This year, the Indy 500 race has some new commentators that have been added to the broadcast team. So, when you are watching the Indy 500 broadcast live, you’ll be excited about an addition to the broadcast team. Danica Patrick will be one of the additions to the team. She is joining the team as a studio analyst. She was announced as part of the broadcast team about a week ago. This is meaningful for her as well, Indy is where she made her debut in racing. She finished fourth in 2005 and was the first woman to lead laps in history.
Danica is very excited about joining the team in Indy. She says the race has a big place in her heart. Danica has another job in addition to this one. She will be assisting Mike Tirico with pre-race and post-race coverage.
In 2005, Danica finished in 12th in the point standings. She was the first woman in The NASCAR history to win an open-wheel race. She won in 2008, in Japan.
In 2013, Danica clinched pole position at Daytona. She finished eighth in that race. That’s the highest that any woman has ever finished in history. She retired from racing in 2018.
The reasoning behind her on the broadcast team is that she has a different perspective than other drivers. She will be a great addition to the team. Danica has told everyone that she has brushed up on her knowledge base about NASCAR. She should have a lot to talk about as she helps commentate the race.
She will also be apart of the broadcast team for the qualifying race that is May 19th. She’s also going to be promoting this race on NBCUniversal platforms. Danica could not be any happier to be apart of where it all started for her. We are looking forward to her new role.