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ER nurse who is a NASCAR fan joins Mike Tirico on Lunch Talk Live

Michael Palmer, a NASCAR fan and emergency room nurse at a Detroit-area hospital, joins "Lunch Talk Live" with Mike Tirico to share his experiences during the pandemic and getg surprised by Jimmie Johnson in the process.

Michael Palmer, a NASCAR fan and an emergency room nurse at a suburban Detroit hospital, will join Mike Tirico on today’s Lunch Talk Live on NBCSN.

The show airs at noon ET. Palmer is scheduled to appear at 12:40 p.m.

“Lunch Talk Live” focuses on the current state of the sports world and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, providing guests with a platform to discuss the state of sports, voice their personal stories and detail how they are adapting their daily lives during this challenging time.

Palmer and other NASCAR fans working in the medical field and on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic shared their story last week with NBC Sports. Palmer, a Jimmie Johnson fan, has the No. 48 on his face shield to show his support for his favorite driver while working.

Wednesday’s guests are:

  • Noon - Los Angeles Angles outfielder Mike Trout
  • 12:15 p.m. - Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick
  • 12:30 p.m. - New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso
  • 12:40 p.m. - NASCAR fan and ER nurse Michael Palmer
  • 12:50 p.m. - NBC Sports cycling analyst Christian Vande Velde

You can also watch the show online here.