With Ryan Briscoe still sidelined by his broken wrist, the IZOD IndyCar Series and American Le Mans Series racer will join NBC Sports Network’s coverage of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio this weekend, joining the live telecast as a guest analyst. He’ll work alongside play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey and regular analyst Townsend Bell.
“Leigh Diffey and Townsend Bell have been doing an awesome job this year with the IndyCar broadcasts. I’m really excited to work with them, and I think it will be exciting for the fans to get the perspective of one of the current drivers in the sport,” reckoned Briscoe. “Mid-Ohio is a great track and one of my favorites. It’s a very smooth circuit with interesting elevation changes and incredibly fast corners. It’s a really exciting to track to drive. Qualifying times were very close last year, so it’s going to be very competitive during qualifying.”
Coverage of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio begins with qualifying on NBCSN on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET. The network will also have coverage of the Firestone Indy Lights race at Mid-Ohio, on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, followed by live coverage of the IndyCar race.
NBC Sports Live Extra will also provide live streaming coverage of the Honda Indy 200 via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
NBCSN motorsports coverage continues to branch out this weekend with live coverage of Auctions America from its California Auction, highlighted by a special appearance from comedian Jay Leno, well-known car collector and host of NBC’s The Tonight Show. Live coverage on NBCSN begins on Friday at 7 p.m. ET and Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.