Going into the Nov. 5 season finale in Las Vegas, the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship featured four drivers still in contention to take home the title.
At the front of the pack was Finnish rookie Joni Wiman, whose late-season run of consistency had enabled him to seize the points lead in the penultimate race in Seattle.
But Wiman would still have to hold off the Head Hoonigan in Charge, Ken Block, plus Scott Speed and another GRC rookie, Nelson Piquet Jr.
It all came down to the final laps of the year. You can see the dramatic conclusion today at 1:30 p.m. ET on your local NBC station.
But if you can’t be near a TV, you can also STREAM TODAY’S BROADCAST online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.
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).