"Race day coverage of the Indy 500 begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday and can be heard on both IndyCar Nation and NBC Sports Audio channel...
Tirico has hosted NBC Sports' studio coverage of the event since its debut on the network in 2019.
He was the longtime voice of the Indianapolis 500 and anchored ESPN’s NASCAR coverage for nearly 20 years.
The broadcaster first started attending the Indy 500 in 1960.
The Indianapolis 500 posted its best ratings in five years with viewership up over 50 percent from the 2020 race.
Johnson joins the NBC crew for his first in-person experience at the Indianapolis 500.
"An average of 5.446 million viewers were tuned in throughout the event with the race peaking at 6.7 million when Simon Pagenaud crossed the finish line."
"Next month will mark the first time he will be assigned to work a motorsports event outside of NASCAR."
"She will serve as a studio analyst alongside Mike Tirico during pre and post-race coverage."
What sports can’t Mike Tirico speak on intelligently? That doesn’t seem like a long list. That list may not even exist. That’s probably why his bosses...