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Indy 500 Open Test to be streamed live on NBCUniversal’s Peacock 

Photo: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images.
Photo: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images.
Ted Fleming
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Modified 07 Apr 2021
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Peacock will be the exclusive streaming home for the Indy 500 Open Test to be held at the World Center of Racing on Apr. 8-9. Thirty-two drivers will take to the famed Brickyard track from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (ET) Thursday and 10-4 p.m. Friday.

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Peacock to deliver first Indy 500 action

The Indy 500 Open Test is the marquee launch for the NTT IndyCar Series action on Peacock. It is also the only way fans can see the action as there will be no on-site access.

“IMS and INDYCAR are working closely with NBC Sports to deliver what should be an exceptional show on Peacock during these two very important days of testing,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said in a release.

“Having the NBC Sports broadcasters, production quality, and exclusive content will deliver an engaging viewing experience that builds even more anticipation for finally coming ‘Back Home Again’ to IMS in May.”

Nine former Indy 500 winners will take part in the test. They are: Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002, 2009), Juan Pablo Montoya (2000, 2015), Takuma Sato (2017, 2020), Tony Kanaan (2013), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2014), Alexander Rossi (2016), Will Power (2018), Simon Pagenaud (2019), and Scott Dixon (2008).

The following teams and drivers are scheduled to participate in the Indy 500 open test on Peacock

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  • AJ Foyt Racing: Sebastien Bourdais*, Dalton Kellett*
  • Andretti Autosport: Colton Herta, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi
  • Andretti Herta-Haupert Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian: Marco Andretti
  • Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport: James Hinchcliffe*
  • Arrow McLaren SP: Juan Pablo Montoya*, Pato O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist
  • Carlin: Max Chilton*
  • Chip Ganassi Racing: Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson, Tony Kanaan, Alex Palou
  • Dale Coyne Racing: Cody Ware^
  • Dale Coyne Racing with RWR: Pietro Fittipaldi^
  • Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan: Ed Jones*
  • Dreyer & Reinbold Racing: Sage Karam*
  • Ed Carpenter Racing: Ed Carpenter, Conor Daly, Rinus VeeKay
  • Meyer Shank Racing: Helio Castroneves*, Jack Harvey
  • Paretta Autosport: Simona De Silvestro*
  • Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing: Santino Ferrucci, Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato
  • Team Penske: Josef Newgarden, Scott McLaughlin, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power

* Required to complete Indy 500 Refresher Test

^ Required to complete Indy 500 Rookie Orientation Program

Published 07 Apr 2021, 14:08 IST
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