WATCH: Red Bull Global Rallycross begins doubleheader weekend in L.A.

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The first leg of Red Bull Global Rallycross’ doubleheader weekend at the Port of Los Angeles gets underway this afternoon.

You can watch today’s final from L.A. at 5 p.m. ET on your local NBC station, but if you can’t be near a  TV, CLICK HERE to stream it online or on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

In yesterday’s heat races, Andretti Autosport and their new VW Beetles served notice that they’ll be threats for the podium in SoCal.

Former F1 and NASCAR racer Scott Speed claimed two heat wins, while teammate Tanner Foust chipped in a third heat win for the Andretti camp.

Meanwhile, championship leaders Nelson Piquet Jr. and Ken Block (-40 points behind Piquet) are ready to resume their title battle. And with two full points-paying finals this weekend, the pressure will be on them to perform well and avoid trouble.

If you plan to stream today’s final, 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 5 p.m. ET to stream NBC Sports’ coverage of Red Bull Global Rallycross: Los Angeles.

Conor Daly honors friend killed Saturday amid Indianapolis unrest

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IndyCar driver Conor Daly posted a poignant tribute to Chris Beaty, a former Indiana University football player and Indianapolis business owner who was killed Saturday amid protests and rioting in the city.

Daly said he got to know Beaty, who owned an event and marketing promotions company, five years ago when he was organizing Indianapolis 500 afterparties.

Daly annually had been involved in Beaty’s parties since then and said Beaty helped get him home earlier this year when Daly’s blood sugar crashed while at an event.

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“The world lost a tremendous person. RIP Chris Beaty,” wrote Daly, who also tweeted “The violence has to stop.”

According to the Indianapolis Star, Beaty died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds during Saturday night’s unrest in downtown Indianapolis. It’s unclear if the shooting was tied to the protests.

Graham Rahal also posted about his interaction with Beaty.

Daly, Rahal and the rest of the IndyCar Series will return to action Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway (8 p.m. ET, NBC).