Last year, the event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was postponed and held without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, it’s expected to be the most-attended sporting event since the pandemic’s start.
Event organizers expect 135,000 fans to attend — approximately 40% of the Indiana racetrack’s capacity.
“We’re thrilled to welcome fans ‘Back Home Again’ and appreciate our loyal customers and their continued support,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway said in a statement.
How do I watch the race?
Race coverage starts at 11 a.m. ET on NBC on Sunday, May 30. You can also stream it via the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com.
Pilots will be given the command to start their engines at 12:38 p.m. ET, and the green flag to start the race will drop at 12:45 p.m.
How long will it last?
The Indy 500 is a 500-mile race spread out over 200 laps. It takes nearly three hours to complete.