NBC To Broadcast IndyCar Opener In Primetime

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The NTT IndyCar Series opener at Texas Motor Speedway will air in primetime on NBC on June 6. (IndyCar photo)
The NTT IndyCar Series opener at Texas Motor Speedway will air in primetime on NBC on June 6. (IndyCar photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – The NTT IndyCar Series will be broadcast in primetime on NBC for the first time when the season-opening Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway is televised starting at 8 p.m. (ET) Saturday, June 6.

The race is moving to NBC from its originally scheduled window on NBCSN. It’s the first NTT IndyCar Series race on broadcast television in primetime since 2013.

“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 Genesys 300 on NBC.

“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.

Live comprehensive coverage of practice and qualifying June 6 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.

The Genesys 300 will be the first race of the NTT IndyCar Series campaign amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be run with no fans in attendance.