Conversation with Mario Andretti Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, Followed by Screening of Drive Like Andretti at 7 p.m. ET
Andretti’s First-Person Account as Refugee, Immigrant, Cultural Icon and Racing Legend Ahead of 50th Anniversary of 1969 Indianapolis 500 Win
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 14, 2019 – NBC Sports will host a free screening of Drive Like Andretti – its new documentary celebrating the life of Mario Andretti – as well as a conversation with Andretti this Friday, May 17, at The Toby Theater at Newfields in Indianapolis, Ind. Click here to reserve tickets.
Friday evening’s conversation with Mario Andretti will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Leigh Diffey, who will call NBC Sports’ inaugural broadcast of the 103rd Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 26, on NBC. Friday’s screening of Drive Like Andretti will begin at approximately 7 p.m. ET.
Drive Like Andretti follows Andretti – the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, and a Formula 1 World Championship – as he recounts his improbable journey, beginning as a war refugee in Italy and concluding as the most famous racecar driver on Earth.
The film features interviews with a number of celebrities across entertainment and popular culture who discuss Andretti’s profound impact beyond the race track, including; Ludacris, Ice-T, Jay Leno, Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASA Apollo 10 astronaut Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, and journalist A.J. Baime.
Drive Like Andretti includes interviews with Andretti in Montona, Croatia; Tuscany, Italy; Andretti’s home in Nazareth, Pa.; Andretti’s winery in Napa, Calif.; and Speedway, Ind., at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Newfields offers dynamic experiences with art and nature for guests of all ages. The 152-acre cultural campus features art galleries, lush gardens, a historic mansion, performance spaces, a nature preserve and sculpture park. From inspiring exhibitions in the Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries, to concerts in The Toby, to a stroll through The Garden with a glass of cheer, guests are invited to interact with art and nature in exciting new ways. Newfields is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among the ten largest and oldest general art museums in the nation; the Lilly House, a National Historic Landmark; The Garden, featuring 40 acres of contemporary and historic gardens, a working greenhouse and an orchard; and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, one of the largest art and nature parks in the country. The Newfields campus extends outside of Indianapolis with Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Ind.—one of the nation’s most highly regarded examples of mid-century Modernist architecture. For more information visit www.DiscoverNewfields.org.