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Leigh Diffey takes break from motorsports to make Olympic debut for NBC

The JAM-1 sled from Jamaica, takes a turn during a training run for the men's two-man bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

The JAM-1 sled from Jamaica, takes a turn during a training run for the men's two-man bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

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.