Coverage Shifts to NBC from NBCSN for NBC Sports’ First Primetime INDYCAR Race on Network TV
NTT INDYCAR Series Genesys 300 Coverage from Texas Motor Speedway on NBC Begins at 8 p.m. ET as INDYCAR Gets #BackOnTrack
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 24, 2020 – NBC Sports announced today that the 2020 NTT INDYCAR Series Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will now be televised in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on NBC on Saturday, June 6, moving from its originally scheduled window on NBCSN.
This marks the first time NBC Sports has showcased the NTT INDYCAR Series in primetime on NBC, and the first INDYCAR race on broadcast television in primetime since 2013.
“America has a thirst for live sports, so we’re thrilled to showcase the spectacular racing of the NTT INDYCAR Series in primetime on the broadcast network,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN.
“We’re pleased the daring nature and bold skills of INDYCAR’s athletes will be displayed to a network primetime audience in just a few weeks’ time,” Penske Entertainment Corp President & CEO Mark Miles said. “INDYCAR’s first season on NBC in 2019 was marked by significant audience growth, and this marquee broadcast slot reflects both our continued momentum and strong partnership with NBC Sports Group.”
NBC Sports’ lead INDYCAR broadcast team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst) and Paul Tracy (analyst) will call the race on NBC.
Texas Motor Speedway has produced two of the closest finishes in INDYCAR history, including Graham Rahal’s victory over James Hinchcliffe by just .008 seconds in 2016 on NBCSN.
Live comprehensive coverage of practice and qualifying from Texas Motor Speedway will stream on NBC Sports Gold’s INDYCAR Pass. Race coverage on NBC streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
|Sat., June 6||NTT INDYCAR Series Genesys 300 – Practice||NBC Sports Gold||1:30 p.m.|
|NTT INDYCAR Series Genesys 300 – Qualifying||NBC Sports Gold||5 p.m.|
|NTT INDYCAR Series Genesys 300||NBC||8 p.m.|
*all coverage on NBC streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
The Genesys 300 will be the first race of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR Series campaign as the series gets #BackOnTrack. This kicks off NBC Sports’ second season as the exclusive home of the NTT INDYCAR Series, including the Indianapolis 500, which will now take place on Sunday, August 23 on NBC. The remainder of the 2020 television schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.