The NTT IndyCar Series announced on Thursday that NBC Sports will broadcast a four hour special about last year’s Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge with interviews with defending 500 winner Simon Pagenaud who drives the No.22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet and Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda conducted by Mike Tirico.
The interviews aren’t the only surprise in store for fans as both Simon Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi will provide their own commentary on what was a fantastic race.
Speaking about the news, Sam Flood, Executive producer and president of production with NBC and NBCSN said:
The goal of our enhanced broadcast is to honor the traditions of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ and re-live elements of last year’s race through Simon Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi as they battled back-and-forth to the checkered flag. “We know the excitement, anticipation and intensity will be that much higher for the 2020 Indianapolis 500 on Aug. 23 on NBC, and we’re excited for the return of INDYCAR at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6 on NBCSN.
Penske Entertainment Corporation President and CEO Mark Miles commented on the news saying:
For more than a century, the Indy 500 at the Racing Capital of the World has served as a powerful and stirring tribute to our nation’s shared history of service, sacrifice and excellence. While this Memorial Day weekend will certainly be different, we’re pleased to join our partners at NBC Sports in continuing this tradition through this special TV presentation. We look forward to recognizing both our military and front-line COVID-19 heroes while providing motorsports fans some intense and behind-the-scenes INDYCAR action through the race replay.
The presentation will air from 2-6PM ET.