Here are your IndyCar TV times from Milwaukee this weekend on NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra

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The 12th round of the Verizon IndyCar Series season occurs this weekend at the Milwaukee Mile. Here’s the TV times and NBCSN preview of the race:

NBCSN’s extensive coverage of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series continues this weekend from the oldest operating motor speedway in the world, with a live presentation of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 from the Milwaukee Mile this Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide comprehensive streaming coverage the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250.

American driver Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan) heads into Milwaukee looking to build on his win at the thrilling MAVTV 500 at Fontana on June 27, which set an IndyCar record with 80 lead changes and marked Rahal’s first IndyCar victory since 2008 at St. Petersburg.

Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya (407 points) and Will Power (361) continue to sit atop the IndyCar driver standings, followed by Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi, 358 points), who makes his 250th career IndyCar start at Milwaukee this weekend. Power won last year’s race, which helped propel him to the season title, while Dixon took the checkered flag at Milwaukee in 2009.

The Milwaukee Mile holds the distinction as one of the most iconic speedways in the world. The mile-long oval hosted events from every major American racing series, and has held at least one auto race every year since 1903 (except during the U.S. involvement in World War II).

This weekend’s coverage begins on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN with qualifying, prior to NBCSN’s live race coverage at 5 p.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 next Monday, July 13, at 6 p.m. ET, and will present Indy Lights, IndyCar’s top developmental series, from Milwaukee on Tuesday, July 14, at 11 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Group lead IndyCar play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey will call the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250, alongside analyst and former driver Paul Tracy, a four-time winner at the Milwaukee Mile, and veteran motorsports analyst and driver Townsend Bell (David Hobbs had also been expected to join). Robin Miller, Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee and Katie Hargitt will handle pit reporting duties. Kevin Lee, (play-by-play), Anders Krohn (analyst) and Katie Hargitt (reporter) will handle coverage of the Indy Lights race.

Following is this week’s IndyCar coverage schedule on NBCSN:

Date Program Time (ET) Network
 Sun. July 12 IndyCar Chronicles (Encore) 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 – Qualifying* 4 p.m. NBCSN
ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 5 p.m. NBCSN
Mon., July 13 ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 (Encore) 6 p.m. NBCSN
 Tues., July 14 Indy Lights Milwaukee 11 p.m. NBCSN

*denotes same-day delay

Starting lineup grid for IMSA Petit Le Mans: Tom Blomqvist puts MSR on pole position

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship contender Tom Blomqvist put the Meyer Shank Racing Acura at the front of the starting lineup for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Road Atlanta.

Blomqvist turned a 1-minute, 8.55-second lap on the 2.54-mile circuit Friday to capture his third pole position for MSR this season. Earl Bamber qualified second in the No. 02 Cadillac for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Ricky Taylor was third in the No. 10 Acura of Wayne Taylor Racing, which enters Saturday’s season finale with a 19-point lead over the No. 60 of Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis (who will be joined by Helio Castroneves) for the 10-hour race.

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With the pole, MSR sliced the deficit to 14 points behind WTR, which will field the trio of Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Brendon Hartley in Saturday’s race.

“We really needed to put the car in this kind of position,” Blomqvist said. “It makes our life a little less stressful tomorrow. It would have given the No. 10 a bit more breathing space. It’s going to be a proper dogfight tomorrow. The guys gave me such a great car. It’s been fantastic this week so far, and it really came alive. I’m hugely thankful to the boys and girls at MSR for giving me the wagon today to execute my job.

“That was a big effort from me. I knew how important it was. It’s just awesome for the guys to give them some sort of reward as well. It’s always nice to be quick. If you do the pole, you know you’ve got a quick car.”

Though WTR has a series-leading four victories with the No. 10, MSR won the Rolex 24 at Daytona and has five runner-up finishes along with its three poles.

The strong performances of the ARX-05s ensure that an Acura will win the final championship in IMSA’s premier Daytona Prototype international (DPi) division, which is being rebranded as Grand Touring Prototype in the move to LMDh cars next season.

Taylor qualified third despite sliding into the Turn 5 gravel during the closing minutes of qualifying while pushing to gain points.

“Qualifying was important for points,” Taylor said. “Going into it, if we outqualified the No. 60 Meyer Shank Acura, they had a lot to lose in terms of championship points. So, we were trying to increase the gap over 20 points which would’ve made a big difference for tomorrow. We would have loved to get the pole and qualify ahead of the No. 60, but in the scheme of the points, it didn’t change a whole lot. I’m feeling good since it’s such a long race, and the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura team does such a good job strategizing and putting us in a good position.

“I’m very confident in our lineup and our team compared to them over the course of 10 hours. I’d put my two teammates up against those guys any day. I think we are all feeling optimistic and strong for tomorrow.”

In other divisions, PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports (LMP2), Riley Motorsports (LMP3), VasserSullivan (GTD Pro) and Paul Miller Racing (GTD) captured pole positions.

The broadcast of the 10-hour race will begin Saturday at 12:10 p.m. ET on NBC, moving at 3 p.m. to USA Network.


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