Kimball visits with Paddock Insider for Twitter interview

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Charlie Kimball became the fourth different first-time winner in the IZOD IndyCar Series last time out at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, recording his first win for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing squad.

One of the opportunities Kimball had in the aftermath was a chance to participate in Verizon’s @PaddockInsider #AskInsider Twitter chats with IndyCar fans and observers. He’s the second straight Ganassi driver to participate; Scott Dixon also did so after his Toronto doubleheader weekend sweep. Paddock Insider takes fans into the IndyCar paddock and world at the track.

Before this weekend’s GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma (Sunday, 4 p.m. EST, NBCSN), Kimball took time to answer these questions for a Twitter interview.









Champion Marc Marquez leads MotoGP into virtual world Sunday

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During its layoff because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, MotoGP will become the latest racing series to enter the virtual world.

The MotoGP Virtual Race will be held at 9 a.m. ET Sunday, March 29 with 10 riders. It will be streamed on several platforms, including the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel. Reigning series champion Marc Marquez is among the riders in the field.

The premier class of MotoGP has yet to hit the track this season as its opener was canceled and the next three races were postponed, including the Grand Prix of the Americas being moved from April 5 to Nov. 15.

Several other racing series have tried online racing in recent weeks.

IMSA held a “SuperSaturday at Sebring” March 21 in place of the postponed Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. NASCAR started its Pro Invitational Series last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and will continue Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. IndyCar kicked off its six-race IndyCar iRacing Challenge with a Saturday race at Watkins Glen International that was won by Sage Karam.