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NBC’s NASCAR coverage has sounded a bit different during the last two weeks.

The network has used broadcaster Leigh Diffey during the last two races, but some NASCAR fans haven’t particularly enjoyed Diffey’s accent. Several fans have complained on social media about Diffey’s “British” accent and how they don’t enjoy hearing him on NASCAR broadcasts.

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The criticism was so strong, NBC decided to respond on Twitter by informing fans that Duffey isn’t British. In fact, he’s actually Australian-American.


Diffey’s accent might catch listeners off guard, but he knows the sport well and has done a solid job covering it for NBC.

But let’s hear it from the readers. What do you think of Leigh Diffey and his accent on the NASCAR broadcasts?

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