NBC Indy 500 broadcast interrupted by storm NBC’s Indy 500 broadcast was interrupted by a severe storm.

Severe weather caused severe problems for NBC’s Indy 500 broadcast Sunday, as the network lost its signal for about 10 minutes.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials, race teams, fans and everyone else had been watching a storm approach the speedway. NBC signed on for its coverage, but during an interview with David Letterman, the network’s feed suddenly stopped.

A lengthy commercial break followed.

Brad Panovich, longtime meteorologist with NBC’s WCNC affiliate in Charlotte, shared the ominous weather radar over Indianapolis at the time of the technical difficulties.

The storm forced a delay in the race’s scheduled start time, and NBC filled the time with its broadcast from the 2023 Indy 500.

Race fans dropped a few jokes and memes on X about the NBC broadcast issue.

[Brad Panovich WCNC; Photo Credit: NBC Sports]

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