FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
*REMINDER* MIKE TIRICO, DANICA PATRICK, LEIGH DIFFEY, TOWNSEND BELL, PAUL TRACY & SAM FLOOD PREVIEW 104th INDIANAPOLIS 500 – TODAY AT 12 P.M. ET
104th Indianapolis 500 Presented This Sunday, August 23, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC; First Time the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ will be Held in August
Marco Andretti Takes Pole Position for 104th Indianapolis 500
Dial 800-367-2403 to Participate
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 19, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Indy 500 host Mike Tirico, Indy 500 studio analyst and former INDYCAR driver Danica Patrick, the lead Indy 500 commentary team of Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy, as well as executive producer Sam Flood, will preview the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on a media conference call today at 12 p.m. ET.
Media interested in participating should call 800-367-2403; Passcode: 5261005.
- WHAT: 104th Indianapolis 500 Media Conference Call
- WHO: Mike Tirico, Danica Patrick, Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy, Sam Flood
- WHEN: Today at 12 p.m. ET
- NUMBER: 800-367-2403
- PASSCODE: 5261005
NBC Sports presents the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge this Sunday, August 23, beginning at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. Marco Andretti won the pole position and will lead the field to the green flag for the Indy 500, the first time an Andretti has won the pole since Mario Andretti did so in 1987.
Following last week’s nearly 40 hours of on-track practice and qualifying coverage, this week’s coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway begins with Carb Day on Friday on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold at 11 a.m. ET. Sunday’s broadcast of the Indy 500 on NBC will mark the first time the race will be held in August.
NBC Sports will present five hours of live coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on race day – Sunday, August 23 – beginning with pre-race coverage on NBC at 1 p.m. ET with the green flag slated to wave at approximately 2:30 p.m. ET.