Here’s your TV times for this weekend’s Firestone 600 on NBCSN

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The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to NBCSN for the balance of the second half of the season, starting with this weekend’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

TV times and details are below:

INDYCAR FIRESTONE 600 – SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Beginning this weekend, NBCSN will provide exclusive coverage of the final eight races of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, culminating with the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on August 30 on NBCSN. Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya (315), who won this year’s Indianapolis 500, currently holds a 21-point lead over teammate and 2014 IndyCar champion  Will Power (294). Last weekend, Carlos Munoz (Andretti Autosport) and Sebastien Bourdais (KVSH Racing) took victories at the Detroit doubleheader.

Coverage of the Firestone 600 begins on Friday at 6 p.m. ET with qualifying, followed by live race coverage Saturday on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ETBrian Till (play-by-play) will call the action from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, alongside driving analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy. Reporters Marty SniderKelly StavastRobin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.

Note there will also be an episode of INDYCAR Chronicles, featuring Helio Castroneves, that airs Thursday night, June 4, at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thur., June 4 NASCAR AMERICA 5 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East: Bowman Gray 7 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East: Shasta 8 p.m. NBCSN
INDYCAR Chronicles: Helio Castroneves 9:30 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., June 5 F1 Canadian Grand Prix – Practice 1 10 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Canadian Grand Prix – Practice 2 2 p.m. NBCSN
IndyCar Firestone 600 – Qualifying 6 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Seattle 7 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Seattle 11 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., June 6 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Practice 9:30 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Canadian Grand Prix – Practice 3 10 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Pre-race 11:30 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Moto 1s Noon MAVTV
F1 Canadian Grand Prix – Qualifying 1 p.m. NBCSN
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Moto 2s 2 p.m. NBC
IndyCar Firestone 600 8 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., June 7 F1 Canadian Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore) Noon NBCSN
F1 Extra 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Canadian Grand Prix 2 p.m. NBC
Mecum Auctions: Seattle 2 p.m. ET NBCSN
F1 Canadian Grand Prix (Encore) 8 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Extra (Encore) 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions – Seattle 11 p.m. NBCSN

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.