PHOTOS: The 'TODAY Show' broadcasts from IMS

Savannah Guthrie and TODAY guest host Tom Hanks interviewed Sheryl Crow from a stage on the yard of bricks. (WTHR / Scott Hums)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) — Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker were joined by actor Tom Hanks and singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow for a very special broadcast from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The show was dedicated to America's Hidden Heroes, the caregivers who look after the countries military service men and women.

The national broadcast ran from 8 to 9 a.m.


Tom Hanks and Savannah Guthrie interview Sen. Elizabeth Dole about her role in honoring "Hidden Heroes." (WTHR / Scott Hums)
One of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's goals is to raise awareness of the day-to-day issues military caregivers confront. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Al Roker did weather reports all morning from IMS. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Tom Hanks listened to Sheryl Crow sing a duet with a virtual Johnny Cash. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Singer Sheryl Crow smiles while being introduced by Savannah Guthrie and Tom Hanks. (WTHR / Sabrina Russello)
Al Roker was glad to forecast the rain would clear up in time for the Sheryl Crow concert. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Savannah Guthrie and Tom Hanks interviewed Sheryl Crow from the stage on the yard of bricks. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Singer Sheryl Crow with TODAY guest host Tom Hanks. (WTHR / Sabrina Russello)
Al Roker's weather reports started in the rain but ended in a sea of smiling faces. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Sen. Elizabeth Dole talks with Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie on The TODAY Show. (WTHR / Sabrina Russello)
Tom Hanks was a guest host for the TODAY show. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
(WTHR / Sabrina Russello)
Savannah Guthrie sings along to Sheryl Crow's performance. (WTHR / Sabrina Russello)
The TODAY Show honored America's "Hidden Heroes" with Sen. Elizabeth Dole. (WTHR / Sabrina Russello)
TODAY Show host Savannah Guthrie greats fans after the broadcast. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
The scoring pylon was decked out in NBC logos for the event. (WTHR / Scott Hums)