FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 30th, 2020
FINAL INDYCAR iRACING CHALLENGE FROM VIRTUAL INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY PRESENTED LIVE THIS SATURDAY ON NBCSN AT 2:30 P.M. ET
Leigh Diffey, Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell to Call Saturday’s Event, with Marty Snider Providing Reports from ‘Pit Road’
All Episodes of Glory Road Now Exclusively Presented on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 30, 2020 – NBC Sports presents the final event of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge live on NBCSN this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET, featuring a 33-driver field that will compete at virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Drivers expected to compete on the 2.5-mile virtual oval track include five-time series champion Scott Dixon, two-time and reigning series champion Josef Newgarden, 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power and McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris.
Last Saturday, Norris won Round 5 of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge from the pole position at virtual Circuit of the Americas on NBCSN. Arrow McLaren SP driver Pato O’Ward finished runner-up, and 2019 INDYCAR rookie of the year Felix Rosenqvist rounded out the top three finishers.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the annual Indianapolis 500, was acquired by Penske Corporation and Roger Penske in January along with the NTT INDYCAR Series. Last year’s Indy 500 champion was Simon Pagenaud.
NBC Sports’ lead INDYCAR broadcast team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Paul Tracy (analyst), and Townsend Bell (analyst) will call the action, with Marty Snider providing reports throughout the telecast.
This marks the latest collaboration between NBC Sports and iRacing, whose partnership began in 2019 with NBCSN broadcasting the first-ever eNASCAR live event on television. Since then, further collaborations have included a two-hour live broadcast of the 2019 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Championship race, and the broadcast of the inaugural NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge in April 2020.
A replay of Saturday’s race will be available on-demand on NBC Sports Gold’s INDYCAR Pass, which is currently free for a limited time. Click here for more information.
ALL EPISODES OF GLORY ROAD NOW EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON TRACKPASS ON NBC SPORTS GOLD
All 16 episodes of Glory Road are now exclusively presented on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold. Featuring many of NASCAR’s biggest stars, including Tony Stewart, Rick Hendrick, Bill Elliott and Jeff Gordon, the series, hosted by NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief and team owner Ray Evernham, takes viewers behind-the-scenes of some of the sport’s most historic moments.