Detroit Rolex Series race first lap crash takes out two DP contenders (VIDEO)

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We ordinarily don’t cover the GRAND-AM Rolex Series here, but between Jordan Taylor and crew’s music video escapades and a rather large first lap crash in its race in Detroit on Saturday afternoon, we felt the need to bring the videos to light.

The race went green on Saturday but went yellow almost immediately thereafter. Gustavo Yacaman, who won the Firestone Indy Lights race in Detroit last year, made a rather ambitious passing attempt at Turn 4.

Yacaman’s Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley Daytona Prototype ran deep into the left-hander, slid out wide on exit, leaving Memo Rojas in the Cessna-sponsored Telmex Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley nowhere to go except into the concrete barriers. Rojas then richocheted back across the track, into the path of Yacaman’s MSR teammate, John Pew, who had nowhere to go.

The above video is from European coverage on MotorsTV; the full Rolex Series race will air tape-delayed on SPEED, at 5 p.m. ET, this evening.

IndyCar at IMS Friday: How to watch, start times, live streaming info

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With three races remaining in the NTT IndyCar Series season, Scott Dixon has a commanding lead and history on his side entering Friday’s opener of the Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The five-time series champion leads defending champ Josef Newgarden by 72 points.

Since 2014, the points leader with three races left has won the championship in five of the past six years, including Dixon in ’18.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has led the championship standings following every round after opening 2020 with three consecutive victories. Dixon also led the points by 78 points with three races remaining when he won the title in 2008.

Dixon, Newgarden, Pato O’Ward, Colton Herta, Will Power, Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato are championship eligible.

Anyone outside 108 points of the lead after Indy will be eliminated heading into the Oct. 25 season finale at St. Petersburg, Florida.

Here is the IndyCar Harvest GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course schedule for Friday (all times are ET), including details and start times:

Indianapolis Motor Speedway TV schedule for Friday

IndyCar Harvest GP Race 1: 3:30 p.m., USA Network, NBC Sports Gold and streaming on the NBC Sports App and; Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer for IndyCar on NBCSN this weekend with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy.

IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway start times, information


GREEN FLAG: 4 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 85 laps (207.35 miles) around Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course in Indianapolis.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Nine sets primary, five sets alternate (A 10th set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie.) Teams must use one set of primary and one set of alternate tires in the race.

PUSH TO PASS: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 57 degrees with a 0% chance of rain at the green flag.

QUALIFYING: 6:20 p.m. Thursday (NBC Sports Gold)

ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 25 drivers racing this weekend at Indianapolis