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Select NBC Gold Pass sites available free for limited time

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NBC Sports Gold will provide free access to several of its most popular passes for a limited time. These sites include TrackPass, Pro Motocross Pass and IndyCar Pass. Sign up for access is available at here.

Users will need to create an account and then select from several packages. TrackPass and Motocross Pass will be free until May 1. IndyCar Pass will be free until May 31.

TrackPass content includes full replays of select NASCAR races since its launch in 2019 as well as long-form documentaries featuring the sports’ greatest stars. IMSA, K&N and Modified races are also available.

American Flat Track’s full 2019 season can be accessed through TrackPass.

Pro Motocross Pass includes all races and qualifying shows from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons as well as highlights.

Full event IndyCar replays from the 2019 season are available, giving users thousands of hours to help get through the loss of races due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other free Gold Passes can be accessed for golf, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, rugby, cycling and snow sports.

Simon Pagenaud’s engineer relives 2019 Indy 500 victory on Twitter

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The Team Penske engineer for last year’s Indianapolis 500 winner is reliving Simon Pagenaud’s day by tweeting about what he was doing each moment a year later.

Starting with an observation that he awoke in his Indianapolis hotel room at 4:30 a.m., Ben Bretzman (@benbretzman) sent nearly two dozen tweets by 11 a.m. ET about how the morning before the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 unfolded.

Bretzman was through the infield tunnel and in Gasoline Alley by 6 a.m. By 7:30 a.m., he was wondering if his driver was awake yet, but he had heard for the first time from Pagenaud 45 minutes later.

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Among other highlights: The team’s last strategy meeting was at 8:30 a.m.; final check of the weather was at 9:30 a.m. and Bretzman gave the No. 22 Dallara-Chevrolet a once-over at 10:35 a.m. before it was pushed to the grid.

Follow @BenBretzman to watch the day unfold from the pit box and tune into “Back Home Again at 2 p.m. ET on NBC as Pageanud and Alexander Rossi, who are good friends off the track, recap their epic duel with host Mike Tirico.

Simon Pagenaud and engineer Ben Bretzman debrief at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IndyCar photo by Joe Skibinski).