WATCH: IndyCar qualifying at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN


The first “standard” oval qualifying session of the season will occur later today on NBCSN, at 6 p.m. ET and via NBC Sports Live Extra from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET – it’s qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Firestone 600 at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway.

Simon Pagenaud led the field in practice, but will he take home his first Verizon P1 Award as a member of Team Penske?

Brian Till, Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy will call the action with Kevin Lee, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast and Robin Miller on pit road.