NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES COMMENTATORS FOR 106TH RUNNING OF INDIANAPOLIS 500

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Wednesday, Could 4th, 2022

NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES COMMENTATORS FOR 106TH RUNNING OF INDIANAPOLIS 500

Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick Return to Indy 500 as Pre-Race Host and Analyst; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Joins Tirico and Patrick on Peacock Pit Field

Leigh Diffey and Townsend Bell to Name Fourth Consecutive Indy 500; “Mayor of Hinchtown” James Hinchcliffe Makes Indy 500 Sales space Debut as Analyst

106th Indianapolis 500 Introduced by Gainbridge on Sunday, Could 29; Pre-Race Protection Begins at 11 a.m. ET on NBC

STAMFORD, Conn. – Could 4, 2022 – Because the Month of Could will get underway, NBC Sports activities has introduced its workforce of race and studio commentators for its complete protection of the 106th Operating of the Indianapolis 500 offered by Gainbridge at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Could 29 on NBC.

NBC Sports activities host Mike Tirico and studio analyst Danica Patrick return to Indianapolis 500 protection for the fourth consecutive 12 months, contributing to pre-race, in-race, and post-race protection. One of the vital versatile voices in sports activities, Tirico hosted NBC Olympics’ primetime protection from Tokyo and Beijing in addition to NBC Sports activities’ protection of Tremendous Bowl LVI all inside the previous 12 months. Within the fall, he’ll start his first season as play-by-play voice for NBC Sports activities’ Sunday Evening Soccer. Patrick, one in all motorsports’ hottest personalities, is a former INDYCAR and NASCAR driver who grew to become the primary lady to steer laps and earn a top-five end within the Indianapolis 500 in 2005.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., one in all racing’s hottest personalities and an NBC Sports activities motorsports analyst, will contribute to pre-race protection alongside motorsports reporter Rutledge Wooden, and can be a part of Tirico and Patrick on the Peacock Pit Field on pit highway for segments in the course of the race.

For the fourth consecutive 12 months, “The Best Spectacle in Racing” shall be known as by NBC Sports activities’ lead INDYCAR play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey and analyst Townsend Bell, whereas fellow INDYCAR on NBC analyst and long-time INDYCAR driver and fan-favorite James Hinchcliffe makes his debut within the Indy 500 broadcast sales space. Marty Snider, Kevin Lee, Dave Burns and Dillon Welch will function pit reporters.

Protection of the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season continues on Saturday, Could 14, with the GMR Grand Prix from the IMS highway course at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Click on right here for extra info on NBC Sports activities’ complete protection of the 2022 INDYCAR season.

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