Indy 500 2018: Schedule, start time, live stream and TV info

When talking about 2018 Indy 500 is basically it basically refers to an annual Verizon IndyCar Series event that is meant to happen on Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which is located in Speedway, Indiana. Additionally, the scheduled event is supposed to cover about 200 laps which is actually about 500 miles. Importantly, Indy 500 Live is primarily a 2018 IndyCar Series. The latest edition winner of the Indy 500 is Takuma Sato. Moreover, Indianapolis 500 is normally at a higher level than the American Championship which is essentially an open-wheel formula mostly known as the Indy car racing.

Indy 500

Indy 500

Indy 500 is normally known to contain some of the most prestigious motorsports including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Monaco Grand Prix. The capacity of Speedway is approximated to be above 250, 000 and patrons attendance of about 300, 000. As if not enough, Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in 1909 and crucially its first event was held in 1911 and was won by Ray Harroun. Indy 500 celebrated its 100 anniversary in 2011 although the 100th event took place in 2016. Some of the most successful drivers in the IndyCar Series include Rick Mears, A. J. Foyt and Al Unser Sr. Each of the above drivers have actually won the race four times. As if not enough, Roger Penske is the most successful car owner. He is the owner of Team Penske which has essentially had 16 wins out of the possible 17 poles. On the other hand, Rick Mears holds a title for the most career poles which he stands with six of them.

When and where is Indy 500 2018?

The 2018 Indy 2018 will take place live from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana. Crucially, the event is scheduled on the Sunday of 27th May. The event will be the 102nd running of the Indy 500 and will kick off at exactly 12.15 PM ET but the green flag will be dropped at 12.20 PM. The race is 500 miles (200 laps) long. An event presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will actually take place on the Memorial Day weekend Sunday.

2018 Indy 500 Schedule

6 AM – all the public gates would be opened
12.15PM- Starting off the event
12.20 PM- Dropping of the green flag and 102nd running of the Indy 500
5 PM- all public gates closed.

 

Indianapolis 500 TV Coverage

The Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to be televised live in the United States right on ABC television. This is due to the multi-year and long-term contract between the network and Speedway. You can also take another option of streaming the race online at WatchESPN.com and using the WatchESPN app. It’s actually the final year of broadcasting after a long-term contract between the two parties.

 

How to watch Indy 500 Live online

On cable

According to the United States Television regulation, all the rights to show 2018 Indy 500 are guaranteed to ABC Network in the United States. You can just check out the every detail about the race on their official website so that you get every detail you need in order to watch the game comfortably from your home. If you don’t have a cable to stream the live race trough ABC there a number of other official channels available to watch from. The alternative ways include streaming using your mobiles, desktops, laptops, Android, tablets, androids, and IPad, iPhone and play stations.

 

ABC

This essentially the official broadcaster of the Indy 500 2018. On the ABC television channel, you can watch the practices or the live action of the 102nd Indy 500 race online or through a cable. Additionally, you can also download the ABC app and stream the live action on a network. The availability of the channel greatly depends on your location.

Without a cable

How to watch Indy 500 online on an app?

There are a number of apps that can enable you to stream live the Indy 500 from anywhere you are. All you need is to sign up for the race app and you will be free to stream over a network. The app is in Los Angeles, Chicago, Raleigh-Durham, Huston, Fresno-Visalia, New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia TV market. You can download the free race app from Google play store or App store. As an additional option, you can also download apps for Chromecast, Roku, Nexus Player, Xbox, One and ZTE. From wherever you are the TV app offers you use any of your devices and stream live the Indianapolis 500 Online.

 

How to watch Indy 500 online on Tablet or Smartphone

If streaming your 2018 Indianapolis 500 on your smartphone, tablet, or any mobile device is your best option then you can go ahead and do it. All you need is to download the ABC app in a phone and it will provide you with live signals of the race from Speedway. You can find the app on Amazon Fire, App Store and Google Play store. After downloading, log in with information from your cable provider. Other mobile apps that you use to watch Indy 500 are WatchESPN app. Sling app and DIRECT NOW app. Download these apps from play store and app store and importantly signup for their free trial.

 

How to watch Indy 500 online on Xbox or PlayStation Vue?

The place you always determine whether you will or not get the Indy 500 signal. However, people who have PlayStation Vue and Xbox can always purchase the Indy 500 at a price of $40 per month.

 

Indy 500 Live Streaming TV Channel

Indy 500 has been televised on ABC television since 1965 up then. This is actually the second-longest contract between a television network and a sporting event. On the 12th of May 2018, it’s only the ABC television that will have the rights to show the live event. On that note, let’s look at other streaming television options that can enable you to watch the live action.

 

WatchESPN

This is generally an online platform that enables you to stream the live action of Indy 500 from Speedway. For you to use the services you must have paid for the subscription the relevant cable compatible provider. WatchESPN is not an ideal option if you are watching it from a cable. However, if you are watching it from home then it can work for you. Importantly, plans are underway by Disney to spin ESPN of as a stand-alone application.

