IndyCar 2023: How to watch, stream and preview the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500

From the moment the checkered flag flew at the 2022 Indianapolis 500 until now, the IndyCar Series was dedicated to examining what it could do to improve the oval track racing package, which generally means faster. , closer and more exciting. But they also didn’t want the racing to be any easier, or too easy, because over the course of 500 miles, it’s still supposed to be Brickyard, after all, and it’s not supposed to be easy.

So for 2023, and specifically for the Indy 500, there’s a new aerodynamics package that includes mandatory stability wickers, 3 degrees of increased adjustability for the rear wing, an underwing flap wicket and optional underwing internal bargeboards. . (Wickers, for those unfamiliar, can add downforce by increasing the pressure on the pressure side of a wing and decreasing the pressure on the suction side.) higher degradation factor than previous variants of its tyres, which are generally known for holding grip much longer than expected.

The result?

“It’s not a big, dragging wicker on the wing or anything,” Team Penske’s Will Power said at a news conference after setting the fastest time in practice Monday. “It’s the closest I’ve been able to run to a car at this location without a problem.

“It would be ridiculous to have enough downforce for everyone to get through, but all there is is tire grade, so I think that will create some good racing in the field.”

Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward disagreed, telling NBC Sports that “the aerodynamic parts seem to have done nothing for racing. It’s not ideal when you’re 10th or 11th in a group, or even when you’re sixth or seventh.” . You can not do anything”.

Power explained that he believed what would really make the difference for Sunday’s race would likely be tire degradation, explaining that “the left-hand sides are softer. They get vibrations more easily as the tires degrade… No. I’ve had a set without a vibe yet I’ve had a couple that’s been massive and you have to pit and I’ve had a couple the last one where I only did a full period but it’s still [on] there. Is [completely] left side: front left and rear left. It depends on which slides more.

“I think it makes the racing better…Yeah, on a nice hot day I think it will be a good race.”

How to watch Indianapolis 500 number 107

  • Date: Sunday, March 28
  • Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4.02 kilometers (2.5 miles), four turns
  • Time: Sunday – 11 a.m. ET
  • TELEVISION: NBC, Peacock, Universe
  • Stream: fuboTV (try free)

what to watch

Friday’s Carb Day speeds, the traditional final practice of the Indianapolis 500, again had the usual suspects at the top of the speed charts. Takuma Sato and Scott Dixon led Chip Ganassi Racing 1-2, and Power was third fastest along with his fastest time in Monday practice. Carb Day was also a bit more aggressive than Monday, with many drivers going three car wide and taking things a bit more in the corners than they had. Is that setting things up for a crazy Indy 500 on Sunday? I guess we’ll have to look to find out.

Carb Day Speeds

  1. Takuma Sato, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda, 227.885 mph
  2. Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda, 227,285
  3. Willpower, Team Penske, Chevrolet, 226,953
  4. Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda, 226,945
  5. Kyle Kirkwood, Andretti Autosport, Honda, 226,872
  6. Agustín Canapino, Juncos Hollinger, Honda, 226,532
  7. Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport, Honda, 226,300
  8. Romain Grosjean, Andretti Autosport, Honda, 226,286
  9. Josef Newgarden, Team Penske, Chevrolet, 226,766
  10. Scott McLaughlin, Team Penske, Chevrolet, 225,565
  11. Tony Kanaan, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet, 225,400
  12. Conor Daly, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet, 225,378
  13. Jack Harvey, Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan, Honda, 225,251
  14. Alexander Rossi, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet, 225,233
  15. Duck O’Ward, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet, 225.114
  16. David Malukas, Dale Coyne Racing, Honda, 225,019
  17. Benjamin Pedersen, AJ Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet, 224,905
  18. Marcus Ericsson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda, 224,751
  19. Marco Andretti, Andretti Autosport, Honda, 224,702
  20. Helio Castroneves, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda, 224,659
  21. Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet, 224,627
  22. Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dreyer & Reinbold, Chevrolet, 224,519
  23. Sting Ray Robb, Dale Coyne Racing, Honda 224,158
  24. Simon Pagenaud, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda, 224,094
  25. Christian Lundgaard, Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan, Honda, 223,996
  26. Devlin De Francesco, Andretti Steinbrenner, Honda, 223,838
  27. RC Enerson, Abel Motorsports, Chevrolet, 223,814
  28. Felix Rosenqvist, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet, 223,783
  29. Katherine Legge, Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan, Honda, 223,562
  30. Graham Rahal, Dreyer & Reinbold, Chevrolet, 223,491
  31. Santino Ferrucci, AJ Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet, 223,444
  32. Callum Ilott, Juncos Hollinger, Honda, 222,265
  33. Rinus Vee Kay, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet, 222,166