NBC Sports announced on Thursday that Andretti Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe will join their on air team for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season starting with the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg which takes place from March 13 to 15.

Speaking about the news Hinchcliffe said:

I’m thrilled to be joining the NBC Sports team and covering so many awesome racing series in 2020. “NBC Sports has covered INDYCAR for more than a decade and I’ve gotten to know Diff really well over that time. I used to bang wheels with PT and Townsend, so our relationships go way back and it will be great getting to work them, and all the behind the scenes staff at NBC Sports, throughout the season. I’ve always loved educating people on the finer points of INDYCAR racing and I’m excited to jump in and share my expertise and perspective as a current driver with all of the fans and viewers.

Hinchcliffe will also work on NBC’s NASCAR coverage starting with the Brickyard 400 and speaking following the news, NBC Sport and NBCSN Executive Producer and President Sam Flood said:

James Hinchcliffe is one of the most dynamic personalities in motorsports and we’re excited to bring The Mayor of Hinchtown to the NBC Sports team for 2020. “James’ engaging personality, combined with his unique perspective of what these drivers are experiencing in real time, will be a great addition to our motorsports coverage.”

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