 

Sky Sports

Sky Sports offers you a whole range of options to stream the live action of Indy 500. Additionally, Sky Sports provides you a great viewing experience with Ultra HD stunning signals. Whether you are using the Sky Go or any other Sky Sports option, the experience is always great and of high quality. Other Sky Sports options that you can use to stream the Indy 500 include Sky iPad App and many other devices. In a nutshell, Sky Sports is actually one of streaming TV channels with the widest range of way of streaming Indy 500.

 

Fox Sports

With Fox Sports App and cable subscription, you are able to enjoy numerous streamable games including the famous 2018 Indy 500. Some of the major devices that are compatible with Fox Ports include Amazon Fire TV device, Chromecast, Apple TV, both Android and IOS mobile devices and Roku. For those who want to use their browsers to stream Indy 500, you have to possess a valid cable subscription information.

 

Fubo TV

Fubo TV is more like Hulu Live package, Sling TV, and many other streaming channels. With Fubo TV one is able to watch the live action of Indianapolis broadcast on FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS. However, Fubo TV doesn’t include the ESPN network and any other network owned by Disney. Nevertheless, plans are also underway to include Red Zone and NFL networks to be part of Fubo TV. Importantly, the Fubo TV package cost $35 per month.

 

Sling TV

Sling TV is one of the ideal methods of streaming live games like the Indianapolis 500. Through Blue package one is able to access the live actions of Indy 500 on ESPN, FOX, NBC, and ABC Network. The advantage with this is that there is Sling TV doesn’t have CBS. It, however, has ABC for purchase via the Sports Extra add-on for $ per month.

 

Direct TV Now

Direct TV now enables you to access more 100 TV channels through the stream services. Some of this channels will help you stream the live action of Indy 500 from Speedway, Indiana. Recently, the ABC Network and the ABC Live Network have reportedly been included to be part the Direct TV Now. Importantly, the package costs $ per month.

 

Hulu Live Package

This package provides you a live stream action of Indianapolis 500 through a number of stream channels such as ESPN, CBS, ABC and FOX at a monthly price of $40. However, it’s important to put in mind that this package network is not found everywhere. Before you do any subscription, confirm is the network covers your area. The NFL network is not contained in Hulu Live Package.

 

YouTube TV

YouTube features about 40 streaming channels providing the viewers three channels that can enable them to watch the live action of Indy 500. For only $35 a month you get a subscription to ESPN, ABC, FOX, CBS as well as other sports channels like Fox Sports, ESPN2, ESPNU, the Big Ten Network, the SEC Network and importantly the CBS network. One advantage of the YouTube TV is that the availability of channels does not depend on your location.

How to watch 2018 Indy 500 Live from everywhere

Using VPN

It common experience when you try watching streaming TV channels like Sling TV, Direct TV Show, NBC Sports, BT Sports, Fubo TV and ESPN Player they prompt you with a geo-error that says the channel is not available in your region. This becomes a challenge when you want to stream a live event online but your geographical region cannot allow you. With VPN (Virtual Private Network) this problem can actually be solved. If you an Indianapolis fan based in Australia, UK or Ireland you can just stream the live event online using the appropriate online channel. The Virtual Private Network primarily help you get the American IP Address and you will stream any live event in America from anywhere as though you are based in America. In a nutshell, a VPN is a way of unblocking the US channels so that you can stream them regardless of your geographical region. Steps to follow and unblock 2018 Indy 500 channels outside the US.

 

a) Sign up with an appropriate VPN service but ensure you distance yourself from free VPNs which can harm your online security.
b) Download and do an installation of the VPN App from the relevant VPN provider website.
c) Launch the application and connect with the involved VPN server based in the United States.
d) After this, you will now be browsing with an IP Address located in the United States.
e) The way gives you a chance to unlock all the channels based in the US and watch them from anywhere. Some of these channels include Fubo TV, Sling TV, Direct TV Show, NBC Sports, BT Sports and ESPN Player.

Using Smart DNS Proxies

This another method that does exactly what VPN does. Smart DNS Proxies bypass any geographical restrictions and offers you a chance to unblock and stream channels outside the restricted area. With Smart DNS Proxies you are able to stream Indianapolis 500 from anywhere you want. Let’s look at how to unblock channels in the United States and consequently stream Indy 500 from anywhere.

a) Go to the Unlocator and sign up for the free version which normally lasts 7 days
b) Follow the video tutorial provided to configure the smart DNS Proxies of your streaming device.
c) Go to online Fubo TV, create an account by signing up for a 7-day trial version.
d) Watch 2018 Indy 500.

 

Any looking to watch Indianapolis 500 2018, there are a lot of options available. All you need to do is finding out the option and to be specific the site that best works for you and stick to it as you enjoy the 102nd Indianapolis 500 event. With the new era of technology, there are always options to stream the actions of the live event.