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'Drive Like Andretti' premieres on NBC

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Wed, May 8th 2019 02:15 pm
Mario, star of `Drive Like Andretti` (NBC photo)
Mario, star of "Drive Like Andretti" (NBC photo)

Includes celebrity interviews with Ludacris, Ice-T, Jay Leno & Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Drive Like Andretti” – NBC Sports’ new film that celebrates the life of Mario Andretti and details his first-person account as a refugee, immigrant, cultural icon and racing legend – premieres this Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, leading into NTT IndyCar Series coverage of the INDYCAR Grand Prix at 3 p.m. on NBC.

“Drive Like Andretti” follows Andretti – the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and a Formula 1 World Championship – as he recounts his improbable journey, beginning as a war refugee in Italy and concluding as the most famous racecar driver on Earth.

Part one of “Drive Like Andretti” – “Deus ex Machina – God From Machine” – is live now on NBCSports.com and the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel. Part one touches upon Andretti’s impact across racing and American culture, and includes interviews with Ludacris, Ice-T, Jay Leno, Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASA Apollo 10 astronaut Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, and journalist A.J. Baime.

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