WATCH LIVE: Juan Pablo Montoya seeks return to IndyCar glory at Pocono

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Today at Pocono Raceway, Juan Pablo Montoya will seek to cap off his comeback to IndyCar racing with a win from the pole position in the Pocono IndyCar 500.

Coverage of today’s race will air LIVE on NBCSN starting at Noon ET, but in case you can’t get near a TV, CLICK HERE to stream the race online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

After winning the Indianapolis 500 and the CART championship in 2000, Montoya moved on to Formula One (2001-2006) before flipping to stock car racing with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (full-time, 2007-2013).

But last fall, Montoya decided to go back to IndyCar with Team Penske. And as the Colombian has gotten re-acclimated to the discipline, he’s started to up his performance with podium finishes in two of the last three Verizon IndyCar Series events.

Yesterday in qualifying, Montoya edged out Penske teammate Will Power to claim his 15th career IndyCar pole and his first since the 2000 race at Surfer’s Paradise, Australia.

As for Power, he’ll start alongside Montoya on the front row as he seeks to maintain his championship lead this afternoon. Power holds a 39-point edge on another Penske teammate, Helio Castroneves, who starts seventh on the 21-car grid. It’s also worth noting that since today’s race is a 500-miler, double championship points will be up for grabs.

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Again, CLICK HERE at Noon ET to stream NBCSN’s coverage of the Pocono IndyCar 500.

Verstappen doesn’t want F1 season to end after recent run of form

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Max Verstappen says he is not ready for the 2017 Formula 1 season to come to an end after enjoying a run of strong form through the closing stages of the campaign.

Verstappen endured a rocky run of form through to the end of the European season that saw him suffer a number of reliability issues and score just a single podium finish, taking third in China back in April.

However, the Dutchman has rallied to score more points than any other driver in the last five races, including victories in Malaysia and Mexico, as well as a podium finish in Japan.

Verstappen heads into next weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix chasing a third win of the year to sign off, but joked he does not want the season to end just as he’s got into a good groove.

“We will, of course, try and end the season with a strong result in Abu Dhabi,” Verstappen said. “Last year was actually quite a good race after skipping a pit stop following a spin at Turn 1, it was hard to manage the tires to the end of the race but we did it and finished fourth.

“I would say that my favorite part of the track is at Turns 2 and 3, the fast left, right. It’s also very cool driving underneath the hotel and racing in the darkness with all the lights.

“The final sector at Yas Marina is actually quite technical so you have to be really precise there, but it should also be our strongest part of the track.

“There are quite a few overtaking opportunities to make the race interesting, before the long straight at the hairpin and then at the end of the straight under braking for the next chicane section.

“Abu Dhabi is the last race on the calendar, but I don’t actually want the season to end. I’m really fired up at the moment and I just want to keep going.

“The nice thing will be to spend some time with friends and family over the winter break and then I will look ahead to January and get back into training before it all starts again.”