500

After two years as IMS Radio Network “chief announcer”
Paul Page has decided it was time to call it quits. The
veteran announcer came back in 2014 for a second stint
in that role as he previously was the “chief announcer” for
the network from 1977-1987. From there, he’d become
the head announcer for ABCs IndyCar coverage before
moving into the same role on the NHRA side.

But, IndyCar got him back in 2014 which was a very
popular move. Unfortunately, he didn’t want to stay long as
he decided last year was it.

The IMS Radio Network hired
Mark Jaynes in that role
as the Beech Grove, Indiana resident becomes the sixth
“voice of the 500.”

The 52-year old joined the network in 1996 and has been
a regular ever since. He was most recently the lead
announcer for all the Indy Lights races and served on the
Verizon IndyCar Series broadcast in a fill-in role in the
booth on practice and/or qualifying days.

Joining Jaynes on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series
broadcasts broadcasts will be Davey Hamilton who
serves as the driver analyst, Jake Query, Nick Yeoman,
Michael Young, Dave Furst, Katie Hargitt and Rob
Howden.
Sid Collins ..... Mark Jaynes
Former Voice of the 500’s:

Sid Collins (1952–1976)
Paul Page (1977–1987)
Lou Palmer (1988–1989)
Bob Jenkins (1990–1998)
Mike King (1999–2013)
Paul Page (2014–2015)
Booth - Driver expert
Booth - Color Commentators
Booth - Historian
Booth - Analyst
Booth - Commentary
Booth - Live In-Car Reports
Chief Announcer
Turn 1
Turn 2
Turn 3
Turn 4
Backstretch
Victory Lane
Pit Reporters
Indy 500 IMS Broadcast Team
Lap-by-lap anchors
Color Commentators
Pit reporters
IndyCar on ESPN
Host
Lap-by-lap commentator
Color commentator

Pit Reporters
Nicole Briscoe
IndyCar on ABC Sports
Updated May 29, 2017
IndyCarRadio.com
Note: This is one of those things that is impossible to update until May.  
I leave up last year's schedule so that you can use it as a reference.
If you do not see this year's schedule, check back closer to the event.
11:00 a - 01:00 p
01:00 p -  04:30 p
04:30 p - 06:00 p
Indy 500 Qualifying - Day 1
02:00 p - 06:00 p
                           Good Places To Find Live IndyCar Action

You can watch practices, qualifying, pre and post-race coverage for IndyCar and Indy Lights on:

Indycar Race Control Web Site
Indycar's YouTube Channel  and
RoadtoIndy.TV  Web Site or smart phone app
If you have Verizon mobile phone service, use their IndyCar app.
May 11
09:15 a - 10:00 a
10:20 a - 10:50 a
12:30 p - 01:00 p
01:30 p - 02:30 p
04:30 p - 05:45 p
IndyCar Grand Prix Practice
Indy Lights Qualifying
IndyCar Grand Prix Practice
Indy Lights Race #1
IndyCar Grand Prix
Qualifying
May 12 -  IndyCar Grand Prix
08:30 a - 09:00 a
1
1:15 a - 11:45 a
01:15 p - 02:25 p
0
3:00 p - 06:00 p
Indy Lights Qualifying #2
IndyCar Grand Prix W
arm-up
Indy Lights Race #
2
IndyCar Grand Prix
May 19 - QUALIFYING
May 20 - QUALIFYING
Indy 500 Qualifying - Day 2
11:00 a - 12:00 p
1
2:30 p -  02:00 p
0
1:45 p - 03:00 p
Final IndyCar Practice
Indy Lights - Freedom 100 Race
Pit Stop Competition
11:00 a - 04:00 p
May 25 - CARB DAY
May 27 - 102nd Indy 500
Indy 500 Race
(All times ET)
(All times ET)