WATCH LIVE: A jam-packed Sunday for IndyCar in Toronto

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This morning, Sebastien Bourdais claimed his first Indy-car victory since 2007. But he doesn’t have much time to celebrate.

He and the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the Honda Indy Toronto street circuit for the second, 65-lap race of the day in the Canadian metropolis.

Coverage of Race 2 begins on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET, with a green flag expected around 4:15 p.m. ET. If you can’t be near a TV, then CLICK HERE to stream Race 2 online and on your mobile devices with NBC Sports Live Extra.

The starting grid for Race 2 will be set on entrant points following today’s Race 1. As a result, Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Will Power will be on the front row for the standing start, while Bourdais will be situated toward the middle of the grid.

Castroneves finished runner-up in Race 1 and extended his championship lead to 28 points over Will Power, who finished ninth. We’ll see if Power can respond in Race 2 and make up some of that lost ground.

If you plan to stream today’s race, be sure to have your username and password from your cable/satellite/telco provider handy so your subscription can be verified. Once you plug those pieces of information in, you’ll have access to the stream.

Again, CLICK HERE at 10:30 a.m. ET to stream NBCSN’s coverage of Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto.

SuperMotocross set to introduce Leader Lights beginning with the World Championship finals

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In a continuing effort to help fans keep track of the on track action, SuperMotocross is in the process of developing and implementing leader lights for the unified series.

Currently Supercross (SMX) utilizes stanchions in the infield that are triggered manually by a race official. At least two stanchions are used in each race as a way to draw the eye to the leader, which is especially useful in the tight confines of the stadium series when lapping often begins before the halfway mark in the 22-bike field. This system has been in place for the past two decades.

Later this year, a fully automated system will move to the bike itself to replace the old system. At that point, fans will be able to identify the leader regardless of where he is on track.

The leader lights were tested in the second Anaheim round this year. An example can be seen at the 1:45 mark in the video above on the No. 69 bike.

“What we don’t want to do is move too fast, where it’s confusing to people,” said Mike Muye, senior director of operations for Supercross and SMX in a press release. “We’ve really just focused on the leader at this point with the thought that maybe down the road we’ll introduce others.”

Scheduled to debut with the first SuperMotocross World Championship race at zMax Dragway, located just outside the Charlotte Motor Speedway, a 3D carbon fiber-printed LED light will be affixed to each motorcycle. Ten timing loops positioned around the track will trigger the lights of the leader, which will turn green.

SMX’s partner LiveTime Scoring helped develop and implement the system that has been tested in some form or fashion since 2019.

When the leader lights are successfully deployed, SuperMotocross will explore expanding the system to identify the second- and third-place riders. Depending on need and fan acceptance, more positions could be added.

SuperMotocross is exploring future enhancements, including allowing for live fan interaction with the lights and ways to use the lighting system during the race’s opening ceremony.