Alonso calls into Texas from Canada; says of IndyCar, ‘why not?’ (VIDEO)

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Fernando Alonso was the star attraction of the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, despite failing to finish owing to an engine failure in the back of his No. 29 McLaren Honda Andretti entry while running in the top-10.

Alonso was named Sunoco Rookie of the Year for his efforts, although he only finished 24th, and Ed Jones finished third for Dale Coyne Racing.

During tonight’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600 from Texas Motor Speedway, Alonso called into the NBCSN broadcast to speak with the booth of Kevin Lee, Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy.

Asked by Lee about his future – both Alonso’s and Honda’s futures with McLaren are murky at best at the moment – Alonso didn’t say no when asked if he would consider IndyCar full-time.

“Why not? I’m very open to anything. I don’t have a pure answer right now,” Alonso said.

You can see Canadian Grand Prix coverage from 2 p.m. ET on NBC on Sunday.

Video highlights from Stage 13 of the Dakar Rally

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Friday’s Stage 13 of the 40th Dakar Rally went from San Juan to Cordoba to set up the concluding stage of the event.

The video highlights of Stage 13 will air on NBCSN on Saturday at 6:30 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Friday:

CARS

Nassar Al-Attiyah strengthened his hold on second with a stage win as defending winner Stephane Peterhansel crashed in the penultimate stage.

BIKES

Toby Price won his second stage of the 2018 Dakar, his ninth overall, while Matthias Walkner retained the lead ahead of the final stage.

TRUCKS

Eduard Nikolaev continued to make a case for his second consecutive Dakar win after an epic battle to capture Stage 13.

QUADS

Jeremias Gonzalez took Stage 13 of the quads, tightening his grip on third overall in the 2018 Dakar Rally.