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MEDIA ALERT -- NBC SPORTS PRESS EVENT AT INDY 500 MEDIA DAY IN INDIANAPOLIS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY

ONE-HOUR PRESS EVENT BEGINS AT 11 A.M. ET ON THURSDAY, MAY 23

NBC Sports Indy 500 Commentators Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy, Mike Tirico, Danica Patrick, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be Available to Press

10 Days Remain Until NBC’s Inaugural Broadcast of the Indy 500 on May 26

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 16, 2019 – Six of NBC Sports’ Indianapolis 500 commentators will preview the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” one week from today at a press event on Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m. ET. The one-hour event will take place in the North Chalet of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Plaza, near Pagoda Plaza.

Participants include NBC Sports’ INDYCAR broadcast team of Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, and Paul Tracy as well as Indy 500 host Mike Tirico, in his first INDYCAR assignment; analyst and former INDYCAR driver Danica Patrick; and NBC Sports motorsports analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will attend his first-ever Indy 500. NBC Sports announced its full 14-person Indy 500 commentary team in April. Click here for more details.

Following are details for next Thursday’s press event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:


  • WHAT: NBC Sports’ Indianapolis 500 Press Event
  • WHO: Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy, Mike Tirico, Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • WHEN: Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m. ET
  • WHERE: North Chalet of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Plaza Center

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The 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge will be the first ever on NBC. Coverage begins on Sunday, May 26, with eight hours of programming: a pre-race show on NBCSN at 9 am ET; race coverage at 11 am ET on NBC; and a post-race show at 4 pm ET on NBCSN.

Time (ET)EventNetwork
9 a.m. ETPre-raceNBCSN
11 a.m. ETRaceNBC
4 p.m. ETPost-raceNBCSN

For more information on NBC Sports’ comprehensive coverage of the Indy 500, click here.
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