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NBC's Diffey leaves race track for Olympic debut

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JENNA FRYER | February 7, 2014 02:21 PM EST | AP


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leigh Diffey's professional career has almost exclusively been devoted to covering motorsports.

NBC is now giving him a chance to make his Olympic debut.

Diffey is part of the network's coverage of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, as the play-by-play announcer for bobsled, skeleton and luge.

It's a temporary break from his regular gig as the play-by-play announcer for Formula One and IndyCar for NBC Sports Group, and a far cry from a career made covering everything on wheels.