Milwaukee IndyFest weekend preview: Pro Mazda (VIDEO)

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Besides the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights Series, the Pro Mazda Championship is also on the schedule for this weekend’s Milwaukee IndyFest.

NBC Sports Network production assistant Ashley Wilson takes a look at some of the contenders in the Pro Mazda series, primarily the Andretti Autosport pair of Matthew Brabham and Shelby Blackstock. The pair went 1-3 in the last race at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indianapolis last month and Brabham has won four of the first five races to start the season.

The Pro Mazda race is at 6 p.m. local time (CT) tonight.

NBCSN will present ‘Race and Sports in America: Conversations’ Monday

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With motor racing reckoning with its own issues of diversity and equality, “Race and Sports in America: Conversations” will tackle the topics of social justice with several athletes. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday, July 13 on NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic channel and on regional sports networks.

The roundtable discussions will be hosted by Damon Hack and feature Charles Barkley, Steph Curry, Jimmy Rollins and Ozzie Smith in one segment. The other segment will include Kyle Rudolph, Anthony Lynn, Troy Mullins and James Blake.

Race has been a major topic in motorsports this year.

NASCAR banned the Confederate flag at its race after lobbying by Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the premier Cup Series. In Formula One, six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton has joined Black Lives Matter marches in London and also formed a panel on diversity. The lone Black driver in F1 also led 14 of 20 drivers taking a knee before the season opener in Austria.