It’s a double barrel evening of INDYCAR from Southern California tonight on NBCSN.
A race replay of the MAVTV 500 will kick off the night at 8 p.m. ET.
Immediately following that at 10:30 p.m. ET, IMS Productions has put together a one-hour show of the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration from Club Nokia at LA LIVE.
It will offer fans another chance – if they weren’t able to watch live on IndyCar.com – to see all the awards, outtakes and speeches on TV. From being there, I can’t say it enough – Will Power’s speech is legendary, and must be seen to be appreciated.
Again that’s 8 p.m. ET for the race replay from Auto Club Speedway, and 10:30 p.m. for the championship celebration, both on NBCSN.
Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.
Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.