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How to Watch Indy 500 Qualifying Online Without Cable

Indy 500 qualifying watch

Getty Graham Rahal, driver of the #15 Fleet Cost & Care Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda, will take the top spot in the Indy 500 qualifier Saturday.

Graham Rahal will take the top spot in the Indy 500 qualifying order, which is set for Saturday afternoon.

Qualifying will be televised on NBC on Saturday (3 p.m. ET) and Sunday (1 p.m. ET). If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:

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Watch NBC on FuboTV

NBC (live in most markets) is one of the 100-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of NBC’s Indy 500 qualifying coverage on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch each day’s NBC broadcast on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.

Watch NBC on Sling TV

NBC (live in select markets) is one of 47 live-TV channels included in Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle. It costs $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with NBC if you plan on keeping it long term:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch a live stream of NBC’s Indy 500 qualifying coverage on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.

Watch NBC on Hulu With Live TV

NBC (live in most markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies. You can watch immediately with a seven-day free trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of NBC’s Indy 500 qualifying coverage on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


2020 Indy 500 Qualifying Preview

Rahal, fresh from an impressive showing Friday, is in a great place heading into the race, and he knows it.

“If you have an early qualifying draw, you’re going to make the top nine,” Rahal said after winning the Fast Friday Lotto at the Brickyard. “If you have an afternoon one like we had last year, you’re going to be hard-pressed to get in no matter how quick or how good you are. The morning draws are going to be huge right now.”

The top nine qualifiers on Saturday will advance to Sunday’s one-hour race that determines pole position for the big race.

Chevrolet had an excellent showing Friday night, when it took five of the top 10 qualifying spots. Chevy driver Will Power came in 10th in Friday’s qualifying draw, and he thinks he and his teammates are sitting right where they need to be.

“Getting 10th, I was really happy about that. You go in the first 45 minutes, a little bit of rubber on the track, obviously a teammate will go before I go,” Power said. “I have a little bit of an indication. So, yeah, it’s a good spot. Good spot for us to give us the best chance to get in.”

There has been a bit of concern about how much the heat and high temperatures will affect the driving conditions on the track, so drivers will have to be extra-cautious while still trying to win it all.

Marco Andretti, who will start from the 28th position, had a solid week heading up to Saturday. He finished in the top three in all three practice sessions, posting a top speed of 233.491 mph, and he thinks most drivers should be fine in the heat after Fast Friday.

“We’re not going to be making changes,” he said. “Will it affect me tomorrow? We don’t know. I don’t know how hard it will be for the earlier guys, how hard it will be for me … In the middle of the day, the heat of the day, we put together a really solid four laps. That is the heat of the day, right? That’s the positive to take into tomorrow, that if it is going to be hot, we already did that today. We have the speed for the top nine, but we have to hope we’re not sliding too much.”

Here’s how the 33-car field will line up on Saturday:

  1. 1. Graham Rahal
  2. 2. Takuma Sato
  3. 3. Dalton Kellett
  4. 4. Rinus VeeKaya
  5. 5. Jack Harvey
  6. 6. Scott Dixon
  7. 7. Spencer Pigot
  8. 8. Pato O’Ward
  9. 9. Josef Newgarden
  10. 10. Will Power
  11. 11. Sage Karam
  12. 12. Alexander Rossi
  13. 13. Fernando Alonso
  14. 14. Ryan Hunter‐Reay
  15. 15. Zach Veach
  16. 16. Marcus Ericsson
  17. 17. Oliver Askew
  18. 18. Felix Rosenqvist
  19. 19. Ed Carpenter
  20. 20. James Hinchcliffe
  21. 21. Ben Hanley
  22. 22. James Davison
  23. 23. Alex Palou
  24. 24. Santino Ferrucci
  25. 25. Conor Daly
  26. 26. Charlie Kimball
  27. 27. Simon Pagenaud
  28. 28. Marco Andretti
  29. 29. Tony Kanaan
  30. 30. Colton Herta
  31. 31. Max Chilton
  32. 32. Helio Castroneves
  33. 33. J. R. Hildebrand