WATCH LIVE: Mercedes looks to make it five from five in Spain

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After locking out the front row of the grid during qualifying yesterday, Mercedes will be chasing its fifth straight win at today’s Spanish Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton leading the charge from pole position.

You can watch the Spanish Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 7:30am ET. CLICK HERE for live stream.

Hamilton himself is looking to win his fourth straight race in Spain, and it would be his first victory at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya if he can indeed pull it off. However, with teammate Nico Rosberg waiting in the wings, he will have a fight on his hands to seize the lead of the drivers’ championship from the German.

Daniel Ricciardo will lead Red Bull’s efforts from third place. Sebastian Vettel was slapped with a five place grid penalty following a gearbox change due to a failure in Q3, and will start down in 15th. Valtteri Bottas and Romain Grosjean were the surprise packages of qualifying, and will start fourth and fifth respectively.

The Spanish Grand Prix is certainly hotting up to be a close one, so make sure that you tune in from 7:30am ET on NBCSN and Live Extra. CLICK HERE for live stream.

Defending winner Takuma Sato to grace front of 2018 Indy 500 tickets

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has unveiled what the ticket for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 will look like.

The ticket features blue and red foil stamped with a sculptural embossing of last year’s 500 winner, Takuma Sato, in victory lane, holding the ceremonial winner’s bottle of milk. Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, driving for Andretti Autosport.

The ticket was revealed Thursday during a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse that featured Sato, now with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, as well as Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles, IMS President J. Douglas Boles and Hulman Motorsports Senior Vice President of Events Allison Melangton.

The Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will be held Sunday, May 27 at IMS.

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