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.

Newgarden fastest as Castroneves returns in weather-shortened Barber test

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The Verizon IndyCar Series took to Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday for an open test, with 24 entries tackling the 2.38-mile road course.

Weather intervened in the afternoon, preventing nearly the entire field from going out, but the weather held off during the morning enough for one session to be run in its entirety.

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden led the way, with a quick lap of 1:07.979, ahead of Team Penske teammates Will Power and Helio Castroneves. For Castroneves, this marked his first IndyCar outing of 2018.

Helio Castroneves was back in an IndyCar on Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo: IndyCar

Sporting the Pennzoil “yellow submarine” paint scheme, Castroneves turned 41 laps around Barber in the morning session, with a quick lap of 1:08.315. He was also the only driver to venture out on track in the afternoon, completing eight laps.

The Dale Coyne Racing duo of Sebastien Bourdais and Zachary Claman De Melo completed the top five.

Results are below.