WATCH LIVE: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Live Extra

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – The third round of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, will be LIVE on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra from 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT and local time, this afternoon. The Live Extra stream link is linked here for participating cable providers.

Compared to last week’s swampy deluge at NOLA Motorsports Park, the weather in Long Beach this weekend has been near perfect, and will be so again today.

Helio Castroneves has the pole position for today’s race, as the third Team Penske driver to score a pole in succession this year. It’s continued the Penske prowess in qualifying to open the year.

Today’s race on the streets of Long Beach is scheduled for 80 laps around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street course. It’s usually a two-stop race, but some drivers could opt to play a three-stop strategy.

This race is the 41st edition of the street race classic.

As they were in NOLA, for today’s race, Brian Till, Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy will be in the NBCSN booth, with Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Kevin Lee and Robin Miller patrolling pit road.

Again, that’s 4 p.m ET/1 p.m. PT for the coverage on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.