NBC IndyCar commentators for 2023 are Townsend Bell, James Hinchcliffe, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Leigh Diffey, Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick. 

The Series has been a part of NBC Sports’ current coverage since the 2009 season. 

By agreeing to a three-year contract extension in 2019, NBC Sports added the broadcast television rights to the series from ABC and replaced them with NBC.

The Indianapolis 500, the signature race of the IndyCar was given to NBC for television transfer.

The NBC broadcast team has a talented group of people who are dedicated to giving fans the greatest coverage of racing.

Townsend Bell, who provides color commentary, previously competed in race and won the 2011 Indianapolis 500. He has also served as a television analyst for both series and was a former Formula One driver.

NBC IndyCar Announcers List

The announcer list for NBC IndyCar are:

  • Leigh Diffey
  • Bob Jenkins
  • Todd Harris 
  • Mike Tirico

Leigh Diffey has served as the play-by-play announcer for NBC’s coverage of the series since 2014. He has also called races for ESON, Speed Channel, and Fox Sports. 

Diffey started his broadcasting career in racing in 1993 calling cart events for Speed Channel. Also, in 1999 he worked as a racing announcer for NASCAR and Formula 1. 

He joined ESPN in 2002 and began calling NASCAR, Indianapolis 500, and Formula One events. Diffey made a comeback to Speed Channel, where he called indy races.

Leigh joins NBC in 2014 to broadcast races and since then he has called every Indianapolis 500 for NBC. Additionally, he has served as a lead announcer for several events on NBCSN.

American television announcer Bob Jenkins has been calling races for over 40 years and he is best known for his work with NBC since 2009. He began working for network in 1994, and since the network took on the broadcast rights in 2009, he has been calling the races.

Jenkins has called races for NBC in addition to ESPN, ABC, and CBS. Additionally, he has experience working as a pit reporter for many series.

Bob remained the lead announcer for the series on NBC after NBC acquired the Indy racing rights.

Todd Harris is a sports announcer and reporter for NBC Sports. At a young age, Harris became well-known for hosting World’s Strongest Man on ESPN with four-time champion Bill Kazmeier.

He has also served as the network’s host for coverage of the annual IronMan competition in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, and the Tour de France. Todd was the primary play-by-play commentator for NBC’s joint venture with the Pro Fight League and the World Series of Fighting.

Starting in 2021, Harris and Leigh Diffey called Supercross races on NBCSN alongside Ricky Carmichael, Daniel Blair, and Will Christien.

IndyCar Radio Broadcast Team

The radio broadcast team for the series are:

  • Mark Jaynes
  • Davey Hamilton
  • Rob Blackman
  • Chris Denari 
  • Luisa Macer
  • Georgia Henneberry 
  • Scott Sander
  • Rob Howden 
  • Alex Wollf
  • Nick Yeoman 
  • Joel Sebastianelli

Mark Jaynes is the main anchor for races in Radio and the Voice of the 500. In 1996, while working as the News/Sports Director at WTHI AM/FM in Terre Haute, Indiana, he realized a lifelong dream by joining the INDYCAR Radio Network.

After serving as a pit reporter and backstretch/turn announcer, Mark went to the booth in 2016 to become the “Voice of the 500” and the principal anchor of Radio.

Besides his broadcasting career, Mark is a communications teacher at Monrovia High School in Monrovia, where he also works for the IHSAA Champions Network, where he covers state championships in several sports. 

The car race driver Davey Hamiton started his broadcasting career in 2003 for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network. He has competed in the Indy Racing League Series.

Talking about his racing career. Hamilton ran for de Ferran Dragon Racing in the 2010 Indianapolis 500. In 2013, Hamilton switched in for Jimmy Vasser at Honda Indy Toronto, joining the Stadium Super Trucks.

At the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2014, he made his season debut, finishing eighth in the opening race and ninth in the closing.

Chris Denari has been a part of the Radio Network since 1999. He also worked as a pit reporter and has been the Turn 4 announcer since 2001. Denari has spent almost 40 years broadcasting sports in Indianapolis.

He received the 2003 Broadcaster of the Year award from the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, and in April 2016 he was inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame.

Georgia Henneberry is a broadcast journalist who covers various motorsports, such as NASCAR, IMSA, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, INDY NXT by Firestone, and the Tezos All-Star Circuit of Champions.

In the 2023 season, her broadcasting may be seen on Flo-Racing, NBC Sports on Peacock, INDYCAR Radio, and The Motor Racing Network.

Rob Howden became a radio network broadcast team member in 2014 when Anderson’s promotions took over the Indy Lights series. Rob has been heard on the pit lane for the Network during the Indy Lights and sessions and serving as the PA announcer for the USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 series on race weekends.

Where To Watch IndyCar?

IndyCar can be watched live on Peacock, SkySports, Sling TV, Direct TV Stream, and Fubo TV. If you want to watch on TV you will need NBC or USA cable package. 

With all races showing live on NBC and USA in 2023, including the 107th Indianapolis 500 on NBC, the network will operate as the only U.S. television home for racing.

NTT Indy Car Racing is only broadcast in the United States by NBCUniversal, which controls both networks. There are many ways to watch Indy 500 online for any cord-cutting NTT fans.

No matter your choice, you can watch live feeds on your streaming devices, Smart TV, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. 

Below is the list of the online live streams:

1. Peacock (Premium Subscription Price: $4.99)

Peakcock, a streaming service provided by NBC Universal, is one of the simplest ways to watch online. All races are available for live streaming on NBC’s streaming platform.

You can also watch race replays and related news, commentary, and documentaries.

Although Peacock offers a free tier, you must upgrade to Peacock Premium, which costs just $4.99 monthly, to watch live races.

2. Sling (Subscription Price: $22.50)

With your streaming device or TV Sling is an excellent way to watch IndyCar live feeds online at an affordable price.

Sling Blue package offers access to NBC and USA. It is the first app-based TV service that enables online streaming of live TV and on-demand programming.

3. Fubo Tv (Free Trial Of Seven Days, Price: $74.99 per month)

FuboTV is a reputable live TV streaming service allowing you to watch live streams. You can watch IndyCar races online on its channel lineup, including NBC and USA.

FuboTV has a seven-day free trial to try; after that, it will cost $74.00 monthly.

4. DirectTV Stream (Free Trial Of Five Days, Price: $69.99 per month)

The other choice for watching the race online is a live TV streaming service like DirecTV Stream. It is a streaming service that offers all of the features of a DirecTV cable package.

You will get access to a free trial of five days.