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.

NEOM McLaren Formula E announces Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast for 2023 season

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Doubling down on their commitment to electric auto sports, McLaren Racing announced Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast to compete in the 2023 Formula E Series (FE), which completes their driver lineup.

The NEOM McLaren FE team was formed by the acquisition of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E team that won the 2021 and 2022 championships with Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries behind the wheel.

“Today’s announcement feels like a long time coming,” said Ian James, managing director of NEOM McLaren Electric Racing in a release. “Since May this year, when we first announced McLaren Racing’s entry into Formula E, we have been working tirelessly to get in place the best possible team and structure for sustainable success.

“On the one hand, we have been working on the retention of the amazing talent that already was in place before going into the transitional phase. I’m proud to say I think we’ve done a great job on that front.

“On the other hand, we have been focusing on putting in place new processes and new talent – and the latter includes the drivers.”

The driver lineup clasps the two hands together.

Hughes brings 10 years racing experience in single seater cars, including a role with the acquired Mercedes-EQ team as a reserve and development driver for the past two seasons. He is the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 champion and has multiple wins in Formula 2, including two in 2020.

Announced in August, Rast joins the team after earning two podium finishes and six top-fives in 22 career Formula E starts for Audi Sport ABT before returning to the DTM Series last year. Rast’s best finish in Formula E came in the Puebla E Prix when he finished second to teammate Lucas di Grassi by less than a half second.

McLaren’s commitment to Formula E comes one year after they entered the Extreme E rally series in 2022 with Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour in the driver lineup. After a modest start to the season, the McLaren XE drivers crossed the finish line first in Round 4 in Chile, but were assessed a time penalty that dropped them to fifth. Last week in the season finale in Uruguay, they held onto a hard-earned second place finish.