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Leigh Diffey is a native of Brisbane, Australian who lives in the U.S. and is a Play-by-Play Announcer with NBC Sports. Leigh is the voice of Formula One television and IndyCar. He travels the world covering Formula One along with David Hobbs and Steve Matchett. He was SPEED’s announcer and host for the Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar Series, US rounds of the MotoGP, and he was a regular host on SPEED Center and The Speed Report. No doubt you’ve heard his voice on numerous other sports coverage shows around the world with his technical prowess including: the Olympics, World Cup Luge, NASCAR, golf, sailing, and rugby. Leigh has also worked for the BBC commentating the Superbike World Championship and World Rally racing.

SHOW SPONSORS  

NOCO Genius Boost

Covercraft Industries

Christopher Kimball Financial Services

SUCCESS QUOTES

“Go to the edge of the cliff because you just might fly.” – Siimon Reynolds

CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES 

Losing his father in the middle of commentating Australian Open.

AH-HA MOMENTS

While commentating the 24 Hours at Daytona Leigh connected a team owner with a manufacturing company and realized he could be a connection in the industry for automotive solutions.

FIRST SPECIAL CAR

A 1972 Toyota Carolla

BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE

Buy the least expensive car your ego will allow.

USEFUL RESOURCE

The Internet

NBC Sports

BOOK RECOMMENDATION 

Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown

A Mechanic’s Tale by Steve Matchett

PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE

Never be afraid to chase your dreams.

WHERE TO FIND LEIGH

Twitter

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