Marc Marquez on pole for MotoGP at Indianapolis

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Spain’s Marc Marquez has earned pole position for tomorrow’s MotoGP Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix with a track-record lap of 1 minute, 37.958 seconds around the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Marquez’s lap easily eclipsed the previous mark of 1 minute, 38.313 seconds, which was set by Dani Pedrosa last year.

Honda rider Marquez, who won last month at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, led every practice session of the weekend before besting fellow Spaniards Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha; 1 minute, 38.471 seconds) and defending Indy GP winner Pedrosa (Honda; 1 minute, 38.485 seconds) for the top spot on the grid in qualifying.

Nicky Hayden landed sixth on the grid to lead the Ducati camp and the American contingent of riders. The other Americans, Colin Edwards and wild card entrant Blake Young, will start 12th and 24th, respectively.

One rider that will not be on the grid at Indy will be Ben Spies, who was set to race for the first time since April at Circuit of the Americas but crashed this morning in practice. He suffered a dislocated left shoulder in the incident and will be unable to compete on Sunday.

Last October, Spies underwent season-ending surgery on his right shoulder after injuring it in a crash at the Malaysian round. The effects of that injury had kept him out from Jerez in May all the way up to this weekend at Indy.

Recapping the 2018 Dakar Rally with “best of” video highlights

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.

NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.

Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.

So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads

Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.

MORE: Dakar Rally daily stages schedule, NBCSN broadcast schedule, list of all competitors.

MORE: Stage 14 overall Rally wrapup

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