NBC announces special broadcast of Indy 500 on May 24

NBC is broadcasting a special edition of the Indy 500 on May 24. (NBC)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — NBC announced on Thursday that it will air an Indianapolis 500 special on what would have been race day.

The special, Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again, will feature IndyCar drivers Simon Pagenaud, Alexander Rossi and NBC Sports' Mike Tirico for an encore presentation of the 2019 Indy 500.

The presentation will feature a pre-race conversation with the trio at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

13News' Dave Calabro and Taylor Tannebaum will also be at the track beginning at 9a.m. to talk about missing race day, reflect on last year's epic race and look forward to August!

The broadcast will also recognize the military traditions of the Indy 500 and honor those currently fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once the race begins, Pagenaud and Rossi will provide exclusive commentary, sharing personal perspectives on key moments throughout the race.

The special will honor the Greatest Spectacle in Racing beginning at 2 p.m. ET, May 24.

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