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IndyCar inks 3-year media rights deal with NBC Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — IndyCar has signed a new media rights package with NBC Sports Group that will dramatically increase its exposure next season and move the Indianapolis 500 to a different network for the first time since 1965.

Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports Group, called the Indy 500 "one of the great jewels in all of sports" and said he was thrilled the network has been "entrusted" with the iconic event.

ABC's partnership with the Indy 500 was second in sports only to CBS' coverage of the Masters. CBS first began covering the golf tournament in 1956.

Standings: 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Mar. 21
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Martin Truex Jr.2161
2Kyle Busch2072
3Joey Logano1973
4Brad Keselowski1834
5Ryan Blaney1815
6Denny Hamlin1766
7Kyle Larson1747
8Kevin Harvick1708
9Clint Bowyer1559
10Aric Almirola14810
11Kurt Busch14411
12Austin Dillon14112