WATCH: Ken Block looks to extend Red Bull GRC title lead in Seattle

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Red Bull Global Rallycross moved closer to its championship climax yesterday with the penultimate race of the season at the DirtFish Rally School outside Seattle.

You can watch Round 9 today at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC, or you can STREAM IT online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

Last weekend’s doubleheader in Los Angeles wreaked havoc upon the title fight and put Ken Block at the top of the standings going into the Emerald City.

But the Gymkhana star was not out of the woods yet, as he now had to stay ahead of three talented pilots: 2013 GRC Lites champion Joni Wiman and a pair of former F1 and NASCAR drivers in Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr. – the latter two each having led the championship themselves in 2014.

Awaiting them and the rest of the GRC grid was a 11-turn course with a sizable amount of dirt, a shorter joker lap, and a section that even goes through the school’s planer building.

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Again, CLICK HERE at 4:30 p.m. ET to stream NBC Sports’ coverage of Red Bull Global Rallycross: Seattle.

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).